Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Youth Activities

Youth Activities

Learn more about our youth education programs, B’Yachad and Mifgash.

Be in the know!

In order to connect with our youth community members, we want to make certain that we have correct contact information for all of our K-12th graders and their parent(s)/guardian(s). If you have not already done so

… please take a few moments to complete this online youth community membership form for each K-12th grader in your household (or have them fill it out!).

Also, be sure to follow the Ohav Shalom Youth Community on Facebook and Instagram!



Shabbat Youth Programming – Kulanu

Currently, during the COVID 19 pandemic gathering restrictions,

our staff is offering online programming

If you are interested in participating please contact Administrator Nancy Pandolfo 


Ohav Youth Programming    

Young Families are Invited to Celebrate Shabbat with

our Ohav Shabbat Youth Leaders:

Join Bracha, Rose & Sahra for a ZOOMtastic Shabbat morning service at 9:30.
Hope to see you there!!
Click hereto join.
Shorashim with Bracha Louz Young Children
June 12 Shorashim Shabbat #11 watch here
June 5 Shorashim Shabbat #10 watch here
May 29 Shavuot and Shorashim Shabbat #watch here
May 22 Shorashim Shabbat #8 watch here
May 15 Shorashim Shabbat #7 watch here
May 8 Shorashim Shabbat #6 watch here
May 1 Shorashim Shabbat # 5 watch here

 Ohav Kulanu Jr leader Dan Scher,

To receive a link to join Dan’s LIVE Kulanu services on Friday evenings at 4:45pm,
please email  Nancy Pandolfo
Early Childhood Shabbat Party 11:00AM-12:00PM Friday  Join Live on Zoom
Preschool Havdalah and Songs to welcome a new week 
Monday 11AM Join Live on Zoom
Follow along with the songs here


Shorashim – Pre Schoolers – K

Shabbat and Holiday Programs for Preschoolers and their Families are led by our wonderful Bracha Louz, children’s musician and educator. 

Shorashim, meets every Shabbat, beginning at approximately 11 a.m. with the Torah parade in the main sanctuary, followed by Shabbat, holiday and Torah-related songs, stories, games and prayer with Bracha.

Bracha will also celebrate with our young families on the High Holydays, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, Lag Ba’Omer and at other community events.

Kulanu Jr.
Monthly Shabbat service led by our dynamic educator and youth leader Dan Scher. Beginning at approximately 11AM with the Torah parade in the main sanctuary, the service continues in the small chapel with prayer, Torah activities and games with Dan.

Kulanu Teens

A stimulating, monthly, Shabbat discussion program where teens explore Jewish issues related to Torah, holidays, current events and their own life experience. Led by our talented educator Ruth Malka.

Kulanu Extra
Ruth Malka will oversee this monthly group where older school-age students gather for games, conversation and informal Jewish learning. Dates to follow


College/Young Adult Outreach

Ohav’s program that keeps our college-age students and young adults connected with Ohav and Jewish life through the delivery special packages to their college/home addresses. The cost per student/young adult is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Members receive sign-up information in their high holy days packet over the summer.