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OSRUI and NFTY E-Chugim and Other Online Events!

We know that many in our community are home right now and we know that at a time like this, community is more important than ever.  Coming together – whether by doing activities, learning or just being, is a great way to connect even as we are physically separated. This week, the OSRUI community is coming together to provide programming for campers, as well as the broader community!

Throughout the coming weeks OSRUI will be offering E-Chugim – programs, activities, conversations, and more – and we hope you will join us! Keep checking back here for updates, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for continual updates about the programming we are offering.  You can also subscribe to our Google Calendar.

There are also events sponsored by our NFTY regions:  NFTY-CAR (Chicago Area Region), NFTY-MV (Missouri Valley Region), and NFTY-NO (Northern Region).

Events are hosted by OSRUI, except where noted.

Monday, March 30th
3:00 pm Central
Fishing Lessons with Lisa Silverstein with NFTY-CAR and OSRUI
Learn about the art of fishing from a retired competive bass fisher (while she is on a boat!)
Register here! 

4:00 pm Central
with Sam Uditsky
Unleash your inner artist! Learn to create your name (either in Hebrew or English) into a true piece of art!  Materials:  a piece of paper, coloring materials (ie, pens, markers, pencils etc.) and your imagination!
Register here!

Tuesday, March 31st
4:30 pm Central
with Maya Goldbaum
Get your legs moving with Maya as she teaches some of the best Israeli dances! Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to move as we dance together.
Register here!

Wednesday, April 1st
2:00 pm Central
Shira (Song Session)
with Ethan Soloveychik with NFTY-CAR and OSRUI
Join us for a song session with songleader Ethan Soloveychik. Get excited to sing your favorite songs!
Register here! 

4:30 pm Central
Rak Ivrit with the Chalutzim Staff
Join some of the Chalutzim Tzevet (Staff) as you spend time talking in Ivrit (Hebrew), learning songs in Ivrit, and having fun! All current, future, and past Chalutzim campers are welcome!
Join here!  

5:30 pm Central
Musical Theatre
with Max Halle-Podell, Ellory Penner, Lyla Prass and Noah Shapiro with NFTY-CAR
Do you love musical theatre? Then join us for a conversation about the best shows, great musical theatre tricks, and favorite songs.
Register Here!

Thursday, April 2nd
4:00 p.m. Central
Magic with Danny Dubin
Join Award Winning Magician and OSRUI Alum Danny Dubin as you learn magic of your own! All you need to bring is one deck of cards and two paper napkins. People of all ages are invited to join us as we learn mind-blowing magic guaranteed to impress those around you!
Register here!

5:00 pm Central
NFTY 8th Grade Hangout
Join us for a weekly hangout with games and a fun chance to build community with 8th graders from NFTY Northern and NFTY Chicago.
Register here! 

Friday, April 3rd
4:00 pm Central
Songleader Practice
All songleaders and those who are still learning how to be a songleader are welcome to join us for our weekly practice. Music specialist, Isaac Freedman, will teach new songs and everyone can have a chance to practice their favorite songs.
Register Here! 

Kicks off at 5:00 pm Central
NFTY-MV Virtual Spring Chavurah
Join us for elections, Havdallah and Installations!
Register here!

Kicks off at 5:45 pm Central
NFTY-CAR Virtual Kolbo
We are thrilled to share that NFTY Chicago’s spring event, Kolbo, is taking place virtually! There will still be the magic of NFTY, with Israeli dancing, Shabbat, music, meals together, elections, social action, laughter, and great friends. We are excited for all of the possibilities that our first-ever virtual NFTY Chicago Kolbo spring event has instore for us all! Open to all 8th-12th graders.
Register here! 

Saturday, April 4th
8:00 pm Central
Havdallah with NFTY-CAR and OSRUI
Join our community in celebration as we connect generations at a beautiful Havdallah and song session.
Link to Register Coming Soon!

More events will be posted here as they are scheduled!

Interested in leading an activity? Contact Naomi at