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.

Click here for the Teen Calendar 2015-2016

Upcoming Teen Events

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl's Thing!

Sundays, Groups Beginning October 18 or 25  | 89th Street Community House

This program uses Jewish teachings to give girls a place to feel safe, have fun, and be real with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, and more, the girls draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore issues such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition, and stress. BJ currently offers groups for individuals entering 6th-12th grade, Register here.

Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood

Sundays, Beginning October 25 | 89th Street Community House

This monthly group gives young males a chance to hang out with other Jewish boys their age, play games, eat food, and talk about topics that matter to them, such as manhood, competition, power, pleasure, and friendship. BJ currently offers groups for individuals entering 8th-12th grade, Register here.

Teen Volunteers Needed at the BJ Celebrate Community Auction

Wednesday, March 1 | 6:30-9:30PM | 88th Street Sanctuary

BJ Teens, we need your help to make the BJ Celebrate Community Auction run smoothly!  Fill out this form to volunteer.  Email Michelle Geisler with questions.

Teen Day of Service: Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 12 | 12:00-3:00PM | 88th Street Sanctuary

BJ teens are an integral part of our annual Purim Carnival! Every year, the entire BJ community comes together to celebrate Purim with  games, crafts, and a bounce house. In addition to running booths and activities, teens will have the opportunity to partake in the festivities and enjoy mishloach manot.  Sign up to volunteer here. For more information, contact Michelle.

Leading on Campus (for High School Juniors & Seniors)

Tuesday, March 14 | 5:00-7:00PM | Congregation Rodeph Shalom (7 West 83rd Street)
B’nai Jeshurun is partnering with Congregation Rodeph Shalom and The Jewish Education Project to offer an exciting program for high school juniors and seniors.  “Leading on Campus” exposes students to the myriad of Jewish engagement opportunities on college campuses and the Israel-related challenges they may encounter. This program will provide an opportunity for students to talk openly about their hopes and fears regarding their college experience and empowers them with best practices for meeting these challenges.  Register here by March 1.

College Outreach at BJ

Help us keep in touch and reach your college age students while they are away from home! In order to reach the largest number of people, we need your help in collecting the most up-to-date contact information for the coming school year. Whether you are a student yourself, or there is a college-age student in your family, please complete this survey!