Teen Program

Image from the February, 2011 BJ Teen Service Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic. Photo: Emily WalshBJ 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

Teen Learning Series: Otherness

Wednesdays, January 17-February 7 | 6:00-7:15PM | BJ Community House
The next class in our Teen Learning Series will look at ways in which Jews are considered “other.” Sarah Krinsky, our Rabbinic Fellow, will examine racial justice, circumcision, chosenness, and intermarriage through the lens of traditional sources and contemporary issues. This series is for members only, grades 8-12.
Session Dates: Wednesdays January 17, 24, 31, and February 7


Unmasquerade Ball

Saturday, March 3 | 7:00-10:00PM | BJ Sanctuary

Get ready for a post-Purim party like you’ve never seen before, where the only thing you need to dress up as is yourself!  LGBTQ teens, allies, and friends from all over the NYC area in grades 8-12 are invited to take off their masks, forget the pressures of everyday life, and come together to celebrate as we eat, schmooze, and dance the night away! Read more »