Congregation Beth El currently has three fantastic youth groups. Beth El Synagogue Teen Youth (BESTY) is our 9th-12th grade group, Sababa is our 6th - 8th grade youth group and Ruach is our 4th & 5th grade group. Our youth groups serve various purposes in our community. They are a chance for our youth to explore their Judaism together in an informal education setting. It is an opportunity for teens to build peer leadership skills and organizational agency. Furthermore it is time specifically for our youth to have fun as apart of our Jewish community and keep the Camp Kee Tov Ruach (spirit) with them all year long. We have a fantastic youth lounge with a ping-pong table, couches and space to relax for our teens. Previous events included a basketball tournament for Nothing But Nets, Weekend Shabbaton, Ski/Snowboard Trip, and much more.
BESTY is peer-led. It is associated to NFTY the North American Federation of Temple Youth. This is the Union for Reform Judaism's international organization for teens. The region of NFTY that we live in is the Central West Region and include's URJ Camp Newman. Throughout the year there are regional, national and international opportunities available to our teens through NFTY.
2013-14/5774 BESTY Board
Registration for NFTY-CWR Fallinter is now OPEN! http://www.nfty.org/cwr/events/fall/
November 22-24, 2013
Temple Or Rishon, Orangevale
“Find Your Balance” - Join CWR in experiencing and learning about balance as we stand in the infamous tree pose! We will dive into this year’s NFTY study theme: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” and dance the night away at NFTY-CWR’s annual NFTY Prom. We will be having lots of fun and build our kehillah kedosha, holy community, with TASTY at Temple Or Rishon in Orangevale!
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 7 - $150
Regular Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 14 - $200
After November 14, registration will be on a space available basis.
Scholarships ARE available! Email Beto Salazar-Poss, NFTY-CWR Interim Regional Advisor, for more information: email@example.com. NFTY-CWR scholarship application deadline: November 4th.
Please check out our junior youth groups, on the Sababa & Ruach webpages. We also offer opportunities for teens with Scribes of Beth El and Beth El Band. You can find out more information about these opportunities on their webpages. For more information, please feel free to contact our youth group adviser, Rebecca DePalma, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-848-2122, ext. 214.
Save the Date
Next BESTY Event is December 14th.
BESTY Membership fees are $36 for Beth El members. You can join by filling out this online form. Also please fill out our health & safety forms so that we can ensure your safety and well being at all events. Thank you!