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5784 High Holiday Letter to Parents



Yamim Noraim 5784 – 2023-24

Dear Members,

Our Youth Department is excited to enhance and enrich the Shabbat and Holiday experience for all of our children. Baruch HaShem, we have seen many successful years of davening, Torah, fun, and unity, and we are confident that we can continue to build a connection between the Shul experience and the next generation. Our success depends on participation and commitment on the part of our staff, the children, and of course, the parents. In order to help us run the best possible program for your children, please read the following important information.


  • Children may only attend our program if one or both parents are on shul premises the entire time that the child is in our care.
  • For their safety, children are not allowed to be in the hallways, patio, rotunda, or any other common areas where there is no supervision. Children can only be in a Youth Program Group or with their parents in shul. It is the parents’ responsibility to bring their children to their Youth Group, and encourage them to stay there.
  • Please note that although we will be providing Youth Programming during the High Holidays, some children may not be able to handle a full day. Therefore, we are asking parents to be sensitive to both the needs of their children and our staff. Please make childcare arrangements that best suit the needs of your children.


  • Our regular youth leaders will work shifts throughout the High Holidays, aided by additional childcare professionals. 


  • A detailed schedule will be sent out separately and posted on the rooms in the Youth Wing.
  • We are offering exciting programming from 9am until 1pm on both days of Rosh Hashana, and 9am to 2pm ONLY on Yom Kippur.
  • We are not offering Youth Programming for Kol Nidrei, Neilah, or any time after Musaf on the High Holidays.


  • All Youth Programming will be held in the Youth Wing of our building. 


  • There will be snacks available throughout groups. We will provide lunch (sandwiches, veggies, and fruit) to all children on Yom Kippur. We do not allow outside food in groups.

Together with your assistance we are certain that the Yamim Tovim will have special meaning for all of us. If you have any questions, please email me at

May we take this opportunity to wish you a Ketiva V'Chatima Tova.


Jesse Orenshein, Youth Director, YICC

YICC Youth Department

Young Israel of Century City is proud of its longstanding, vibrant and exciting Youth Department! Led by our incredible team of Youth Directors, Educators and Staff we welcome children from ages 2-12 to our Shabbat Groups, where they are treated to only the best experiences in Tefillah, Parasha, games and of course snacks! Throughout the year the Youth Department hosts an array of events to celebrate the Chaggim, as well as creating other opportunities for YICC families to come together with their community!

Youth Director - Jesse Orenshein

Having grown up in the Shul and having held a number of educational and youth leadership positions in the community, Jesse is the perfect person to lead our Youth Department. Jesse served for four years as the Youth Director of Mogen David, worked at MJ Sports Camp where he served as Co-Director of the senior division, and is presently in his second year as the 5th and 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Cheder Menachem.

Jesse is well known as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior and spent a brief stint as a personal trainer for children and parents.  A talented author, Jesse continues to write rhyming childrens books, which he self-publishes under his own company, Grandpa Herbie’s Stories. 
With his fascinating and diverse experiences, we are certain that Jesse will bring a lot of excitement, energy, and creativity to our Youth Department!


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Here are some flyers from our previous events

Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784