Youth Programs

For more information please contact Brian Grossbard, Assistant Director of Upper School and Youth,

Congregation Olam Tikvah offers programs to youths and teens grades 3-12. We are part of the USY Seaboard Region. Throughout the year we offer programs for Machar (grades 3-5), Kadima (grades 6-8), and USY (grades 9-12). We would love to have the kids get notifications, so please send their email address. And if they have Instagram, tell them to follow us at OTUSY1


To register for these Machar events, just click the ads below!


To register for these Kadima events, just click the ads below!












To register for these OTUSY events, just click the ads below!











Jan 19 – Machar Movie Night -6:00-8:00PM (OT)

Jan 19 - Kadima Movie Night - 6:00-8:00PM (OT)

Jan 26 – USY Lounge Night – A&C Edition 6:30-8:00PM (OT)

Feb 2 – USY Wellness Night – 6:30-8:30PM (OT)

Feb 3 – Kadima Dogot Boss – 3:00-5:00PM (OT)

Feb 15-17 – Winter Kadima Kallah – (Capital Camps)

Feb 23 – Machar Pottery Painting – 6:00-8:00PM (Paint Your Own Pottery)

Feb 24 - USY/Kadima – Lip-Sync Battle – 5:00-7:00PM (OT)

Mar 3 – Kadima Tasty Buzzfeed -

Mar 9 – USY Murder Mystery – 7:00 – 9:00PM (OT)

Mar 10 – Machar Costume Challenge and Hamatashen Baking – 3:00-5:00PM (OT)

Mar 16 – USY Purim Ball – TBD (OT)

Mar 17 – USY/OTRS Purim Carnival 9:00AM-12:00PM (OT)

Mar 20 – Kadima Purim Project Runway TBD (OT)

Apr 6 – USY Escape Room/Pesach Edition TBD (OT)

Apr 7 – USY/Kadima Kings Dominion Day TBD Kings Dominion

April 14 – Machar Passover Scavenger Hunt TBD (OT)

April 14 – USY Chamatz Hop TBD (OUT & ABOUT)

April 28 – USY/Kadima DC Scavenger Hunt 1:00-4:00PM (DC)

May 4 – USY Lounge Night 7:00-9:00PM (OT)

May 5 – Kadima Go Ape 1:00-4:00PM (Go Ape)

May 11 – Machar Game Night 7:00-8:30PM (OT)

May 12 – USY Mother’s Day Flower Sale 9:00AM-12:00PM (OTRS)

May 18 – Kadima Game Night TBD (OT)

May 19 – USY SATO Carnival TBD (OT)

May 24-26 – USY Spring Convention TBD



Many teens can lead services, read Torah, or Haftorah throughout the year.  

Yad Award Teens who read a minimum of 18 Torah aliyot by the time they graduate high school are recognized by the congregation with the Yad Award.


Shorashim Leaders Group