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TLC is all the ways Bet Torah engages our 8th-12th graders.

We invite teens in 8th-12th grade to explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives through a variety of learning and community-building programs. 

Year-Long Programs


Drash with Rabbi Brusso: Next Steps: Rabbi Brusso hosts teens to discuss the intersection their lives with Judaism in his home. For 11th and 12th graders.

Jewish Learning Fellowship: Intellectual discussion of important topics in Jewish life with Bet Torah teens and an academically-minded adult mentor.  

Nosh and Drash: Safe space for open, judgment-free dialogue to discuss current events and the world.



Leadership Training Cohort: Teen leadership training including workshops and hands-on program leadership.

Madrichim: Role models working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout our Kulanu Learn Program. Specialty tracks: Madrichim-in-Training  and ELI 2.0

Zehut: Exploration of fundamental questions of Jewish identity, our obligations to the Jewish people, the stranger and to humanity. For 10th graders.


Better Together: Intergenerational friendship between teens and older adults in our congregation.

Rosh Hodesh and Shevet powered by Moving Traditions: Empowering small single-gender groups led by adult mentors.   

USY:  Our chapter of Conservative Judaism's youth movement is in the Emek Division and METNY Region (Branch 4). 

One-Time Programs

Midnight Run: The night before Veterans Day, we travel by bus at night into the city to deliver much-needed food and clothing to those who are less fortunate. The homeless look forward to our support every year. Our Run offers teens the opportunity to have real interaction with the homeless. 

Youth Shabbat: On Youth Shabbat, tweens and teens take over the bimah and lead services for all of Shabbat!

Cooking for the ESP: All week, Bet Torah hosts guests from the Emergency Shelter Partnership. On Sunday, teens cook and prepare for our guests. 

Purim Carnival for Children and Families and Carnival for Special Needs Guests from WJCS

Summer experiences for all Jewish teens!

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783