Youth & Teens

At Shaarei Shomayim, youth are a critical component of shul life. There is no Shabbat or holiday that passes without special programming and opportunities for youth involvement, whether it be as a participant or youth leader.

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Youth Director:

Shaarei Shomayim’s youth team is run by Jacob Posluns. Read a message from Jacob
Jacob is joined by a talented and enthusiastic team: Noa Borden, Assistant Youth Director, Debra Posluns, Head of Preschool Program, and of course, our devoted team of Youth Leaders. We all work together under the guidance of Rabbi Strauchler and the Youth Committee to create a positive experience for the children. Programming is geared to fun, creative and Torah and mitzvot-centred education. Contact Jacob | Shaarei Shomayim Youth on Facebook

Teen Coordinator:

Shaarei Shomayim's teen programming is facilitated by Koby Spiegel, a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Koby will begin working at Deloitte. Koby himself is a long-time member of the Teen Minyan and brings with him the experience and enthusiasm gained from being a participant in the Teen Minyan. Koby believes that the importance of a teen minyan lies in its ability to create an atmosphere that allows this age group to get the most out of shul by taking responsibility for the development of their own community. This experience will have a lasting impact far beyond their teen years.

Join the Shaarei Shomayim Teens for a weekly Shabbat morning minyan, special kiddush, and ongoing programming. Contact Koby | SHSH Teens on Facebook