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Welcome to YALA Beth El, our high school education program.

YALA Beth El (Youth Are Learning at Beth El!)

Introducing our **BRAND NEW** high school program… YALA Beth El! Every Thursday night from 6:15-8:00 pm.

Come find out why Thursday nights at Beth El will become the place to be each week! 

YALA Beth El is our Thursday night high school program. Each Thursday night, our teens will gather together and experience community and face-to-face connection! It is a place for our students to temporarily unplug from their homework, TikTok, and Instagram accounts, and join together for meaningful conversations, community building, and opportunities for self-discovery. Each Thursday night, our teens will join together with their peers, teachers, and clergy to feel strengthened by their Beth El community as they encounter the world in front of them! 

YALA Beth El begins with an informal dinner together, allowing the stresses of the day to temporarily take a back seat with conversation, laughter, and community. Our teens then move into grade level connection and learning. During this time, our teens will have opportunities to “check-in” with one another and reflect on their week. Each grade focuses on a particular curriculum helping to support our teens as they continue to develop their own Jewish identities. YALA Beth El concludes with Siyyum, an opportunity to sing our closing song and say l’hitraot – we’ll see you again soon! 


6:15: Dinner & Schmooze
6:40: Grade Level Connection and Learning
7:50: Siyyum / Closing Circle
8:00: L’hitraot (We’ll see you next week!)


As part of our 9-12th Grade Program, we are excited to bring forward and continue with a variety of teen-centered immersive experiences! These will be in addition to the weekly YALA Beth El Thursday night program. See below for things to look forward to with more information being shared soon!

Bay Yachad Fall Retreat – Friday, November 10th - Sunday, November 12th, 2023
The teen cohort will join together for a Fall adventure and immersive experience!

10th-12th Grade L’Taken Trip to Washington, D.C. – February 22-26, 2024*
Our 10th-12th graders will experience a trip of a lifetime as we travel together to Washington, D.C. While in Washington, D.C., our 10th-12th graders will participate in the L’taken Teen Judaism and Justice Seminar, led by the Religious Action Center. As part of this seminar, our teens will learn how to lobby and bring forward change on issues that are important to them, as well as have an opportunity to lobby directly to Congress.
*To attend L'Taken, 10th graders must be enrolled in YALA for the 2023-24 academic year.


Beth El Teen Ambassadors (BETA)
applications are now open for upcoming 9th-12th Graders who want to help create engaging bi-monthly events for our teen community. This group will meet monthly on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm-7:45 pm (dinner included). Apply here.

Madrichim applications are now open for upcoming 8th-12th Graders to assist the Kadima (K-5th Grade program) on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays beginning the week of September 5th, 2022 in an interactive and fun environment.

Madrichim receive honoraria and valuable professional work experience. Madrichim must be members of Congregation Beth El. Preference will be given to Madrichim that are continuing their Jewish education. All 8th grade students who would like to be Madrichim must be enrolled in the 8th grade program.

Are you ready to make the Madrichim commitment? Apply here.

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784