Youth Engagement Beyond the Classroom
Har Sinai is home to youth groups for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. We begin with Club Rishon (First Club) for Grades K-2 and move up to Chaverim (Friends) in Grades 3-5. Beginning in Grades 6-8 with Kol Tov (It’s All Good), and Grades 9-12 in HaSTY (Har Sinai Temple Youth), teens are self-lead with adult support. We are also active in NFTY-MAR, the North American Federation of Temple Youth—Mid-Atlantic Region.
Activities vary from group to group, and there’s always something going on! Registration for Grades K – 8 can be found on our registration form; HaSTY maintains a separate registration process created by our teens. Contact Aaron Klaus, Youth Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-654-9393 ext. 1020 for more information.
Aaron Klaus is thrilled to be part of the Har Sinai community, and has done an incredible job with our youth. In addition to working as the Youth Engagement Coordinator, Aaron oversees the madrichim program and teaches music in the Religious School. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2011 with degrees in physics and trumpet performance and came to Baltimore by way of the DC area where he worked at Temple Micah as a religious school teacher, Hebrew tutor and song leader. In 2006 and 2007, Aaron was a counselor and song leader for fourth through sixth graders at the URJ Eisner Camp. Aaron is an alumnus of URJ Kutz Camp, NFTY-MAR and NFTY in Israel. While in high school, he served for two years as the RCVP of his youth group and as a NFTY-MAR song leader. Aaron is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Music Education at Towson University. In his free time, Aaron enjoys exercising, cooking and rooting for the Orioles.
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