Preteens & Teens

Middle School/ Bar Bat Mitzvah Programs

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  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs

    Explore the significance of becoming a Jewish young adult through activities, discussions and chesed projects. This program is designed to enhance and enrich the B’nai Mitzvah experience for bar/bat mitzvah students and parents. For more information, please contact Dan Silien,
  • Middle School Minyan

    Shabbat mornings, 10-11:15 am, Spector Board Room
    Students in grades 5-7 are invited to a minyan infused with fun and meaning. Middle Schoolers will enjoy davening, edible crafts, treats, and discussions about parshah, Judaism and questions most relevant to middle-school life, led by our Israeli Shinshiniyot and special guests.
  • Middle School Sukkah Hop

    Tues., Oct. 11, 11 am
    Middle school-aged students can meet us after services for a light lunch and sukkah hop through the neighborhood with activities and treats! There will be separate routes for lower and middle school students. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult.

Teen & Teen Family Programming

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  • Teen Minyan

    Shabbat mornings, 9:47 am, Middle School Beit Midrash
    Teen Minyan is a student-led minyan for Bar and Bat Mitzvah-age through high school. Teens come together to daven and enjoy games, discussions, divrei Torah, prizes, snacks, kiddush, and more. The service is facilitated by BT school basketball coach Ari Braun, BT shlichim Matan and Shani Shefler, and BT school alum Eitan Murinson ’19.
  • Teen Talk (for girls)

    Shabbat mornings, 10:07-10:30 am, Weiner Board Room
    As part of Teen Minyan, teen girls are invited to a relaxed and intimate chat with Shani Shefler and other special guests where they discuss current events, Jewish identity and how Jewish values impact everyday life. 
  • Shabbat Table Talk for Parents of Teens and their Families (3-part series)

    Nov. 19, Jan. 21, May 6
    Raising teenage children to be proud of their Jewish identity can be challenging in today’s complex world. How do we provide our teens with a strong foundation as they embark on the journey of independence and find their own voice in Judaism? How should we navigate family dynamics when their religious journey differs from our own? What are some effective ways to have a conversation about dating and marrying Jewish? Join us for a delicious Shabbat lunch and hear from experts and in house clergy and faculty as we engage in dialogue about these important topics. Following lunch, teens will have their own program.
  • Women and Wisdom: Creating Sacred Spaces (for parents of teens)

    7:30 pm, Sept. 19, Dec. 20, Feb. 22, June 6
    For parents of teenage children
    Deepen your understanding of Jewish practice so you can provide thoughtful, informed answer your teens’ questions about Judaism. Join fellow moms and Rabbi Posner, Rabbi Yoggev, Dr. Schorr and Chana Slavaticki for a four-part series on how to bring spirituality and holiness into your home and make it a sacred space.


October 2022

Celebrating the Joy of Judaism. Embracing all Jews.
One of the leading Modern Orthodox synagogues in America, with a diverse membership, and an extensive offering of religious services, classes and year-round Jewish programming for all ages.