Youth Groups

 Click here for the School and Youth Groups Calendar

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Learning > Summer Programs and Camps

Join the fun!
Make friends outside of the classroom.
Hangout with your Jewish buddies.

Katanim for all Jewish kids in 2nd – 4th grades

All events meet directly after Religious School from 12:00 – 1:30 and include lunch.

September 22              Tye-dye Katanim t-shirt fun!

November 3                 Pizza & movie party – make your own pizza

January 12                   Board Games

March 29                      Slime fun!

Jewniors for all Jewish kids in 5th – 7th grades

All events meet directly after Religious School from 12:00 – 2:00 and include lunch.
Please let Rachael Carroll know if you need assistance OR can help with carpooling.
Pick-up at the location of the event.

October 27              Tye-dye Jewniors t-shirt fun!

December 8            Bowling

February 9              Mini Golf

May 3                       Beach picnic & clean-up

Aleynu for all Jewish teens in grades 8 – 12

Plan and implement one-time pop-up events of your choice.
Hang out with friends and learn leadership skills.

Contact Louise Riddell-Kaufman if you want to create a pop-up.

NFTY events for teens in grades 8-12.   See specific NFTY events

Affiliation with Congregation Beth Israel is not required for any Youth Group participation.

Katanim & Jewnior Advisor:  Rachael Carroll




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 Aleynu Advisor Louise Riddell-Kaufman.


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