Youth Dept directors

Our Youth Directors

Chani and Kivi Neuman

Both Chani and Kivi love working with kids! Over the past few years, they have both worked with kids of all ages. Chani worked in a pre-school after graduating from Touro College. This past summer, Chani was the Pre-School Director in Vacation Village Day Camp, supervising 50 kids between the ages of 3 and 5. She coordinated all programming, trips and activities. Chani plans on returning to school and becoming an Occupational Therapist.

Kivi, a senior at Yeshiva University, is majoring in accounting and studying for Semicha at RIETS. This past summer, Kivi was the Day Camp Director in Vacation Village Day Camp, overseeing 120 kids between the ages of 6 and 13. In previous summers, Kivi worked as a division head in Camp Shalom, directing the programming for the older boys division. Kivi has also been very involved with NCSY, acting as an advisor for the Englishtown, NJ chapter. Chani and Kivi are a fun, loving and dynamic team, We are so excited to have them in Holliswood.


2016 Youth Dept. Opening Event


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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders


This year the youth department has launched a couple new and exciting youth programs including our JL (Junior Leader) and M&M (Mishna and Mincha) programs.

The JL program is geared for our 6th and 7th graders that are graduating from the youth department.  The program is geared for leadership training, Shabbos Davening, and exclusive JL events. The program takes place every Shabbos starting at 9:30 in the Main Shul to acclimate the JL’s to davening with a minyan on Shabbos. At 10:00 they have an exclusive Kiddush that satisfies their sweet tooth and gives them the energy they need to help out during groups. At the Kiddush, they hear a short Dvar Torah; in the near future- they will be the ones sharing with the others the Dvar Torah. At this point the JL’s come down to help out with our youth (They are doing a FANTASTIC JOB!).  

Our exclusive JL events are geared towards leadership training and having a great time! Our Kickoff event was a combination of Coldstone and Barnes and Noble. We started our event by eating ice cream at Coldstone (if they weren’t already hyper, ice cream did the trick!). Then we separated the JL’s into 2 teams to compete in a scavenger hunt throughout Barnes and Noble. We challenged the JL’s to make sure that no one in the store finds out what we are doing-in other words teach them that they have self control even with a sugar rush. They were quite impressive! They showed off their par excellence leadership skills! At the end of the event, we counted up the points and the girls beat the boys by 1 clue! Stay Tuned to hear more of our exciting events! 

The M&M Program, inspired by Justin Stark, is a wonderful opportunity to spend time learning with your friends and munching on some yummy snacks (if you show up on time). We began learning Masseches Rosh Hashonah a couple weeks ago and we are already finishing the 1st perek this week! We are in the process of planning an exclusive M&M trip for all those who participate. The program is split up into two groups. Some of our kids are learning Mishna for the very first time: learning the language of the Mishna and the different interesting ideas. The older kids are honing their impeccable thinking skills and asking well thought out questions! Stay Tuned as we fly through Masseches Rosh Hashonah!

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