Youth Groups

B’nai Jeshurun offers age-appropriate experiential programming for kids of all ages. Through fun and informal activities, BJ youth socialize, partake in social action, and strengthen ties to our synagogue and their Jewish community. All BJ youth are welcome to attend all activities. Contact Aniko to become a member and receive free or discounted entry to all programs for the 2018-19 school year. 

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Garinim

K-2 Youth Group

Garinim, BJ’s youth group for kindergarten through second grade students, seeks to engage our youngest youth group participants at a crucial point in their social development. Participants play games, create art projects, make new friends, learn about Jewish holidays and culture, and strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to the community all at the same time!

Members are granted free or discounted entry into all youth group programming. Programs are open to non-member K-2nd graders; entrance fee will vary by program.

 

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Garinim Program Dates for the 2018-19 school year

September 30: Super Sukkah Challenge

November 10: Camp Fair

February 3: Giant Games!

March 17: Purim Carnival

April 7: Zootopia!

*All dates & times subject to change

Shorashim

Grades 3-5 Youth Group

If you’ve ever wanted some extra time and space to allow your 3rd-5th grade child to get out that extra creative or physical energy, Shorashim is the place to be! Our programming gives 3rd-5th grade students the opportunity to strengthen their connections to one another, the BJ community, and their individual Jewish identity…all the while allowing them to express themselves, create, run around a bit, and have an all around great time. Past activities have included gaga tournaments, a chocolate seder, tie dye, Master Chef, sleepovers, recycled fortress building, and much more!

Members are granted free or discounted entry into all youth group programming. Programs are open to non-member 3rd-5th graders; entrance fee will vary by program.

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Shorashim Program Dates for the 2018-19 school year*:

September 30: Super Sukkah Challenge

November 10: Camp Fair

December 2: Top Chef – Chanukah Edition!

January 6: Summer Wonderland

February 3: Giant Games!

March 17: Purim Carnival

April 7: Zootopia!

*All dates & times subject to change

Ilanot

Grades 6-7 Youth Group

Ilanot, our pre-teen youth group for 6th & 7th grade students, serves as a bridge between our typical youth group programming and our teen programming, which begins in 8th grade. Ilanot programming takes the fun and friendship that exists within the BJ walls and extends it outside into the greater NYC community. The activities we do give these pre-teens a chance to have exciting new experiences, take on challenges, enhance teamwork skills, and have fun with their peers as they begin down the path of teenager-hood. Past programs have included bowling, ice skating, Escape the Room, sleepovers, and much more!

Members are granted free or discounted entry into all youth group programming. Programs are open to non-member 6th & 7th graders; entrance fee will vary by program.

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Ilanot Program Dates for the 2018-19 school year*:

September 30: Super Sukkah Challenge

November 10: Camp Fair

December 1: Latke Lock-In!

*All dates & times subject to change


Upcoming Youth Group Events

Young Families Retreat

Friday, May 3-Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Camp Ramah Nyack, Christian Herald Rd, Nyack, NY

Mark your calendars for a fun and energizing Shabbat weekend filled with outdoor games, music, hiking, learning opportunities, community building, a campfire, and more. This retreat is geared toward BJ families with children in second grade and below. Register by April 15. 

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