BJ teens from all over the city and different schools come together through their interest in leadership, community service, and Jewish values. There are a variety of activities to meet the interests of most teens, and they are welcome to initiate their own ideas. Dozens of teens make lifelong friends here.
Our youth leaders are great role models who really relate to teens. They are committed to strengthening teens’ interest in Judaism and Social Action/Social Justice, but they are also fun to be with. Our successful programs stimulate and challenge our teens, provide pathways to live consciously and to be involved with the Jewish community and the greater world.
Upcoming Teen Events
Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 | Location TBA
There is no better way to unwind from the High Holy Days that spending a weekend away with the BJ teen community! Throughout the weekend, teens will spend time with old friends, make new ones, and deepen their connection with the BJ community while experiencing a meaningful Shabbat outside of the city. Transportation will be provided. All meals are kosher or vegetarian and include snacks on Friday afternoon through breakfast on Sunday. Read more »
January 11-15, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana
The BJ Teens are headed down south to NOLA! 8th and 9th graders are invited to take part in this service learning trip, where we will spend time working to rebuild the 9th Ward and learning about the rich history of this great American city. We will spend Shabbat together outside of the BJ walls, strengthening our ties to each other and the BJ community at large and spending some time at Touro Synagogue, the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. We will also have to opportunity to see some of NOLA’s famous sights, hopefully while listening to some jazz and having a snack at the world famous Cafe Du Monde!