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TBD's varied youth activities and programs are offered for grades 3 - 12. Children and students who are not temple members are always welcome to join their friends too!
- Freshman - Grade 3 (NEW!)
- Juniors - Grades 4 & 5
- Inters / NFTY 67 - Grades 6 & 7
- Seniors / Teen Leadership Corp - Grades 8 to 12
- "Better Together" for students in Grades 7 - 9 and older members of the congregation and community meet on Sunday afternoons during the year to forge relationships and create pieces of art! The year ends with an Art Exhibit
- Community Hebrew High School
- Summer Camp Experiences
- NFTY - the Reform Movement's regional youth activities!
New Youth Group forming! 3rd grade “Freshman” Youth Group!
You asked for it and we heard you!
We are so excited to launch our new 3rd grade introduction to Youth Group! We are looking forward to the participation of our incoming 3rd graders!
Once each month we will get together for a variety of social activities in our youth lounge. This will be a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.
Juniors - Fourth & Fifth Grades
Fourth & Fifth graders meet twice a month in the Youth Group lounge immediately following Hebrew school. We always begin our meetings with a meal followed by a fun activity such as Game Night, Folleyball (volleyball with a beach ball!), and Movie Night, just to name a few! The Juniors also have a Chocolate Seder to celebrate Passover (a favorite for many) as well as a Chanukah party with dreidls and a grab bag.
Inters - Sixth & Seventh Grades / NFTY 67
Sixth & Seventh grades meet at the temple while other times we have our activities outside of the building at places such as the bowling alley or ice rink. TBD Sixth & Seventh Graders are now a part of NFTY 67, a program of the Reform Movement's Youth Department, for sixth & seventh graders from several local congregations. They have enjoyed hibachi lunch together and joining for outdoor adventures.
Seniors - Teen Leadership Corp - Grades 8 - 12
Eighth to twelfth grades have a wide range of programs and opportunities through our Congregation.
Introducing our “Teen Leadership Corp” for Grades 8 – 12. Students will have a chance to become leaders for youth groups and at temple events. Community Service hours will be offered. The teens will also plan their own social activities with TBD friends and other students from our region through NFTY.
Many students serve as Student Aides in the Religious School, assisting in the school office, tutoring younger students and helping in primary grade classrooms.
These grades are also a part of our Community Hebrew High School [CHHS]with Temple Beth El of Huntington. CHHS meets on Monday evenings. It has an annual weekend conclave in the fall to Eisner Camp.
Our students participate in Reform Movement's Summer Camps!
Pictured here with Rabbi Klafter at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA,
and at URJ 6 Points Sci Tech in Byfield, MA.