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Youth & Family Programs

Lisa Redisch, Director of Youth & Family Programs: (202) 882-7225 ext. 105


Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue┬« is blessed to have a vibrant and growing youth community. We have created a wide variety of programming, events, and learning that are aimed at our youth and their families, including weekly learning, Shabbat groups, and a vibrant summer camp. More information about our program offerings can be found here:


Shorashim is our after school program for children in Pre-K (3 years old) through 2nd grade. Join us on Thursday afternoons for Torah study, parsha exploration, games and activities, and more. 

Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm (3-year-old track begins at 3:45pm)
Register  here.


High Holidays

Babysitting is available for children 4 & under.
Cost: $25 per child, per day.
Pre-registration is required.
Rosh Hashanah 1: Monday, September 30, 8:30am-2:00pm
Rosh Hashanah 2: Tuesday, October 1, 8:30am-2:00pm
Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 8, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 8, 8:30am-2:00pm

High Holiday Experience is available for children ages 5 & up.
Cost: FREE.
Pre-registration is requested.
Rosh Hashanah 1: Monday, September 30, 10:30am-2:00pm
Rosh Hashanah 2: Tuesday, October 1, 10:30am-2:00pm
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9, 10:30am-2:00pm

Register using our online form here.

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Friday
    Dec  20
    Dinner & Drash

    Friday, Dec 20th 5:00p to 7:00p
    Join us for a Shabbat gathering for families with young children (pre-K and under), with a kid-friendly dinner and Shabbat-themed, age-appropriate educational fun with our clergy and staff.


  • Sunday
    Dec  22
    Youth Chanukah Party

    Sunday, Dec 22nd 4:00p to 6:00p
    Celebrate Chanukah with your OSTNS family! Join us for a fun evening, culminating with a communal lighting of the lego chanukiyah. Event is for PK & Up. Pizza dinner will be served. RSVP requested for food quantities.


For more information on our Youth & Family programs, please email our Director of Youth & Family Programs, Lisa Redisch, at


Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Ohev Sholom?

Visit our Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning Page for information and resources. Please contact our Executive Director at at least 12-18 months in advance so we can coordinate and reserve a slot for your child.

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