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                               MEET OUR NEW YOUTH DIRECTORS!

Our Youth Directors

Shaindy and Dovid Saleman

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Shaindy and Dovid Saleman, our new Youth Directors. 

Mazal tov on their recent wedding! They are both Queens natives and recent Queens college graduates.

Shaindy received her BA in Anthropology at Queens College and is currently working at the Orthodox Union as a human resources assistant. As president of OU-JLIC at Queens College (2017-2018), she has experience both planning events and overseeing whole programs. She also has experience collaborating with community leaders such as: Rebbeim, Board Members, Leaders of Other Clubs, and Active Students.

Dovid just received his degree in Psychology at Queens College and is currently studying I/O Psychology at Baruch College. He has years of experience working at Acheinu Day Camp as both a counselor and a learning Rebbe. He also served as Vice President of OU-JLIC (where he met Shaindy), which allowed him to thrive in both event-making and community relations.

Shaindy and Dovid are ecstatic to be part of the Holliswood community; they are thrilled to work with parents, members, and the children in our shul. They look forward to using their combined experiences and knowledge to develop new, fun, and creative events for the youth of Holliswood! 

2017-2018 Youth Department Recap

 Youth Department Blog

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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