Teens

Temple Beth Am’s Teen Program offers a wide variety of after school, weekend and special interest programs for teens in our community. TBA Teens are empowered to grow intellectually, socially, creatively and emotionally.

Teens in grades 6th-12th develop leadership skills and build healthy, social bonds through cohort-based learning, youth groups’ experiences rich in spirit, social action, Israel & Jewish ritual, and community social events.

This year’s teen membership looks a little different as we encourage you to invest in our teen community so that we can continue to offer great virtual (for now!) programs such as:

  • Weekly Teen lounges
  • Social programming
  • Shabbat opportunities
  • High Holiday programs
  • Social justice oriented programming
  • Partner programs with other synagogues and organizations

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for Teen Membership 2022-23.

Teen Lounge

Join us for Pizza and snacks, conversations and games, just for teens 7th-12th grade.

Teen Minyan

Are you a teen who likes hanging out with friends, davening with spirit, playing games and eating delicious food?! If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should come to Beth Am's Teen Minyan!
Join YLE Staff and friends for awesome Shabbat experiences (see our calendar for dates).
Teen Minyan is open to any teen in 6th-12th grade. So bring a friend!
Contact Reut Sklar for more info

Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions groups promote self-discovery, challenge traditional gender roles, and celebrate a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through the field-tested programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, offer groups for boys and girls in 8th-12th grade a unique cohort experience that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society throughout their teen years.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Teen Tuesdays

This program will run from 6:00 -7:30 PM for three Tuesdays each month, co-taught by Andrea McNellis and Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny. We will offer a combination of practical skills for the bimah – specifically, prayer leadership – and reflective exercises about spiritual growth. It’s a wonderful place for these teens to continue their growth among peers and friends!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO ENROLL

Torah Club

Now in its 10th year, Torah Club provides 6th - 12th graders with the opportunity to build on their trope and davening skills.  With designated Torah Club Shabbatot throughout the year, Torah Club members serve the community by reading Torah (and frequently haftarah) and leading services.  Aliyot are assigned in advance of a Torah Club Shabbat, and members receive 1-on-1 support to help them prepare. Contact Nina Golden at ninagg@sbcglobal.net.  for more info. If you’d like to contribute to the program, please do so here

Teens Calendar

YLE Staff

Rabbi Matt Shapiro

Titles: Director of Youth Learning & Engagement

Farrah Noah

Titles: YLE Operations Manager

Reut Sklar

Titles: Director of Youth & Teens, Camp Keshet Director

Andrea McNellis

Titles: JLC Director