As an innovative, modern, and exciting Jewish community, Congregation Or Ami is committed to creating youth programs that are relevant and adapted to today’s Jewish learners.

• Kesher means “connection,” and our Kesher Program is designed to foster deep connections among K-6th grade students. By consolidating Judaica and Hebrew learning, we have created an easier schedule for families, while maintaining the same fun, engaging atmosphere for students to learn and grow.

MAKOM and MAKOM HIGH (formerly known as HUB) provide community and connection to 7th-12th graders. In addition to strengthening their social bonds, teens gain leadership skills by expanding their minds and opening their hearts.

2023-2024 School Year

Kesher began on October 3rd and 4th.
Makom will begin October 25

How to Register:

If you’re a current Or Ami partner
and would like to register, click here.

If you’re interested in joining our community
as a new partnerclick here.

View 2023-2024 Tuition

Questions? Contact Rachel Altfeld at

From the team at URJ Camp Newman:

In a recent email from the team at Camp Newman, a set of resources were shared that we thought might be helpful for you in this time of grief and outrage. You can find the resources below…

Learn more about the work NFTY, the Religious Action Center (RAC) and the URJ continue to do around Gun Violence Prevention. 

From American Psychological Association:
Helping Your Child Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

From American School Counselor Association:
Helping Students After a School Shooting 

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For more information about programs and registration, please contact Rachel Altfeld at or 818-880-4880

Generously supported by:

Neshama Initiative
Check out the amazing work of our Neshama [soul] Initiative for teens and pre-teens here.
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