Kids & Families

OKC just wouldn't be the same place without our vibrant (and growing!) group of families. As hard as it is to keep kids socially distanced, we wanted to offer as many opportunities as possible for kids to engage, sing, create, pray, laugh, and learn during this unusual holiday period. We've compiled a great list of activities, created and curated by our ECC staff and wonderful educators. 

 

Family Services

  • Youth & Family Services- Simchat Torah, Livestream
    Livestream
    Oct 11, 2020, 8:15 AM EDT
    Livestream
    Specially designed for families with children under the age of b'nai mitzvah. Led as always by Raviv.
  • Youth & Family Services- Sukkot, Livestream
    Livestream
    Oct 03, 2020, 8:15 AM EDT
    Livestream
    Specially designed for families with children under the age of b'nai mitzvah. Led as always by Raviv.
  • Youth & Family Services- Yom Kippur, Livestream
    Livestream
    Sep 28, 2020, 8:15 AM EDT
    Livestream
    Specially designed for families with children under the age of b'nai mitzvah. Led as always by Raviv.
  • Youth & Family Services- RH Day 1, Livestream
    Livestream
    Sep 19, 2020, 8:15 AM EDT
    Livestream
    Specially designed for families with children under the age of b'nai mitzvah. Led as always by Raviv.
 

Family Activities

  • Family Date Night in the Sukkah
    Zoom
    Oct 05, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Let's build community by dining together virtually.
  • Apple Picking
    Butler's Orchard
    Sep 06, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Butler's Orchard, 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, USA
    Braeburn? Golden Delicious? Jonah Gold? Join us for an outdoor family activity and go home with as many apples as you can carry!
  • Day 1 of #30DaysOfLearning
    Your Inbox
    Aug 20, 2020, 8:00 AM
    Your Inbox
    Stand by for the very first day of our Elul learning project! Check your inbox for today's learning video or visit the "Study" section of this site.
  • HiHo Launch Party!
    Zoom
    Aug 17, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Let's take some time to acknowledge that this year is different, and then celebrate what we can create when we all put our minds to it!
 

Teens

  • Pizza Bake in the Hut with OKUSY
    Zoom
    Oct 06, 2020, 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    Learn how to make your own pizza from dough in this virtual cooking class in our sukkot. Bring your expert tossing skills and favorite toppings to this online event. Register by Monday, October 5th, so we can send the Zoom link, recipe, and ingredient list to you in advance.
  • Teen Tashlich Bike Ride
    Ray’s Meadow Local Park
    Sep 22, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Ray’s Meadow Local Park, 2901 E W Hwy, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA
    Take a bike ride (or walk) with OKUSY. Bring your bike or best walking shoes as we make our way to the creek for a Tashlich service. After Tashlich, we will head back to OKC for socially distant ice cream and hang out time. Maximum 10 bikers + 10 walkers.
 
Elementary Ages

Rosh Hashana Bingo Game

It's everyone's favorite board game! Download the instructions and game pieces in these two files and brace for some Rosh Hashana fun.

You've been challenged! Think you can answer all of these questions and take home the prize? Check out this special on-line trivia game and prove you've got what it takes!

It's a great time of year for Jewish storytelling. Check out this curated list of High Holiday books, available at the library or for purchase. (Amazon links included.) 

Elementary-Aged Events

  • Story Time: “Get Up and March, March, March”
    Zoom
    Oct 08, 2020, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    For Grades K-3: Celebrate Simchat Torah together in the OKC (virtual) Marching Band. Read a story with Brenda Bergstein, the OKC Librarian. Bring or make your own instrument to March, March March!!
  • Virtual Family Sukkah Building Contest
    Zoom
    Oct 06, 2020, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Zoom
    Led by Leah Miller and Raviv Brooks, all OKC families are invited to join us for an evening of virtual fun and sukkah building! No need for hammer and nails! Come sing songs, learn what makes a sukkah kosher, and build a model sukkah as a family.
  • Story Time: “The Give and Take of Yom Kippur”
    Zoom
    Sep 24, 2020, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    For kids in grades 4-7: On Yom Kippur we look to our inner person to ask forgiveness; how does a tree help a family to explore forgiveness? Join Brenda Bergstein, the OKC Librarian in a story and reflection during this time of year. Have paper and markers ready for a fun activity.
 
Early Childhood

Yom Kippur Song Sheet

Hum a little tune to help learn about friendship, forgiveness, and blowing shofar this season.

It's a great time of year for Jewish storytelling. Check out this curated list of High Holiday books, available at the library or for purchase (Amazon links included).