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COVID-19 Programming Updates

In an effort to limit our community members' exposure to COVID-19, we are postponing all B'nai Torah events. We hope to reschedule as many of the events as possible in the near future. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we navigate this situation.

Please click here for all information regarding COVID-19 cancellations and opportunities.


 

B'nai Torah Youth Programs

We are excited about the great programs we have available for our Youth (students in 3rd grade through high school) this year. Check out an overview below and check the calendar for specific dates and times.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  • FAMILY SERVICES
    Come experience this opportunity to share the spirituality of Shabbat as a family. It's a great way to unplug and take time to learn and grow together as well as pray. Each family services is designed for specific age groups with age-appropriate discussion topics and activities. Siblings and families are welcome!
    Click here or see below for grade-specific dates.
  • YOUTH SERVICES
    Every Saturday, we offer Youth Services for the youngest members of our community. These engaging and accessible services are designed with kids in mind and bring an informal prayer experience to our children. Located in our school-wing opposite the main office from 10:30-11:30 AM, our Youth Services are filled with prayers, songs, stories, and of course challah, snacks and grape juice. 
  • FAMILY FUN FRIDAY NIGHTS

    Each of these special Shabbats will include Shabbat services, a special theme (dress accordingly if you want) and dinner! 

  • CLUB 345
    Meet up with friends to experience family services, play games, eat lunch and make each other laugh as we build community and create friendships in our synagogue. All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are welcome. Click here for more information.
  • JUNIOR CHAI
    Our middle schoolers asked, and we answered. Join us for these fun, social events that will be held at off-site locations that our teens helped choose. Junior Chai events give the 6th-8th graders a chance to hang out, create deeper relationships with their peers, and have some fun. Prices will vary based on the activity.
     Click here for more information.
  • RAISING THE BAR
    As the B'nai Mitzvah process shapes up, it's time to figure out what the whole ceremony is all about. Build relationships with other students your age as you make tallitot, explore tefillin, work on your speeches and consider different mitzvah projects. Stay tuned for specific dates and discussion topics. Click here for more information.

2019-2020 YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
(Please stay tuned for updated dates and times for the following events)

  • RAISING THE BAR - Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Topic: Speech Writing Workshop
    Calling all 6th graders - our next session is a speech workshop with Rabbi Heller!
  • CLUB 345 SOCCER WORLD CUP - Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Make your country proud and compete in our friendly soccer World Cup! You need both speed and coordination to score a goal and then protect the goal from the other teams. Expect to make new friends and have a blast. The price is $10 per child which covers lunch and supervision.
  • CHOCOLATE SEDER - Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Experience a pre-Passover Seder in a sweet and chocolatey way. Dip your strawberries in chocolate sauce, enjoy chocolate matzah, sip FOUR glasses of chocolate milk and so much more! This is a FREE sweet event you won't want to miss! 
  • CLUB 345 DOUBLE DARE - Originally scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Double Dare - stay tuned for more information!
  • RAISING THE BAR - Originally scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Topic: Tzitzit Tying
  • JUNIOR CHAI TOP GOLF - Originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2020
    Join your fellow middle schoolers at Top Golf! Stay tuned for more information.

 

Community Youth Programs

  • 2020 Enlighten America Essay Contest - Open to 7th-9th Graders

    Enlighten America 2020, brought to you by the Achim/Gate City Lodge of B'nai B'rith International, is an ESSAY CONTEST which focuses on the concepts of tolerance, equality, and respect for all people. It stresses civic harmony over violence and equality over prejudice. To participate, students (grades 7-9) should reflect on the significance of the contest theme – respect for our diversity in race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and sexual orientation- by writing about the issues of bigotry and prejudice, how such issues have (or have not) been addressed in recent years, and how such issues affect our quest for peaceful coexistence among our friends and neighbors, and throughout the world. Click here to learn how to enter this contest. All 2020 entries must be received by Friday, April 10, 2020. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2020. First place winners will be awarded $350, Second-place winners will be awarded $250, and Third-place winners will be awarded $150. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 PM at The Weber SchoolIt is FREE to enter this essay contest and you do not need to be a member of B’nai B’rith.

  • CCC Leadership Development Program - Open to all 8th-10th Grade Students
    Want to work with children in our community, learn valuable leadership skills, and earn tons of volunteer hours? Want to meet lots of Jewish teens looking to make a difference? CCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) engages a select group of Jewish teen volunteers in meaningful and hands-on community outreach. Together, they plan and implement monthly community-building programs that serve thousands of children and families in need alongside hundreds of teen volunteers. Teens have fun while learning valuable leadership skills including: philanthropy through a Jewish lens, empathetic volunteerism, event planning, public speaking, fundraising, and more! 
    Click here to learn more or email Amy Zeide at amy@cccprojects.org for an application. 
  • Ramah Israel Seminar - Open for Rising 12th Graders
    Ramah Israel Seminar is a six-week travel program in Israel. For over 50 years, Ramah Seminar has proven itself to be an outstanding way for teens to experience Israel. As implied by its name, Seminar is an intensive experience of study and travel, combining hiking and trekking throughout Israel with text study, challenging discussions and hands-on learning. Seminar participants travel Israel from north to south, gaining an in-depth perspective of Israel’s history and future and a deep introduction to the Jewish state. Seminar is an opportunity to live the Ramah life in Israel, combining all that is central to camp – tefillah (prayer), study, Shabbat and all the facets of an observant, Conservative lifestyle. There are also 2 additional alternative tracks,
    Magen David Adom (MDA) First-Aid Course and Emergency Medical Volunteer Program and Start-Up Nation - Hi-Tech Bootcamp. For more information, click here!
  • Ramah Sports Academy - Summer Sports Camp

    Ramah Sports Academy is a summer sports camp for campers entering 4th-11th grade. The mission of Ramah Sports Academy is to provide a premier sports program that empowers campers to achieve their greatest potential as confident athletes, while building character and fostering a deep love for Judaism and Israel. They offer three 12-day sessions throughout the summer, and their sports majors include basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, dance, swimming, and volleyball. Click here for more information!

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