The Atlantic Jewish Council

Shaar Youth Shabbaton Weekend

Shaar Youth Shabbaton Weekend, April 13-15
Please make sure to RSVP by this Thursday for the different events to Rabbi Weiss. Youth can attend some or all of the events based on their availability.

The weekend of April 13-15, Shaar Shalom is excited to welcome youth programmer specialist Jessie Greenspan of USCJ, who will be coordinating a weekend full of fun, engaging programming for our youth.

All grown up and miss your youth group days? Wish you could sing your camp songs with your fellow campers just one more time? Join us for a weekend filled with ruach (spirit), community meals and camp-style t’fillah (prayer) services as Jessie Greenspan Regional Youth Director for ECRUSY spends Shabbat with Shaar Shalom.

RSVP now for special weekend programs, including:

  • Camp-style Friday night communal dinner (April 13).
    Space is limited; RSVP to Rabbi Weiss ( ) by Thursday, April 5th to reserve your space. Everyone is warmly welcome to join.
  • Shalosh Seudot (Saturday, early evening get-together) with snacks and activities for youth and their families; RSVP to Rabbi Weiss ( ) by Thursday, April 5th
  • Sunday afternoon (April 15) tree-top trekking adventure at OnTree ropes course for teens.

Jessie Greenspan is an informal Jewish educator from Toronto Ontario who is both the Regional Youth Director for ECRUSY (the region she’s an Alumna of) and the Director of Teen Engagement for Beth Tzedec Congregation in the heart of Jewish Toronto. From a very young age, Jessie has been involved in Toronto’s Jewish community, including being an active participant with her family at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda. During Jessie’s teen years, she served in several leadership positions in USY and, during her post-secondary studies, she played an instrumental role in founding Hillel at Seneca College. For the past decade, Jessie has worked professionally throughout the Jewish community, including serving as the Program Associate at BBYO for four years and working on youth and family engagement in synagogue settings. Jessie is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, and she is always seeking ways to connect teens to their Jewish identities. 

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