Youth Groups

Our Synagogue is very fortunate to have 3 Youth Groups to inspire our Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish Living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement.

Halutzim 

This youth group, for grades 3-5, holds about four programs a year revolving around the Jewish holidays, traditions and Israel. The advisor for this group is TBE Religious School teacher, Melinda Yanoff.  The programs are often scheduled immediately after Religious school on Sundays. You can contact Melinda at [email protected].

Kadima

Our new advisor for this group, for grades 6-8, is Becca Zaretsky. Becca brings exciting new ideas for this age group.  The next program for this group is a Moonlight Corn Maze Adventure on 10/17. We hope your child can join in for this fun program!! Contact Becca at [email protected] to let her know that your son/daughter would like to attend or if you would like more information about future programs.

USY 

USY (United Synagogue Youth) is our youth group for high schoolers - grades 9-12. Leah Friedman is beginning her 3rd year as our advisor and she helps to guide our high schoolers to plan fun and exciting events, all while learning and experiencing our religion and culture.  USYers can also attend various conventions throughout New York State during the year where they connect with Jewish teenagers from other cities.  If you want more information about USY and upcoming events, please contact Leah at [email protected].

The TBE Youth Committee works with Samara Sofian to support the 3 youth groups and their programming.  We help the youth groups by helping to coordinate volunteers for their events, supporting the advisors in planning their programs, and helping to award scholarship money to the USYers attending conventions and Jewish summer programs.

We are looking for a few new faces to join our committee - we'd love to have you help us to strengthen our children's' Jewish identity through youth programming.  Please let one of us know if you'd like to be on the committee: Susan Trumble: [email protected] or Lisa Maas-Vangellow: l[email protected] .  We look forward to hearing from you!!

Lisa Maas-Vangellow & Susan Trumble

Youth Committee co-chairs

Become a Youth Group Member!

By becoming a Youth Group member, you help to ensure that we can continue to have wonderful programs.  Membership fees help to offset the cost of programs and allow us to provide the wide variety of programs for all 3 Youth Groups.  For most programs, there is a discounted member rate for participation.  Teens who wish to participate in regional USY programming are required to be paid USY members.  

Our Membership applications  

TBE website 

USY

Kadima

Halutzim

*We do not want our Youth Group membership to be a financial burden for families.  Need based membership scholarships are available; contact Samara Sofian for more info.

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