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Teen Learning Community for 8th-12th graders

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Join us for exciting and innovative teen programming!

At TLC, teens in 8th-12th grade explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives through a variety of learning and community building programs. We offer teens flexible scheduling and ownership of their own education, ways to KNOW, BELONG, and DO.

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KNOWdiverse learning opportunities | BELONGrelationship building community programs | DOaction and direct service projects

KNOW 

Bet Torah values life-long learning, and provides opportunities for many different types of learning to engage our young adults.

NEW FOR 2018-2019: 

Teen Quest

Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m., weekly. $118/trimester elective series or $325/full year, pizza dinner included.

Learning-focused electives taught by talented faculty including Rabbi Brusso, Robin Wald, Loen Amer, and more!

Learn more about Teen Quest!

Click here for calendar and course descriptions, including Jewish Magic and Mysticism, Soul Food, and more!

Teen Quest is included in Nosh and Drash, or teens can opt to participate in only the Teen Quest of their choice. Teen Quest choices will change each trimester. Includes pizza dinner.

Nosh and Drash

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m., weekly. First session Tuesday, October 9. $500/full year.

Safe space discussion with Robin Wald.

DRASH WITH THE RABBI: NEXT STEPS

Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m., monthly, in Rabbi Brusso's home. First session Thuesday, October 11. $200/full year.

College preparation and discussion with the rabbi. Open only to 11th and 12th graders. 

BELONG

Teens have opportunities to build a peer community, and to as well as make an impact on the wider synagogue community.

TLC Sushi in the Sukkah

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., $10 charge for dinner (FREE to paid Youth Group Members and Nosh participants).

Join us for sushi, bubble tea, pizza, and an fun under the stars! 

Better Together

Sundays, 11:15 a.m - 12:45 p.m., approximately every other month. First session is Sunday, October 14. $118/full year.

Intergenerational mentorship, which encourages meaningful relationships between teens and older adults in our congregation, led by Robin Wald and Loen Amer.
After two years of grant funding, we are excited to continue this successful program at a low cost to our teens' families.

Kadima/USY

Events approximately monthly, learn about Youth Group dues.

Youth group for all Jewish teens where young people meet Jewish teens from other congregations, and experience the joys of Judaism beyond the classroom and home.

Rosh Hodesh and Shevet, powered by Moving Traditions

Sunday evenings, monthly, in homes. $200/full year ($275 for non-congregants).

Small group experiences for young women, young men, and online for non-binary teens, that encourage self-discovery, promote self-confidence and strengthen connections with other teens and the broader Jewish community, all with the guidance of a trained mentor.

TLC Apple Picking

Sunday, October 21, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., at Stuart's Fruit Farm in Granite Springs. Fee TBA.

Save the date for fall fun and autumn bounty with your Bet Torah friends. More information to come! 

DO

Bet Torah teens improve our community and our world through leadership, action, and direct service, showing a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the broken world).

Madrichim

Space for this program is limited, and requires an application due Monday, August 20.

Teacher assistants and teen role models in the Kulanu Learning Program.
Please note that teen participation and placement will be determined based on a combination of factors, including teen requests, teacher requests, classroom needs, and scheduling. Priority placement will be given to applications submitted by the August 20 deadline.Space for this program is limited, 

High Holy Day Madrichim

Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11 and Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Teens in 8th-12th grade are invited to volunteer as madrichim (teacher's helpers), being role models and creating a positive environment in our High Holy Day programs for children. Sign up in advance is required. 

Habitat for Humanity in Memory of 9/11 with J-Teen Leadership

Sunday, September 23, morning. Details and fee TBA.

We are proud to be partnering with our friends at J-Teen Leadership again to build in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. This program is open only to teens in 9th-12th grade, will require advance registration, and will have a hard maximum of participants, as the event is at a worksite. More information to come on the Teen Volunteers page!

Midnight Run

Sunday, November 11, evening, until Monday morning.

Open only to teens 14+. You must attend an orientation, dates TBA. You will be able to save your spot on the Run by signing up to attend an orientation. 

Westchester Jewish Basketball League (WJBL)

Season starts after Thanksgiving, playoffs after Presidents’ Week.

Recreational, co-ed league open to 5th-12th graders of all genders. If you would like to start a team for your child's age group, please email Loen. More information to come!

CONTACT US

Gina Fass, Director of Kulanu Learning Program  
[email protected]     
914-666-7595 x102

Loen Amer, Director of Youth Engagement
[email protected]
914-666-7595  x139

New Recordings to Practice With!

Listen to Cantor Randy chant parts of our services! Whether you're preparing for a B'nei Mitzvah, chanting Torah, or need a refresher on service prayers, listen here!