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Youth Engagement

K - 6th Grade Youth Engagement

Beth Or offers a variety of fun, social programs for our children in Kindergarten through 6th grade!

We provide monthly programs for our elementary school aged students, typically after religious school on Sunday afternoons. These programs often breakdown by K - 3rd grade and 4th - 6th grade. Activities include bowling, holiday parties, craft events, mini gold, overnights, and more!

Everyone enrolled in Religious School is automatically a member of our youth engagement programs. All of our members are encouraged to bring Jewish friends from the area to events.

YOBO (Youth of Beth Or Teen Program)

7th - 12th Grade Youth Engagement


YOBO, our 7th - 12th grade education and engagement program, combines youth group, religious school, social functions and service projects.

Learning + Doing + Friends = YOBO!

What do students do?

Each month we offer:

  • 1-2 week long hands-on classes on fun Jewish topics or ideas (Jewish cooking, Jewish film, Jews in sports, etc.) for 7th - 9th grade (and 11th/12th depending on the week)
  • 1-3 Core sessions for 10th grade (Confirmation) and 11th/12th grade
  • A mitzvah project for hands-on doing and volunteer hours

When does it meet?

With the input of parents and teens, we've identified Sunday evenings from 5 - 7pm as the best time for teen activities (and food - we'll feed them every night!). Sessions are scheduled about three times a month; students attend sessions as they are able to. There are two exceptions: Madrichim and Songleading Lab meet on Sunday mornings from 9am - 1pm (and/or Monday/Tuesday Hebrew school for Madrichim).

Fall 2020 YOBO Calendar


National Youth Engagement

8th – 12th grade students are encouraged to participate in regional youth programs with NFTY: 

NFTY is the Union for Reform Judaism's national youth group. For additional information, visit NFTY PAR's website.  

For information about any of of our youth group engagement programs, please contact:

Beth Or Director of Youth Engagement: Jillian Peskin

Youth Committee Parent Chair: Fran Margolis    

All 2nd - 12th graders who love to sing are welcome to participate in our Junior Choir, led by Cantor Murley.  

The K-6th Grade age range is called Junior Choir; 7th-12th Grade choir participants are called Chai Notes.

In addition to performances at Family Services, the choir also performs the Purim Schpiel, sings off-site at The Abramson Center and community events, and enjoys social activities.

Contact:  Cantor Jaime Murley

Jr. Choir Parent Chairs:  Sari Miller & Tara Brouda


Sun, January 17 2021 4 Sh'vat 5781