Parent Resources & Programs
YFE – A Place for Parents/Guardians
We are always inspired by the families that prioritize Jewish life and learning by registering their children for Sunday and Wednesday YFE, especially during these challenging times. We appreciate all you do. Check back to this page as we continue to provide resources and ideas for Jewish family life.
Camp Newman Family Retreat:
Kindergarten-5th grade families, please join us at Camp Newman beginning in the late afternoon evening of March 1st – lunch on Sunday, March 3rd. We will have Shabbat dinner and services together, sing together, and have activities for parents and kids both together and separately, including wine tasting, art projects, Torah study, archery, low ropes course, hiking and lots of schmoozing. (Note: if you have kids younger than kindergarten or older than 5th grade, everyone is welcome). Please register before November 15th, early registration helps to ensure the success of the event and to secure our reservation. Registration includes two options for accommodations.
- Lodging options (90% refund is available before December 15th):
Cabins registration – AT CAPACITY. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email Natalya Gomes. Cabins with doors in the middle that can be closed to create cabin suites. Each half cabin includes 4 sets of bunkbeds with a private bathroom (sleeps 8 total). Cost: $280 (above 11yo) / $162 (child 3-10)
- The Lodge registration – Hotel room with 2 queen beds, private bathroom, mini fridge, keurig, microwave. Cost: $480 (above 11yo) /$240 (child 3-10)
We also know that these prices are cost prohibitive for some families and would appreciate those of you who can afford to sponsor an additional family. The minimum price for a family of four is $884.00. To request financial aid, please complete this confidential financial assistance form by November 15th. Once the form is completed, Natalya Gomes will follow up about financial aid request.
Family Days: We are re-imagining our Family Day program and will send details to each grade level.
Resources: How to Talk to Your Kids About Israel
- How to Talk to Your Kids About What’s Happening in Israel Right Now
- Antisemitism: How to Identify It & What to Do
- How to Talk to Teens and Kids About the Israel-Hamas War
- Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During a Time of Crisis
Projects: Get your creative juices flowing while you’re at home with your family by exploring the art projects that Ava Rosen and her team have created. Check out the links below!
- Rosh Hashanah Cards
- Make a Rainbow (Keshet)
- God’s Promise: Keshet Rainbows Lesson Plan
- Flower sculpture
- Looking and Seeing
- Principles of Design (by Denise)
- Knolling: Things Organized Neatly
- Omer Counter
- Hand Washing
- Chag Ha’Aviv Pressed Botanicals
- Flower Bookmark
- Seder Plate Challenge
Resources – Check back regularly for interesting articles and ideas for families.