Panim for
Youth, Teens,
& Families

Learning, Growth, & Families
Social Justice & Activism

Even the youngest BJ members can work toward transforming the world as it is into the world as it should be. We integrate social action, volunteerism, and tzedakah into our programming for all ages, partnering with organizations such as Repair the World and the West Side Campaign Against Hunger. Find out how families, little ones, bigger ones, and teens can get involved.

  • Young Family Days of Service: Families with children up to age 7 participate in service projects such as preparing food packages and care kits. 
  • Teen service and advocacy: Several times a year, BJ teens join with Midnight Run to distribute food and clothing to the homeless of New York City. Our teens recently voted to create a new advocacy initiative, focusing on gun reform advocacy.
  • Cooking for the shelter: students in our Kadima@BJ classes cook at least once a year for the BJ/SPSA Women’s Shelter. Families can also sign up to be a food donor, and prepare dinner for the shelter guests. Contact Larissa to learn more and sign up!
  • The Kadima@BJ curriculum includes learning and exploration of what it means to be part of a global Jewish community, and what it means to live a wholesome Jewish life.
  • Service and education trips: Students in 7-12th grades have opportunities each year to travel with BJ to learn about pressing social issues in our country. Past trips have included service learning in the Dominican Republic, a Civil Rights trip in the Southeast, and an immigration trip to Arizona.

Danielle Freedman

Danielle Freedman

Program Administrator, Family Life and Learning