For many, holidays represent a challenging and lonely time of year. To address this, Madraigos provides services and programs on a variety of holidays. Our Rosh Hashana retreat brings the disenfranchised out of their element and provides a spiritually uplifting experience in a hotel/resort setting with amenities that extend well beyond the delicious food and luxury accommodations. Classes, prayer services and camaraderie make the Madraigos Rosh Hashana a uniquely special experience.
For Yom Kippur services, we house our members in different homes in our local community and have a local exclusive prayer services. We encourage everyone to go at their own pace and have different inspirational speakers speak at different points as well. There is a pre-fast and post fast meal that is enjoyed by everyone in a close family like setting. We always ensure that the needs of all members of the Madraigos family are being addressed.
The Lounge is an adolescent drop-in center that provides our teens with a safe and nurturing environment. There are different nights for boys and girls throughout the week. Lounge participants have a destination for fun with friends, social activities and dinner, all under the care and guidance of Madraigos professionals, social work interns and staff.
This safe, non-judgmental environment gives teens the opportunity to foster positive relationships with peers and Madraigos staff and promotes goal-oriented communication. The lounge is where teens come to feel validated and respected for their unique life experiences.
The greater Madraigos community is treated to year round events. Throughout the year we have a Superbowl party, Hiking Trips, a BBQ for both boys and girls separately and members participate in many other special events to help foster positive development in self esteem. In addition, we have a Purim Program, Sukkos Party, and a Chanukah Party so our teens and young adults have an address to go to during a time when there might be other venues that they would feel pressured by and take a step back in their growth. Our goal is to always provide opportunities for our youth to grow and step by step become a leader of tomorrow.