TBA’s Integrated Teen Programs

Temple Beth Abraham’s integrated teen programs are built on the principle that every event and activity, whether in the classroom or not, should advance a certain set of common Jewish values. Each element of our teen program emphasizes some or all of these core values and complements and builds on other elements in a cohesive and cumulative way. All events and activities lead to our goal of nurturing Jewishly identified people of integrity.

The core values we emphasize include:

  • Commitment to Tikkun Olam – social justice and social action
  • Creation of Kehillah – a supportive, tolerant, and interdependent thinking community
  • Individual responsibility and ethical decision-making
  • Jewish knowledge and spirituality
  • Leadership development and experience

To learn more about our programs for teens contact our Director of Education, Rabbi Allison Berlinger aberlinger@tba-ny.org.

Hebrew High School – Monday evening – Grades 8 -12

Our Hebrew High School is a place where teens unplug from their cell phones and Facebook profiles, and experience significant face to face interactions. It is a time where homework is temporarily set aside for meaningful conversations and the opportunity for self-discovery. Tenth graders participate in the Confirmation program with Rabbi Holtz and our teen education culminates with a meaningful graduation ceremony at the end of twelfth grade.

Our Youth Groups

Temple Beth Abraham’s youth groups events provide an enjoyable, enriching and safe environment for all participants. They include a wide variety of social and adventure-oriented activities with a Jewish infusion. Our intention is to allow young people to socialize, take responsibility for themselves and each other, and have new experiences within a Jewish peer community that emphasizes social action and ethical decision-making. Our senior youth group – ZEETY, is affiliated with NFTY-NAR of the Union of Reform Judaism.


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