Tsofim (5th-7th graders)

Upcoming Events:

Annual Hamantschen Making Event

Sunday February 19


The annual hamantaschen making event is always a lot of fun.  We will be making hamantaschen for the OZ Purim party and misloah manot bags which are delivered to elders and others in our community.  Each participant will also get some to bring home.  Light lunch will be served for those staying after OZ Hebrew School.  We will also play some games led by the mazkirut, our teen board.  

Parent help is needed for this event.  Please let us know if you can help out.

RSVP to Amy May amyesthermay@gmail.com 978-995-5679

Some past fun!


Sunday, March, 6th, The exciting hamantaschen event was a blast for everyone! It began with a delicious bagel brunch which we all enjoyed. Then, an awesome scavenger hunt game took place which included Purim trivia, fun games, and many other cool challenges. After that, the yummy hamantaschen making began! From chocolate to apricot and even more flavors, the hamantaschen turned out great. To wrap up the event, numerous goodie bags of these treats were taken home for friends and family to enjoy.


Sunday, September 21st- We had an absolutely wonderful day picking apples at Shelbrune Orchards  and making some scrumptious apple pies the Ten Stones Community Center.  We  donated about 10 apples pies to the Ronald McDonald house, a home away from home for families with children being treated at Fletcher Allen Hospital.   Of course we got to eat some too!  YUM!!!

Jan 10th, Climbing at Petra Cliffs.

Feb 8th, Lots of baking at our annual Hamentashen making event.
A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped make this an record breaking Purim Hamantaschen Making Community Event!  I think we made over 2,000 hamantashen and got misloach manot bags to friends and neighbors in our communities.

May 3rd, COTS Walk


October 6th, We had a great time swimming and sliding at the Edge in Essex and learning about the waters of Israel.  Pizza was great too. 

Dec 22nd, We had a blast climbing at Petra Cliffs. 

March 9th, Sunday A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped make this an record breaking Purim Hamantaschen Making Community Event!  I think we made over 2,000 hamantashen and got misloach manot bags to friends and neighbors in our communities.  We had a wonderful time making and baking and putting OZ'a  wonderful new kitchen through it's paces.

April 6th, Sunday,  We had a great day making lasagnas and cookies at the Ronald McDonald House a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children seeking treatment at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Car.  Thank you to everyone who came and helped make this J Serve event a huge success and a day of tikkun olam.


October 14th, Sunday, We had a great time on our scavenger hunt in downtown Burlington,  Pizza,  Dobra tea, and learning about our Jewish community.

Dec 15th, Our annual Chanukah party at Temple Sinai was great, lots of latka's and fun. 

February 17th  Thank you everyone for the amazing baking extravaganza.  We made close to 2000 hamantashen.  Many were made into mishloach manot (purim gift) bags and are being delivered and enjoyed by the  homebound in our community!  What a way to have fun and do a good dead too. An amazing community effort.

April 14th, We had a great time skating at Cairnes Arena and hearing about the Maccabiah games from some UVM athletes who will be participating in them.


September 25, 12:30-3:30  Corn Maze  we all had a great time on the hayride and maze at Sam Mazza's Farm. 

December 10-11th, Hanukkah overnight at Temple Sinai.  What a great time we had at the overnight, looking for stars, havdallah, lighting the menorah, latkes, draidle, PJ fashion show and Hanukkah stories.  All our favorite holiday traditions.  It was great!  Thanks so much to all the parents who helped out for this event. 

February 19th, Sunday, Annual Hamantaschen Baking event at OZ
We all had a wonderful time at the annual Young Judaea Purim Hamantaschen Baking Event.  We'll made and baked Hamantaschen and made Mishloach Manot (purim gift bags) that were delivered to home bound adults in our community and even got to take some home for ourselves as well. 
* Thank you everyone for the great community support!  We couldn't have done it without you.


August 29th, We had a great time socializing and getting to know each other and the beautiful grounds and animals at Shelburne Farms.  We had a picnic lunch and had fun with Ofarim!

Sept 26th,  We had a delicious Israeli lunch in the Jacob's Sukkah and had a chance to hold and shake the lulav and etrog and play Apples to Apples.  

October 24th, Sunday, 1:30-3:30,  We enjoyed a special tour of the Lake Champlain Chocolate factory on Pine Street! We learned all about the kosher ingredients used in this yummy chocolate and got to sample all different types of chocolate too while we were there! A HUGE thanks to Gary Coffey and Barrie Silver for giving us such a fun day at the chocolate factory!

November 13th, Saturday evening, 5-9:30pm, Boy did we have fun as we get psyched and prepared for Harry Potter 7 ! by watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  We had some great wizard treats, pizza for dinner and learned about and discussed how Harry Potter relates to Judaism.  It was great fun!

December 4th-5th - We celebrated Hanukkah with our annual Hanukkah overnight at Temple Sinai.  We played Spin the dreidle, had  some yummy  latkes and a fun pajama fashion show.  

February 13th, Sunday, 1-3:30 pm - Sledding Adventure! at Sleepy Hollow

March 13, Sunday. We made over 1,600 hamantaschen at our annual Hamantaschen making  event this year and had a lot of fun doing it. It was great to have so many participants from 2nd grade up working and having fun together.  A great big thank you to all our parent and community volunteers who helped make this a spectacular event. I think there were 60 or so of us busily at work making, baking and creating  mishloach manot (Purim gift bags) that Bogrim and community volunteers delivered to home bound adults in our community and their families and friends.  A great big thank you to Kathy Guevara for all her help making 11 batches of dough for us, running the ovens and all her
work in the kitchen.
April 10th, 12:30- 3:30 We had a great time celebrating Passover at Chabad and helping raise funds and  awareness for Kids4Peace camp at the annual WALK4PEACE!  

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