Allowing youth to connect and celebrate their Jewish spirit!

Youth@AI Registration Questions? Email Lacy 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

For all ages – Next Up: Oct 23 @ 6pm. Register Here Meets monthly on Friday night: Join us the first weekend of the month for Friday night Shabbat services and dinner for families, children, grandparents and all members. Services are led by our clergy with the help of our students.

Tot 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.

Adam Youth Service
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.
Junior 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. If your child is participating in Junior Congregation, please take a few moments to complete our participation survey.


Summer Shabbat Youth Service Schedule:


June 4 tot shabbat and netivot
June 11 tot shabbat
June 12 Shavuot family hike
June 18 tot shabbat and netivot
June 25 tot shabbat and netivot
July 2 no youth services
July 9 tot shababt
  July 16 tot shabbat and netivot
July 23 tot shabbat and netivot
July 30 tot shabbat and netivot
August 6 tot shabbat and netivot
August 13 tot shabbat
August 20 tot shabbat and netivot
August 27 tot shabbat and netivot


Madrichim Application 2015-2016
Registration is now closed. Contact Rich for More Information.


We are thrilled to announce that we will be expanding our Madrichim program for the upcoming 2015-2016 program year. In addition to the option of classroom assistance in the Estelle & Melvin Gelman Religious School on Sunday mornings, we now 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 2015-2016 Madrichim Application form. You can view the 2015-2016 Madrichim Guidelines here. Additional information regarding payment and hours applicable to each position is included in the application. Please contact Rich Dinetz at, 202.362.6295 with any questions.


Return Again with AIUSY & Congregation B'Nai Israel from Boca Raton, FL

Grades 9-12
Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30pm-10pm Register Here

Return Again to Adas on Friday, February 12 as we're joined by 20+ teens from Congregation B'Nai Israel from Boca Raton, FL. Our Floridian friends joined us two years ago for Return Again and had so much fun that they've decided to…return again! We'll do services at 6:30 with dinner afterwards, followed by dessert and some fun mixers, AIUSY style. Show Florida how awesome DC is. Be there!

Seaboard Region USY Formal

Grades 9 – 12 Saturday,
February 27, 2016, 8pm-11pm

Join us for an evening of dancing and desserts at USY Formal! We are expecting over 200 USYers to be there and hope that YOU will be one of them!This year's USY Formal is on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Tifereth Israel from 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit the Seaboard website to register. If you have any questions, please call the Seaboard Region office at 301-838-7695 ext. 1 or

Kadima@AI goes Ice Skating

Grades 6 – 8
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 12:15pm-2:45pm
Register Here

Join us for an afternoon of ice skating with your buds from AIKadima. Transportation to Ice Skating will be provided; parents must pick-up their Kadimaniks in Georgetown at 2:45pm. Please pack a cold dairy, nut-free lunch for your child. Refrigerators will be available during religious school if needed.


Discover Camp Pembroke, a Cohen Camp
Where we nurture girls’ growth and confidence, empowering each one through arts, sports, Jewish values, fun, and lasting friendships. For 80 years, girls ages 8-16 have loved Camp Pembroke. Your daughter will, too! Join us February 28th in Washington DC and: Meet the Director, Ellen Felcher, Ask YOUR questions, Meet other interested families AND current families! RSVP: Registrar Allison Blonder, or 781.489.2070 Learn s’more at

Ramah Day Camp
It is with great excitement that we announce the second season of the Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC housed at the beautiful Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown, MD! The camp will operate from Monday, June 27 until Friday, August 5 with two to six-week options (with a minimum of two consecutive weeks) and be open to campers entering kindergarten to 5th grade. For more info and to register, click here.

Technion 2016 SciTech Madaras Scholarship
Teens with a curiosity for science and technology who have completed Grade 11 or 12 are invited to join a summer research program for talented students taught in English at one of Israel's leading science and technology universities. Join peers from around the world as you take on real-life research projects in cutting-edge labs. Enjoy exciting trips and fascinating activities throughout Israel. Learn how to prepare and present your findings at an academic conference. Gain invaluable experience and prepare for your future! For more information, check out our brochure, scholarship info sheet, and fact sheet.

Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY)
TRY is delighted to announce an exciting twist on an already great program.TRY is offering 10th-12th graders the opportunity to live & learn in Israel for a 3-month TRYMester. Students participating in TRYMester will be assigned a mentor in their chosen specialty track and will meet with professionals in Jerusalem in the field. For more information, please contact: Toby Ayash, Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator, or (267) 666-0080.

JCC Maccabi Games
St. Louis, MO | July 31- August 5, 2016
Stamford, CT | August 7-12, 2016
The Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America, and the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Although athletic competition is the focus of the event, the Games were designed to promote community service involvement, sportsmanship and religious pride. For more information, visit


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.


The Summer Scholarships Application process for Summer 2016 is currently closed.
The application process for Summer 2017 will open again in November 2016.

For information about Jewish summer camps or Israel trips please contact Rich Dinetz at 202-362-6295 or Adas Israel offers summer subsidies to active members of our youth groups. With gratitude, we acknowledge those who gave generously to our Youth Funds at Adas Israel.


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