Youth @ AI






Allowing youth to connect and celebrate their Jewish spirit!
Youth@AI Registration  •  Questions?  Email Andrew at


Youth@AI is a fun, friendly, energetic program that allows young people to connect, celebrate their Jewish spirit. We have youth groups and activities for four different age ranges, from K-2 to high school. We hope to see you all at these upcoming, fun events! Bring all your friends – you won’t want to miss out! 

Shabbat Youth Services @ Adas  
L’Dor VaDor Service & Dinner
Shabbat for Families with Young Children and L’Dor vaDor for K-2nd Grade
Family Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Aaron Alexander and Cantor Arianne Brown, at 5:30, with singing from our K-2 graders. followed by a delicious dinner at 6:15.  It all starts at 5:00 with a Happy Half Hour!  Wine, water and cheese to tide you over.  Time for the adults to shmooze and a built in playdate for the children.  Come for some or all of this special evening.
  RM-Post-Simchat-Thursday-063-300x225Tot Shabbat 
For children 5 and under (and parents)
Meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 11am
Led by Menuhah Peters, Tot Shabbat has captivated our youngest Adas members and their parents for years.
For K-3rd graders
Meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 11am

Netivot is Hebrew for pathways. Our children are ready to begin building their leadership skills in a prayer service.
IMG_2001Junior Congregation / Parsha Shiur
For 4th – 6th graders
Junior Congregation meets 2-3 times a month on Saturday mornings at 11am. 
On alternating weeks with Junior Congregation, we will offer Parsha Shuir – a Torah service, followed by facilitated study of the weekly Torah portion. 
Shacharit Live Song Files    

Shacharit Siddur Guide

Modeh Ani | Al Kein Nekaveh | Mi Shebeirach l'Cholim | Oseh Shalom
Mi Chamocha | Psalm 150 |Mah TovuHinei Mah Tov



Madrichim Application 2016-2017
Registration is now closed. Contact Jordan for more information.

A vital component to our Religious school experience is the Madrichim Program.  In addition to  the option of classroom assistance in the Estelle & Melvin Gelman Religious School on Sunday mornings, we also have the following exciting opportunities:

  • Hebrew Tutoring, with the options of Sunday mornings or Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons during Religious School hours
  • Torah Club assistance on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:45pm
  • Youth@AI counselors to help run Machar (grades K-5) and Kadima (grades 6-8) programs on occasional Saturday evenings and/or Sunday afternoons after Religious School
  • Junior Congregation and other Saturday morning Shabbat programs; assisting youth service leaders in davening, leyning, and facilitiation, as well as serving as mentors for new participants

Click here to fill out the 2016-2017 Madrichim Application form. You can view the 2016-2017 Madrichim Guidelines here. Additional information regarding payment and hours applicable to each position is included in the application. Please contact Jordan Rothenberg at or 202.362.6295 with any questions.



Youth @ AI 2016/17 Calendar
Click Here To View the 2016/17 Youth Calendar!
Click Here To View the the Regional USY/Kadima Event Calendar!


USY Formal & Lock-in!
6th-12th grade
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – Sunday, January 29th, 2017 
Register HERE

Come join us for us for an evening of dancing and desserts at USY Formal at Beth Israel in Owings Mills, MD, followed by a lock-in at Adas Israel!

The cost of this registration includes transportation to and from USY Formal, your ticket to USY Formal, and all the food and programming costs for the lock-in here at Adas.

For more information contact!


Community Happenings


Mock Legal Appeal by Miriam the Prophet! Friday, February 10th, 2017
We will revisit the biblical legal matter in which Miriam was accused of lashon hara against Moses and his wife. A special panel of judges has been convened to hear her appeal.

Panel of judges:

  • The Honorable David S. Tatel- United States Court of Appeals for D.C.
  • The Honorable Beryl A. Howell- Chief Judge of The United States District Court for D.C.
  • The Honorable Judith Bartnoff- Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky- Jewish Theological Seminary, Mozelle Saltz Sisterhood Shabbat Scholar

Attorneys: Both sides will be represented by the 11th and 12th graders from Adas Israel’s Ma’alot program!

Family Israel Experience: Click Here to Learn More and Register!
Join us for an extraordinary Adas Family Israel experience June 22, 2017 – July 2, 2017! Travel with Rabbi Holtzblatt, Rabbi Rosenbaum, and fellow Adas Israel families as we build new relationships with each other and explore the richness and beauty of Israel.   

The experience is designed with families in mind and will focus on building community in our unique Adas way. We will walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in Jerusalem, scale the heights of Masada, and enjoy Tel Aviv’s beach culture. From a jeep ride in the Galilee to a desert camel ride in the Negev, we’ll have the opportunity to discover firsthand the unique culture and history of this Holy Land.

Young Judaea Summer Programs
Year Course & Discovery Israel

Year Course is a 9-month gap year program in Israel where students get the chance to earn up to 30 college credits, enhance their language skills, gain meaningful and unique volunteer opportunities and deepen their curiosity of where and how they want to engage in the world around them. The students that go on Year Course gain a great sense of independence and mature in ways that enable them to truly thrive in college, both socially and academically.

Young Judaea's Discovery Israel Trip spends 4-weeks traveling through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat, the Golan Heights and the Dead Sea discovering Israel’s history, land, diverse and complex communities, and famous start-up nation!

For more information please email or call 1-866-599-2534


Youth Events

Winter Kadima Kallah
Presidents Day Weekend – February 12-14, 2016

Join other Jewish 6th, 7th & 8th graders from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Washington DC for a weekend of exciting activities (including a snow tubing trip) & a fun Shabbat experience! Visit the Seaboard website to link to the online registration system, find more information, and check out pictures and the schedule from last year’s Kadima Kallah. Application Deadline: January 22, 2016
For questions or more information, contact Abby Kerbel at
(301) 838-7695 ext. 2.

Summer Scholarships

The Summer Subsidies Application process for Summer 2017 is now open
2017 Summer Subidies Application DUE FEBRUARY 1st, 2017



Summer Subsidies are back! Adas Israel will again be offering Summer Subsidies to active members of our youth groups Don't wait– fill out the 2017 Summer Subidies Online Form now

For questions or information about Jewish summer camps or Israel trips, please contact Jordan Rothenberg at 202-362-4433, Deadline February 1, 2017.

*Please allow us 2-3 weeks after the February 1st deadline to appropriate funds