Youth Groups

 Click here for the School and Youth Groups Calendar

 Information on camps is now on the tab
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 3rd – 5th grades

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

October 21              Make T-shirts

December 9            Chanukah – make menorahs (with nuts & edible), play dreidel

February 3              Pizza & Movie

May 5                       Board Games

Jewniors for all Jewish kids in 6th or 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.

September 30         Bowling

November 4            Mini Golf

January 27               Hike (Rancho San Carolos) (switch with March movie if raining)

March 10                 Movie

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.
Periodic Sunday afternoons from 12:00 – 1:30.


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

Katanim & Jewnior Advisor:  Rachael Carroll

Aleynu Advisor:  Charles Stone



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 Charles Stone.


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