Temple Chai is thrilled to offer spectacular clubs and events to our most special members – our children! We offer engaging and fun youth programming for children from pre-school through 12th grade. All youth programs are open to both Temple Chai members and non-members.
Temple Chai Youth Groups
Chalutzim (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade)
Chalutzim is for children in 1st and 2nd grades. This program helps kids explore social topics with a Jewish flair. Our Chalutzim students have fun learning and playing together with their Jewish friends. Chalutzim meets on Sunday afternoons several times throughout the year.
Club 345 (3rd-5th Grade)
Club 345 is for children in the 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades. The Club introduces our children to ethics and social awareness in a fun, friendly environment. Club 345 goes on amazing outings around town while they learn about Jewish facts.
Jr. ChAmPY (6th-8th Grade)
Jr. ChAmPY is Temple Chai and Congregation Beth Am’s combined youth group for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
ChAmPY (High School)
ChAmPY is Temple Chai and Congregation Beth Am’s combined high school youth group. ChAmPY stands for Chai Am Programs for Youth.
ChAmPY is part of the North American Federation of Temple Youth and its Chicago Area Region (NFTY CAR – for more information, visit https://chicago.nfty.org/) and we attend all of the regional and national NFTY programs. ChAmPY holds events at least monthly throughout the school year and holds open board meetings the first Tuesday evening of each month.
Temple Chai’s Youth Choir – Ruach! Children’s Choir is open for all 2nd through 8th graders.
Madrichim, literally meaning “guide” or “leader” is a program for 8th graders and high school students designed to assist the teachers, staff, and students during Temple Chai’s religious and hebrew school, and to further develop the madrich/madricha’s own leadership skills.
OSRUI is the midwest’s Reform Jewish overnight camp in Wisconsin. Since 1952, OSRUI has provided campers a place to build lifelong friendships,explore Judaism, and have the time of their lives.
For more information about Temple Chai’s Youth Programs, please contact, Scott Goode, Assistant Director of Education, Youth, & Engagement.