I am proud to introduce "Or L'Atid," which translates to "Light for the Future," our new comprehensive program for youth education and engagement. "Or L'Atid" is an umbrella banner that includes our new Hebrew School 2.0 for elementary school students, our Bnei Mitzvah Scholars program for 6th and 7th grade students and Teens @OZ, a newly developed weekly program for 8th-12th grade students. Also part of "Or L'Atid are two opportunities to participate in Arts and Action mini-courses for 6th-12th grade students, in addition to our Kadima (6th-8th grade) and USY (9th-12th grade) Youth Group Chapters. Finally, this year "Or L'Atid" will offer extensive family programming and regular Shabbat services for youth of all ages.
We have developed a comprehensive program that considers the development of our children from birth, through their later years. Our goal is to instill Jewish knowledge, confidence and a powerful and informed connection to our culture and heritage.
Looking towards the future, I ask you to be my partners in growing and developing our youth community so that it can reach its full potential.
Looking forward to learning with you!
Director of Youth Education and Programming
Sigal Hirsch is the Director of Youth Education and Programming at Or Zarua. Sigal has previously worked at O"Z as one of the Youth Directors, and is excited to expand her work to include children and youth of all ages. Sigal is passionate about cultivating meaningful connections to the Jewish past and present, allowing learners to create a vibrant Jewish future. Sigal's experience in a variety of formal and informal Conservative Jewish educational settings-including Camp Ramah in the Berkshires and the Schechter School of Long Island-enable her to build a community of learning that creates knowledgeable, skilled and passionate Jewish youth.
Sigal recently earned an MA in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of Jewish Education and an MA in Jewish History from The Graduate School at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and earned a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies from Tufts University.
For more information, please contact Sigal Hirsch, Director of Youth Education and Programming. By email or
Call at 212-452-2310, Ext. 15
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
Movie: "The Women's Balcony": Monday, August 14, at 8:00 pm
In the Belly of a Big Fish - Learning with Rabbi Bolton: Wednesday, August 16, at 7:00 pm
Annual T'shuvah Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Dov Weiss:
"Rabbinic Irreverence: Imagining a Repentant God": Sunday, September 24, at 6:00 pm