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Youth Mission Statement

Philosophy and Goals

The Young Israel of Scarsdale believes that children are an integral part of our community and is committed to providing an environment that will enable the children who live in the YIS community the opportunity to grow emotionally, spiritually and religiously. Our goal is to develop our youth into productive members of the greater Jewish community and society at large.

Helping Children Feel Loved and Comfortable

The Young Israel of Scarsdale welcomes and encourages its members to bring their children to services. We recognize that children and their parents come from different religious, educational and ethnic backgrounds. The Synagogue works to create an environment where each child, regardless of his or her background, will feel comfortable; one that is warm, nurturing, fun, meaningful, and accepting for all children. It is the Synagogue’s aim to maintain a relationship with each child so that he or she knows that the Synagogue is a place where he or she will always be welcomed and appreciated.

Building Jewish Pride

The Young Israel of Scarsdale wants to instill in our children a sense of pride in their people, religion and the Land of Israel. We hope to give them a spirit of religious sensitivity and observance accompanied with knowledgeable conviction to actively participate in the Jewish life and assume necessary roles in the Jewish community.

Forging A Life Long Connection With The Jewish People

The Young Israel of Scarsdale believes that empowering children to participate in synagogue services and its rituals will enable them to develop the skills and confidence to comfortably participate in Jewish communal life as adults and thereby learn to cherish involvement in Judaism throughout their lives.

Teaching Respect

The Young Israel of Scarsdale believes that a synagogue is a holy place and that children should be guided to respect the sanctity of the synagogue, its contents and the services that are conducted within.

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