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Youth Engagement Programs

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.

Religious School Committee Chair: Rachel Silverman 

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:

  • Hands-on classes on fun Jewish topics or ideas, or a service project for volunteer hours
  • 1-3 core sessions for 10th grade (Confirmation)
  • Students can also join Chai Notes, our 7th-12th grade student choir with Cantor Murley

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, if health/safety guidelines and pandemic conditions allow!). 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 starting at 9:30am (and/or Monday/Tuesday Hebrew school for Madrichim).

YOBO Parent Liaisons: Rachel Steinberg and Allison Levin

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 more information, visit NFTY PAR's website.  

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

Beth Or Director of Member Engagement: Jillian Peskin

Youth Committee Parent Chairs: Cari Cantor and Danielle Kline    

Junior Choir/Chai Notes

All 2nd - 12th graders who love to sing are welcome to participate in our Junior Choir 2nd - 6h grade) or Chai Notes (7th - 12th grade), led by Cantor Murley. In addition to performances at Family Services, the choir also performs the Purim Schpiel, sings off-site at Senior Centers and community events, and enjoys social activities.

Contact:  Cantor Jaime Murley

Jr. Choir Parent Chairs:  Sari Miller & Tara Brouda


Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784