Teens v’Or

Teens v’Or is the congregational youth group for ages 13-18. This year Michael Margolin is the Teens v’Or advisor, bringing his sense of adventure and mission to co-create a Joyful, Just and Connective Judaism. He is especially interested in looking at what it means to be an American Jew on Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga) land and many more topics throughout the year.

Expect some outdoor experiences, starting with:

Saturday Sept 11, 5 pm  – Apples and Havdalah at TVO

Come kick off the new year at TVO with some apple sauce making, hot cider and a Havdalah fire. This will be a great chance to get reconnected with ourselves, each other and the new year. 

Saturday Sept 25, 5 pm Sukkot  at TVO

Please join us in the Sukkah at TVO to celebrate and give thanks for the agricultural harvests and explore the personal harvests or accomplishments that we each are bringing in.  We will share in the Sukkot ritual of welcoming our ancestors and spend some time getting to know each other around the fire and ending with Havdalah.

Saturday October 16 Havdalah at the Hoffman Challenge Course on Mount Pleasant (Details still flexible and TBD)

Let’s  go to the Cornell Challenge Course on Mount Pleasant in the late afternoon to do the low elements of the challenge course followed by a potluck meal,  a havdalah fire and an overnight in a yurt (equipped with a wood stove) located on the challenge course land. This will all be free of charge complements of the Cornell Outdoor Ed Dept.

For more information, contact teensvor@gmail.com

Past year’s activities have included Purim Palooza,  “Night at the Temple” (sleepover/shul-in), making lunches for the Rescue Mission Friendship Center, singing at Longview, a teen ChanTeensvorukah party (“latkes & sour cream v’or”), shopping trips (“jeans v’or”), supporting each other in performances (“stage scenes v’or”), movies (“screens v’or”), laser tag,  and Parents’ Night Out. They have also had Shabbat dinner, services and conversations with students at Ithaca College and Cornell Hillel.

Many teens at Congregation Tikkun v’Or work as madrichim (assistants) at Jewish Learning Experiences (JLE).


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