Noar Shalom & Chavrei Shalom Youth Groups at Temple Sholom.
One of our priorities at Temple Sholom is to offer opportunities for our young people to connect with each other and with the synagogue.
Noar Shalom is our 6th – 8th grade youth group and Chavrei Shalom is our 3rd – 5th grade youth group.
Several times each year we invite children in these grades to gather for fun and socializing (and a little Jewish content) as part of the Temple community. These programs are open to all 3rd – 8th grade students, whether they are enrolled in our Religious School/Beit Sefer Shalom or not.
Orr Shalom – High School Youth Group
Our senior youth group for teens is led by a youth board and participates in monthly social action projects, social events, and Temple events. Members of the board facilitate the 5th-8th grade retreat and work as Madrichim in the Religious School.
Temple Sholom Retreats at OSRUI
We want ALL of our students to experience the magic of Jewish camping, proven to be the best builder of positive Jewish identity!
OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute) in Oconomowoc, WI is the official URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) summer camp of Temple Sholom. It is supported by all reform synagogues in the region, to connect our youth to each other, similarly to our local chapter of NFTY, our national Reform teen movement.
OSRUI is where our Temple Sholom youth, teen and family retreats are held, where our rabbis and myself spend our summers, and is our Reform movement’s original overnight camp.
Jewish Camp Scholarships
Temple Sholom offers generous incentive grants for attending OSRUI (and other Jewish camps). Contact Kendra@sholomchicago.org by December 31 to learn more.