Teen Trips


Fall Teen Retreat

International Trip to Israel

Teen Domestic Trip to NOLA


Fall Teen Retreat

Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 | Surprise Lake Camp

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.


Early-bird pricing is $200 per child for those who register by September 1, and $275 for those who register after. We encourage those of you who are able to do so to make a donation in order to ensure that all BJ teens can participate in this event. Please contact Michelle with any questions! Register here.

International Trip to Israel

December 25, 2017-January 3, 2018



We are very excited for next year’s 10th-12th grade International Teen Trip to Israel! As an offshoot of our “Israel Celebrates 70” Community Trip, this separate teen track will combine the must-see sights with service opportunities and a unique chance to learn firsthand about the multicultural and complex nature of Eretz Yisrael. Read the trip itinerary here. Questions? Email Michelle. Register now.

Teen Domestic Trip to NOLA!

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! The cost of this trip is $1,400. Scholarship is available; we want all teens to have this incredible experience! Trip and scholarship applications and a $400 deposit are due by Monday, Oct 2.

Apply here. Once you’ve applied, you may pay your deposit here. If you are able, please also consider making an additional contribution towards the program, which will help ensure that every teen is able to participate. Feel free to email Michelle with any questions. For more details, click here.