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TLC is all the ways Bet Torah engages our 8th-12th graders.

We invite teens in 8th-12th grade to explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives through a variety of learning and community-building programs.

Join us for exciting and innovative teen programming!

Upcoming Events

Rock Climbing – January 23, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  – Add to iCal | Add to Google Calendar

Jewish Learning Fellowship “Jewish Mythology!?” with rabbinical student Micah Cowan starts Wednesday, January 26 on Zoom.

Youth Shabbat – Friday, February 4 (Add to iCal | Add to Google Calendar) and Saturday, February 5, 2022 (Add to iCal | Add to Google Calendar)

Cooking for the ESP – Sunday, February 27 – Add to iCal | Add to Google Calendar


Check our Youth Calendar for our most updated list of upcoming events.


Jewish Learning Fellowship

Wednesdays, CHANGE OF DATES! January 26, February 2, 9, and 16, March 2 and 9, 6:15-7:15 p.m. (no JLF the week of February Break) on Zoom$125/six weekly courses.

Intellectual discussion of important topics in Jewish life with your Bet Torah peers and an academically-minded adult mentor.

Jewish Mythology!? Some of the Greatest Jewish Myths with Micah Cowan

We may know about Greek mythology, Norse mythology, Roman mythology, Egyptian mythology…but did you know that we have our own Jewish myths? Mythology might seem to be antithetical to Judaism as it is a monotheistic religion, but there is much more to a myth than just supernatural or god-like forces/beings. Together we’ll explore some incredible Jewish stories and creatures that might be as extraordinary as the minotaur or Thor’s hammer.

Nosh and Drash

Tuesdays, 6:13-7:30 p.m. weekly, starting Tuesday, October 5. $550/full year.

Safe space discussion with Robin Wald.

Drash with the Rabbi: Next Steps

Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:00 p.m., monthly, starting Thursday, October 14. $200/full year.

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


Leadership Training Cohort

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., monthly. No fee.

Teen leadership development program including training workshops and practical, hands-on leadership of some TLC programs.

Madrichim (Teacher Assistants)

Schedule varies by placement and program track. $118/Madrichim-in-Training; No fee for regular Madrichim and ELI 2.0.

Applications for 2021-2022 were due June 25.

Madrichim in 9th-12th grade and Madrichim-in-Training (MIT) (8th or 9th graders) serve as role models, working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout Kulanu Learning Program. Regular training and skill-development workshops led by Robin Wald are a key part of this program.

New in 2020-2021! for 12th grade, only

ELI 2.0: Educational Leadership Institute for the Next Generation

In Memory of Dr. Sheila Adler z”l

Teens in 12th grade who have participated in at least three years of Madrichim are eligible to apply for the ELI 2.0: Educational Leadership Institute for the Next Generation.

Social Action Projects

Programs include


Better Together

Five gatherings over the year, starting Sunday, November 14. $60/full year of five gatherings.

Intergenerational friendship, encouraging meaningful relationships between teens and older adults in our congregation, led by Robin Wald and Loen Amer.

Rosh Hodesh and Shevet powered by Moving Traditions

Sunday evenings, monthly, for most groups. Dates and times vary by group. $210/full year ($300 for non-congregants).

Small group experiences for young women, young men, and in NYC 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.


Programs occur most months. Full list of Bet Torah 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. 

Contact Us

Loen Amer, Director of Experiential Learning for Children and Teens
914-666-7595  x139