Youth Groups



All events are scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. directly after Religious School.

Katanim - Grades 3 - 5

September 18, 2016
January 22, 2017
March 5, 2017

Jewniors - Grades 6 - 7

October 30, 2016
December 11, 2016
February 12, 2017
April 30, 2017





Information on camps is now on the tab
Learning > Summer Programs and Camps.


NFTYlogo North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

NFTY was founded in 1939 as the youth arm of the Union for Reform Judaism (formally known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations). It was created at the urging of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods in order to provide an outlet for young people to engage in the life of their synagogues. 

In the more than sixty years of its existence, NFTY has touched the lives of literally thousands of young American Jews through the programs it runs and the relationships it fosters. NFTY has influenced both the Jewish community and the world as it has let its voice be heard on the issues that confront us as Jews and as human beings. NFTY alumni, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, have taken their places in the leadership of the Reform and general Jewish community, both in North America and in Israel. Graduates of NFTY Programs are prominent in the creative arts, communal, political, and Reform Jewish spheres. These alumni agree that NFTY has helped its participants grow as people, as artists, as leaders, and as Reform Jews. We look back at our history with pride and look to our future with hope.
Congregation Beth Israel is proud to be a member of NFTY Pacific Central West Council.  Upcoming regional and national NFTY programs are listed below.  For more information, or to register for an event, go to  If you or your child is interested in NFTY or wish to obtain more information, contact the BIRTY Advisor Megan Felthoven via the CBI office.


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  NFTY-CWR Events   

Date                              Event                                       Age

September 23-25, 2016  NFTY CWR C-Dubb Smash         9th-12th grades

October 1, 2016             New Years on the Bay               9th-12th grades   

November 4-6, 2016      Fall Camp                                  2nd-5th  grades

December 2-4, 2016      NFTY CWR Fallinter                    9th-12th grades

December 9-11, 2016    Winter Camp                             2nd-5th  grades

January 13-16,2017      West Coast Party Junior             6th-8th   grades 

February 17-20, 2017    NFTY Convention                       9th-12th grades

March 17-19, 2017        Spring Camp                              2nd-5th grades

March 24-26, 2017        NFTY CWR Spring Conclave         9th-12th grades

                                    NFTY CWR 8th Grade
April 8-9, 2017              Beach Boardwalk                       8th grade  

                                    Spring Open House 
April 30, 2017               (in partnership                          All (family event)
                                   with PJ Library)                              

May 19-21, 2017          NFTY CWR Gesher Kallah            8th-12th grades