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Youth Groups

Sociable, Jewish fun for all! Our youth programming offers a wide variety of social, cultural, and recreational programs and activities for Jewish children in grades 3-12. Lifelong friendships and memories are created through participation in these terrific programs. For information, email us at youth@congregationbethtorah.org.

Bonim (Grades 2-5)

The goal of Bonim is to help “build” (as the word means in Hebrew) friendships and comfort level within our synagogue community. This energetic group meets once a month either in the synagogue or offsite.

Save the Date for these upcoming Bonim Events*:

November 17th -Game Day

January 12 – Outing To Be Determined

February 9th – Tu B’Shevat Experience

April 5th – Passover Pallooza

May 3rd – Israel Adventure

* Events are tentative and might change

Contact Bonim Chairs Cheryl Drazin or Shari Rosen-Schmidt for more information.

Yala! (Grades 6th-8th)

Yala! in Hebrew means “to go forward” and this is exactly what this newly formed group is planning to do. This new and exciting group is designed for Jewish pre-teens who are in the process of starting their B’nai Mitzvah or who have recently completed it and wish to remain connected to their synagogue and their Judaism.

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Yala! Events:

November 17th – Fifth Day of Creation – a visit to the Aquarium

January 12 – Bowling

February 9th – Art at Quiggly’s Clayhouse

April 5th – Texas Discovery Gardens/ Butterfly house and picnic on grounds

May 3rd – Obstacle Warrior Kids Dallas

* Events are tentative and might change

Contact Yala! Chair Dianna Levy for more updates.

Gesher (Grades 9th-12th)

When our teens get together, they learn about and connect to Jewish life by actively experiencing it, creating a “bridge” between their Jewish heritage and their Jewish future. Our teen program plans to combine experimental education and social experiences that foster Jewish identity, community-building, leadership skills and deep connection to Jewish life.

November 10th – Adventure Landing

December 1st – Cooking Class

Possible 15th – Finals Frenzy/Midterm Madness Stress relief

January – Winter themed lock in or Broom Ball (1/26)

February 2nd – Super bowl party at Shul

March 1st- Hamantashen baking

April 3rd- Shabbat Dinner in youth lounge

May 3rd – Cooking baking/off to college cooking? (College advice/life skill training)

* Events are tentative and might change

Have some great program ideas for teens? Contact Allison Checkoway