Teen Programs

Sulam, Temple Sinai of Roslyn's teen program department, has dozens of ways for teens to get involved!  Our programs run the gamut from cooking classes to Fantasy Football leagues, from leadership and advocacy training to volunteering with children from homeless shelters and just about everything in between. More than 130 teens join us regularly to enhance their Jewish education, to repair the world, to feel connected and to spend time in a safe and welcoming environment.  In addition to our weekly or monthly programs, we have amazing trips and single-day events. 

Teens registered in all of our programs are considered part of SORTY, our senior youth group.  SORTY offers additional monthly interactive, fun and engaging programming to all teen members of Temple Sinai, regardless if you are enrolled in a year long program.  We can't wait for you to join us!

"I gained leadership skills and learned how to be a role model for children.  I find the teen programs to be supportive & positive for all involved.  Being involved here makes me so proud to be Jewish." Jenna N.

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Check out our cornerstone Sulam Teen Program -Hand in Hand

Meet our OUTSTANDING Teen Educators

Lulu Belferder

Lulu serves as Temple Sinai’s Director of Youth Engagement. Lulu Belferder has been part of the team at Temple Sinai since 2012. Among her many roles, she has helped to coordinate the Chazak program for two years, taught Religious School classes, assisted with the 6th Grade Holocaust class, and chaperoned countless teen trips. Lulu has directed Sinai’s Hand in Hand program since its inception in 2014, and she couldn't be more proud of the teens involved. She is a Birthright Fellow and has led a dozen trips to Israel for young adults. She also spends her summers in exotic locations leading teens in meaningful service work through the URJ’s Mitzvah Corps program. Lulu oversees all of Temple Sinai's Teen Programs.


pamela alcala

Pam is the Assistant Director of Youth Engagement. She is the lead educator for the Leadership Academy, and oversees Youth Programming.  She is also a proud mom in our Nursery School and Religious School.  She comes all the way from Chile, where she was an active member of her Temple at home, where she became a Madricha for her Youth Group Bet-El, which is part of the International Masorti movement, as well as part of the coordinating team for several youth programs, including a summer program for nursery school children. She most recently completed a Fellowship through the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture on leadership development and Jewish Identity education.

She is happily married to her husband, and mom to Ethan and Lily. She has a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Anthropology, and a Masters in Social Work, both from Adelphi University in Long Island, NY. She is thrilled to be a part of Youth Engagement at Temple Sinai and to spend time with our young community leaders.


Rosie Bogard

Rosie is a beloved Social Worker and Transition Coordinator in a Long Island high school. Rosie began working at Temple Sinai over 15 years ago as a Religious School Teacher, and filled an important role overseeing our resource room, 1:1 tutoring, and development of behavior plans for the classrooms. Rosie now coordinates Temple Sinai's Chazak program for children with special needs. Because many of the children in Chazak are becoming adolescents, Rosie now also oversees a new program just for them. Teen Chazak is designed to offer social, vocational, and life skills for individuals with special needs who are 14 years and older. Teen Chazak is Rosie's favorite time of the week: she gets to share her love of being a Transition Coordinator in a Jewish setting. A perfect match!