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 Michelle to become a member and receive free or discounted entry to all programs for the 2016-2017 school year (registration links provided below). 



K-2nd Youth Group Calendar 2016-2017

Printable Calendar


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Sunday, September 25New Year Celebration
Sunday, October 16Sukkot Soiree
Saturday, November, 12Turkey Tov
Saturday, December 17Family Hanukkah  Celebration with BJ & IAC Keshet
Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28Camp Shabbat
Sunday, February 5Family Tu B’Shevat Celebration
Sunday, March 12Purim Carnival
Saturday, April 1Passover-Palooza
Sunday, May 7Yom Ha’atzmaut/End of Year Celebration



3rd-5th Youth Group Calendar 2016-2017

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Sunday, September 25Party Like It’s 5777
Saturday, October 22Movie Night & Sukkah Sleepover
Saturday, November 12Chopped: Thank-Full Edition
Sunday, December 11Macabi-GAGA: A Hanukkah Extravaganza
Friday, Jan 27 – Sunday, January 29 Camp Shabbat & Sleepover
Sunday, February 12Tu B’shevat Celebration
Sunday, March 12Purim Carnival
Saturday, April 1Tie-Dyenu
Sunday, May 7Yom Ha’atzmaut/End of Year Celebration



6th-7th Youth Group Calendar 2016-2017

Printable calendar

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Saturday, October 22Sukkah Sleepover
Sunday, November 13Escape the Room
Sunday, January 8Skating in Central Park
Friday, February 3-Sunday, February 57th grade trip to D.C.
Sunday, April 2Rock climbing
Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 306th grade retreat at Ramah Nyack
Sunday, May 7Baseball game


Upcoming Youth Group Events

Shorashim Chocolate Seder

Saturday, April 1 | 2:30-4:00PM | 89th Street Community House

Do you love Passover?  Do you love chocolate?!  If you are in 3rd-5th grade and answered yes to either of these questions, then this event is not to be missed!  Come celebrate Passover in the most delicious way possible as we make our way through the Passover seder using interactive activities, Shabbat-friendly crafts, and–you guessed it–chocolate!  

Members of Shorashim, email Michelle to R.S.V.P.

All other members may register here.  

Passover Palooza!

Saturday, April 1 | 5:00PM | 89th Street Community House
Celebrate Passover with Garinim!  Students in K-2nd grade are invited to come and play games, decorate Elijah’s cup, and bring the Passover story to life. Members of Garinim, email Michelle to R.S.V.P. All other members may register here.  

*Parents, want to have some fun while your children play? Israeli Wine Tasting for Young Couples and Parents will be taking place at the same time as Passover Palooza, so make sure to register now!

Bowling with Ilanot

Sunday, April 2 | 12:00-2:00PM | Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square

Let’s bowl!  6th and 7th graders are invited to join Ilanot as we strap on our bowling shoes and hit the lanes.  Meet us at the bowling alley or travel with a group to and from BJ.  More information on transportation to come.  Ilanot members, email Michelle to R.S.V.P. All other members may register here.

6th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Spring Retreat

Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 | Ramah Day Camp in Nyack
Join your fellow sixthgraders on our weekend B’nai Mitzvah Retreat! Students will participate in exciting B’nai Mitzvah programming with others in their grade while building community and spending Shabbat together. Early bird pricing is $225 per child for those who register by March 30; $325 for those who register after. Register here.