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Welcome to the OZ Youth Department

Join us for great groups, exciting events, and more!

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Upcoming Chanukah Event

New Tot Shabbat Room!

Starting Rosh Hashana, the downstairs classroom will be reserved exclusively as a space for mommy's to change, feed, play, and bring their babies - with Ice Coffee, of course ;-)

Youth Groups Guide


Meet our Youth Directors

Yehuda, originally from West Rogers Park, Chicago, moved to NYC in December 2022, bringing with him his enthusiasm for experiential Jewish learning. After attending Arie Crown Hebrew Day School and Fasman Yeshiva in Chicago, he spent two years at Yeshivat Shaalvim in Israel before obtaining his bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from Yeshiva University. In the past, he has served as a counselor at NCSY, Camp Simcha, and Camp Yagilu. Yehuda spent eight years volunteering as the National Coordinator for Shabbat Tent. Professionally, Yehuda works in the field of Information Technology as a project manager. As a former mashgiach, eruv-technician and high holiday chazzan, Yehuda is enthusiastic to bring his diverse skill-set to the OZ Community!

Suzanne, a Scarsdale, NY native and a UWS resident for nine years, works full time as a dedicated pediatric social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital. As a young student, she attended Westchester Day School, Ramaz Upper School, and Midreshet Harova. She received her Bachelors degree in Social Work at New York University and her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She served as a group leader at the Young Israel of Scarsdale, a camp counselor at Moshava IO and the President of Shalhevet (the Orthodox Jewish Student group at NYU’s Hillel). She is passionate about Jewish community building and her expertise in counseling and childhood development brings a unique perspective to the Youth Director role.

Yehuda and Suzanne’s shared ability to connect with young individuals, build community and develop programming will help them as they strive to create a warm and welcoming Shabbat youth experience at OZ. They are eager to facilitate engaging, educational and meaningful experiences for the OZ youth. Please take a moment to introduce yourselves – they are here to connect, engage, and support you and your family on your Jewish journey.

Mon, December 4 2023 21 Kislev 5784