Meet Our Youth Directors

Rabbi Jeremy Litton is back for another great year at WSIS! Currently serving as the Dean of Dicipline at Magen David Yeshivah, Rabbi Litton also enjoys preforming with his band, Ta Shma Orchestra, bringing Jewish festivals and celebrations to life. Jeremy and his wife Jackie, an owner of Divinity Laser Spa, live on the Upper West Side and are excited for another year at WSIS!

To contact Rabbi Jeremy email

Raquel “Rocky” Selevan has joined WSIS for round two! While in high school, UWS native Rocky and her twin sister ran groups at WSIS, way back when there was only 12 kids total; she is so excited to be a part of the next generation! Rocky later returned to MDS as a morah and now works at the NYU child study center. Rocky is married to Rabbi Ari Selevan, who is a Rebbe in Shalhevet and a student at Fordham Law.

To contact Rocky email

Shabbat Youth Groups

At WSIS, youth programming us our highest priority. Our Shabbat Youth Groups are teeming with kids and led by our talented and committed youth Director, Rabbi Jeremy Litton, and our talented youth staff of Carly Goldberg, Racheli Weiss and Moshe Horowitz. 

The youth groups are broken up in three different age groups.

Ages 0-2: Second floor classroom led by Polly
Ages 3-4: Second floor classroom led by Racheli Weiss
Ages 5 and Up: Located in the Ballroom led by Racheli Weiss and Moshe Horowitz

10 AM: Youth leaders are in the room, and games and toys are available.
10:30-11:15 AM: Tefillah, learning games, stories and more
11:15-11:30 AM: Wrap up games and activities
11:30 AM Children should be picked up.


Thu, July 20 2017 26 Tammuz 5777
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