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Throughout the year, the Youth Department offers a variety of events for children of all ages, including holiday themed programs, Shabbat onegs, learning programs, arts and crafts events and sports/game nights. Each age group has at least one event per month, specifically geared to their level. Weekly Shabbat morning groups are for children aged 3 through 12, and include davening, parsha, snacks and games.

The Youth Department also provides a teen minyan on Shabbat morning for children over Bar and Bat Mitzvah age. Community-wide programming includes the annual Sukkah Hop, Chanukah Chagiga, Purim Carnival.

For more information, get in touch with youth@suburbantorah.org.

Meet Our Youth Directors

We are delighted to welcome Yael and Sammy Beckerman as SSTC’s new Youth Directors. They bring tremendous experience to the role, coupled with excitement, dedication and great ambition to see the youth department flourish.

The Beckermans have recently relocated from Potomac, Maryland, where Sammy has been serving as the NCSY Greater Washington Program Coordinator. In this role he has worked extensively with teens in both public schools and Jewish day schools, providing impactful programming and events. Yael is a Physical Therapist and is currently the Director of Women’s Health at the District of Columbia Physical Therapy. They just finished their third summer as staff at Camp Lavi where Sammy was a member of the chinuch team and Director of the Kadima Program, and Yael was the Head of Girls Campus.

Sammy grew up in Potomac, Maryland and after learning in Yeshivat HaKotel he attended Yeshiva University Sy Syms School of Business. Yael (nee Hausdorff) grew up in West Orange attending JKHA and RKYHS, after which she studied in Midreshet Moriah followed by Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women and Touro College, School of Health Sciences. 

They have three beautiful children, Zara, Joseph (“Jojo”) and Amalya, who are all extremely excited to meet everyone and make lots of new friends!

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784