Weekly Youth Blast


It is the mission of Congregation Agudath Sholom Youth Department to provide innovative religious and recreational activities for infants through senior teens, which infuse core Torah values and a general menschlichkeit into the daily lives of our youth.

Upcoming Youth Events!

Ki Tisa
Parsha Story by Nesanel Safran
In this week's Torah portion, Moses goes up to Mount Sinai. There he speaks with God, and learns how to teach the Jewish people to live in the right way. God tells Moses how much He loves the people and how He gave them the Torah as a special gift. God explains even though sometimes people don't behave properly, He is very patient and wants to give them a chance to straighten things out. He's much more patient and caring than a person could ever be. We can learn from this how important it is to be patient and loving with the people in our life.

In our story a boy tries to act with patience and understanding even when someone makes it hard for him.

Jeremy Glitch didn't have too many friends. In fact he had exactly one -- Michael Fine. For some reason, most people got mad at Jeremy. But Michael never did. He even seemed to really like him.

One day Michael and his friend Danny were walking home from school together and guess who showed up?


He came over to the guys when they weren't looking. "Boo!" he said in a loud voice. The boys turned around with a start.

"Hi Jeremy. What's up?" Michael asked.

"It's none of your business, hah-hah" Jeremy answered. "By-the-way, where are you two bozos going?" he added with a silly laugh.

Danny couldn't believe his ears. "This guy is sooo annoying!" he said to himself.

But Michael didn't seem to get angry at all. He just kept answering Jeremy calmly, with a friendly smile on his face.

Jeremy kept asking the boys more and more silly questions, calling them names and making a general nuisance out of himself.

After Jeremy finally left, Danny turned to Michael and asked, "How can you stand that little creep?"

Michael looked surprised. "What do you mean?"

"After all those mean and annoying things he said to you, aren't you angry?" Danny asked.

"Listen, Danny," said Michael. "I know Jeremy is a little hard to take, but I just try to be patient with him. He'll probably grow out of it, and even if not, so what? Everybody's always getting mad at the poor guy, so I just try to give him a break."

Danny looked up at Michael and said, "Wow, I never looked at it that way. I think from now on I'll try to be a little more understanding too."

Parsha Projects
Coloring Page:  (challahcrumbs.com)
Ten Commandments Origami: 10 Commandments Foldable 


Youth Group Sign Up & Protocols

In order to keep everyone safe, we will need you to abide by the following protocols:


1.  There must be social distancing at all times. 

2.  Only one parent per family can attend.

3.  One parent must be present with their child at all times to ensure the 6 foot social distancing precaution. 

4.  Children aged 2 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. 

5.  All children 3 years of age and over MUST wear a mask while on the premises of the shul property.

6.  All adults MUST wear a mask while on the premises of the shul property.

7.  We ask that when your group is over, you promptly leave. 

Due to safety concerns and the need for masks to stay on, please note that no food will be allowed to be eaten inside the chapel.  


If you can agree to follow all these guidelines we are so excited for you to join us and continue to recreate a fun and meaningful Shabbat experience for your kids!  However, safety is of utmost importance and if rules are not being upheld and safety becomes a concern because of certain behaviors, one’s ability to participate in groups will have to be reconsidered and re-evaluated. 


Winter 2020


  • Tot Shabbat
  • Mini Minyan
  • Junior Congregation
  • Bnai Mitzvah Club

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush," please email Yolly at ydratch@gmail.com or Yaakov at yfaratci@gmail.com

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit http://youth.cas-stamford.org/giving for all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Shabbat Shalom! 

Yolly and Yaakov Faratci