Teen Programs

Be a Part of the NEW Program for Teens

Learn, Think, Plan, Lead, Travel, Eat, Laugh…

NOW is the time to join the conversation

Discover your passion

Make connections & Share your strengths

All Jewish identified teens in grades 8 – 12

Lots to learn and do beyond Religious School

Have Fun!

FREE Pizza tasting for 1st night dinner!



Aleynu Details

Choose any or all options

Wednesday Evening Classes at Congregation Beth Israel
(link to schedule down below)

  • Approximately every other week from 6:00 – 8:00 beginning September 26
  • 1st night FREE pizza tasting dinner
  • Trimester schedule (5 sessions per trimester)
  • Limmud (core) and Chug (elective) classes & socializing over dinner
  • 1st trimester Limmud:  “Ingredients for Revolution:  Inspiration for Social Change” taught by Cantor Alisa Finemen
  • 1st trimester Chug: “Yum! Jewish Cooking for Teens” taught by Paige Weisskirch
  • 2nd & 3rd trimester classes chosen by students

Leadership Training

  • Plan and put-on your own teen generated one-time events
  • Periodic Sunday afternoons (12:00 – 1:30) hanging out & planning
  • Earn $36 bonus for creating and implementing a pop-up event
  • What do you want to do with your friends?

Madrichim Program

  • Be a Teacher Assistant (paid or community service)
  • Become a model for younger Religious & Hebrew School students
  • Religious School registration not required
  • Interested? Contact Louise Riddell-Kaufman at directorlouise@aol.com


  • San Francisco
    • 8th & 9th grade trip on December 2
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum
      • “Lew the Jew & His Circle: Origins of American Tattoos”
    • Washington DC
      • Tour Washington DC & learn to lobby with other teens from around the country
      • Build new skills & share your views with decision-makers on Capitol Hill
      • L’Taken Social Justice program, https://rac.org/ltaken-social-justice-seminars
      • 10th – 12th grade trip on March 15 – 18
      • Cost of trips significantly subsidized

Looks great on college applications!

Potential Community Service hours.


Want to talk to a teen about Aleynu?
Contact Joely Kaatz at (831) 915-9980 or joelykaatz@me.com.

Want to talk to a parent about Aleynu?
Contact Donna Shore at (831) 236-1478 or shornikandsons@sbcglobal.net.

Ask questions to our new Teen Engagement Coordinator, Charles Stone, give him a call at (216) 509-2507 or send a message to chuckelsruels@gmail.com.

For more links & further information or to register, call (831) 624- 2015.
Click here to download a printable copy of the Aleynu details and schedule.

Click here for the full religious school and youth programs calendar.