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.

Nosh and Drash

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:45 p.m., weekly. First session Tuesday, September 17. $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 Thursday, 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, October 16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., $10 charge for dinner (FREE to paid Youth Group Members and Nosh participants).

Join us for sushi, pizza, and fun under the canopy of the Bet Torah sukkah!

Better Together

First session Sunday, November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. $60/full year of five gatherings.

Intergenerational mentorship, which encourages meaningful relationships between teens and older adults in our congregation, led by Robin Wald and Loen Amer.

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. 

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 by Shabbat, Friday, June 14.

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. 

Midnight Run

Sunday, November 10, 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.

CONTACT US

Gina Fass, Director of Kulanu Learning Program  
gfass@bettorah.org     
914-666-7595 x102

Loen Amer, Director of Youth Engagement
youth@bettorah.org
914-666-7595  x139

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