As October rolled around, H2I Youth Group continued its excellent programming. On October 5, our groups took part in activities about IDF and the situation that has been ongoing in the Gaza Strip, and on October 12, our younger groups had “Sukkah Wars” and Sundaes in the Sukkah. The next night, on Columbus Day, our USYers had their annual Sukkah Dinner, followed that weekend by our second annual Social Actions Shul-In. After last year’s successful program about homelessness, we spent the evening learning about living with disabilities and how individuals with disabilities can overcome the challenges they are presented with. It was an extremely meaningful program! We wrapped up October with a trip to Iceland for Ice Skating.
November promises to be a great month. We’ll start off on November 1 with our first H2I Shabbat program at Hollis Hills, where we’ll come together for Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Maariv and a Family Movie Night after Havdalah. On November 2, all of our groups will be taking part in a “Krav MaGaGa” program, playing GaGa (Israeli dodgeball) and learning some Krav Maga (Israeli Martial Arts). The month continues with Couch Potato, a trivia program, for our younger groups and an exploration of Jews in pop culture for our USYers on 11/9, and “Harry Potter Goes to Hebrew School” for our younger groups and a mock Bar Mitzvah Party for our USYers on 11/16. On Wednesday, November 19, H2I has partnered with BBYO and other local youth programs for an advanced screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I at Movie World Douglaston, where admission will include contributing items to a canned food drive. The month will wrap up with a Kadima Chapter Shabbaton, USY Supermarket Sweep, and more! Information about those programs will be available on our website shortly.
It’s never too late to sign up, so if you’d still like to register, just stop by one of our upcoming programs!