From its onset, the Rav z"l intended for the kehilah to function as an extension of the Maimonides school, and he intended that part of our kehillah's mission be to educate our children as they grow to become observant, Jewish adults.
Many current Maimonides students, parents, grandparents, and alumni daven at Maimonides from all over the Brookline community. The Maimonides Kehillah also offers a vehicle for the school to host classes, scholars, Shabbatonim, and other special events that serve to further the school's ideological mission beyond the four corners of the classroom and the five days of the school week. Our rosh kehilah, Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe, also serves as a master teacher at Maimonides Upper School.
Maimonides Youth program offers numerous regular events and special programs to help fulfill this mission of educating the seventy children that make up our youth contingent. As a congregation organized around its youth, and which celebrates its youth - Maimonides provides its youth many opportunities to participate in the regular adult service as well - by leading prayers, giving Divrei Torah, and reading from the Torah.
Rather than send our youth to a separate room or even an "annex building," we believe passionately that the role of youth is to participate and become a part of the regular adult service, as they learn from the example of their parents, and by being, themselves, a part.
Annual youth events
Regular youth activities