Welcome to Sababa, our peer-led 6th-8th grade youth group! We have a 10 member board this year who are working hard to create fantastic events. We'll have roughly 8 events throughout the year! Stay tuned for more information and invitations!

Thank you to all who came to our High Holy Day services and dinner in the Sukkah!

 Upcoming Events

Channukah is approaching fast and you know what that means... Limos and Latkes time!! Limos and Latkes is on December 6, from 6:00-10:00 pm. We will spend the evening riding around Berkeley in a limo completing a scavenger hunt and ending with a yummy latke dinner at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland. When the event is over, we will come back to Beth El. Please click here to register! Early-bird registration ends November 21. The event is $30 before November 23 and $40 afterwards. Hope to see you all there!

SAVE THE DATE NOW for the Sababa retreat January 16-19! We have been invited to Camp Newman for NFTY's West Coast Party Jr. event. This is a great way to meet other 6-8th grade Jews from all over the West Coast AND get a taste for NFTY before High School. Come make new friends, reunite with old camp friends, play sports, create art, have an amazing experience and enjoy a camp Shabbat. You can click here to find out more about the event, but don't hesitate to call Emily with any questions!

Sababa Mission Statement

Sababa’s mission is to provide Congregation Beth El’s 6th – 8th graders with a safe environment to have fun, inclusive, peer-lead Jewish experiences. Additionally Sababa wants to build community and friendships while increasing Jewish knowledge in our membership and helping to do Tikkun Olam (repair the world).

Our 2014-15 Sababa Board


Anna Portnoy, President
Tal Zvik, Religious & Cultural Vice-President
Aaron Gilbert, Communications Vice-President
Nitzan Gladstone, Membership Vice-President
Nathan Magid, Programming Vice-President
Jolie Gobler, Social Action Vice-President
Olivia Rokhsar, Co-Merchandising & Fundraising Vice-President 
Ayden Danks, Co-Merchandising & Fundraising Vice-President
Max Sklar, 7th Grade Representative
Willa Spalter, 6th Grade Representative

Mazal tov on being elected and we look forward to an amazing year!

As always to get involved with the youth groups or to receive our e-newsletters, please contact our advisor, Emily Schnitzer, at Congregation Beth El.  We look forward to seeing you at our future events! For more information, please contact Emily Schnitzer at 510-848-3988 ext. 223