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 2017-18 school year (registration links provided below). 

 

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!

Register your child to become a member of Garinim today! 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 2017-18 school year
Sunday, Sept. 10
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, November 12
Saturday, December 16
Sunday, January 21
Saturday, February 10
Sunday, March 11
Sunday, April 22
Sunday, May 13

*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!

Register your child to become a member of Shorashim today! 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 2017-18 school year*:
Sunday Sept. 10
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, November 12
Saturday, December 16-Sunday, December 17 (Sleepover)
Sunday, January 21
Saturday, February 10
Sunday, March 11
Sunday, April 22
Sunday, May 13

*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!

Register your pre-teen to become a member of Ilanot today! 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 2017-18 school year*:
Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8: Sukkah Sleepover
Sunday, December 17
Sunday, February 11
Sunday, April 15
Sunday, May 13

*All dates & times subject to change


Upcoming Youth Group Events

Turkey Tov with Garinim

Saturday, November 11 | 5:00 – 7:00PM | BJ Community House

Children in grades K-2 are invited for an awesome night of celebrating all that they’re thankful for this year with Garinim at BJ! We will bring in this Thanksgiving with super fun games, crafts, and autumnal snacks so don’t miss out!  Youth group members. email mgeisler@bj.org to register. Non-members of Garinim can register here.  (Or, register as a member and receive free or discounted entry to all youth group programs here!)

Shorashim Todah-Day Parade

Sunday, November 12 | 2:00-3:30PM |BJ Community House

What if YOU could be in the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade? Well, if you’re in 3rd-5th grade, come on down to BJ and build your very own float with Shorashim! Celebrate all that you’re thankful for this year with games, snacks, and awesome building challenges!

Youth group members: email Michelle to register.
Youth Group non-members: register here. (Or, become a member and receive free or discounted entry to all youth group programs!)