J2: 3rd-5th Grade Youth Group

J2 Logo2Join J², Beth Israel’s youngest (Jr. Jr.) youth group! Hang out with all your Beth Israel friends and make new ones. J² will build Jewish connections that will last you a lifetime. J² events will often take place on Sunday afternoons following Religious School. Whether we’re on the Beth Israel campus or bused around town, lunch will always be a part of the afternoon. Keep your eyes open for awesome monthly activities with J². Help us make J² a huge success.For more information please contact Gilad Hoffman at ghoffman@cbisd.org or 858 900-2518.

Visit the Upcoming Youth Events page to see what J² will be up to!
Join J2


NOAR: 6th-8th Grade Youth Group

Noar LogoBeth Israel’s 6th – 8th grade youth activity program is called NOAR, which means youth in Hebrew. It provides opportunities for young people to participate in activities throughout the year. For more information, email Gilad Hoffman at ghoffman@cbisd.org or 858 900-2555.

Visit the Upcoming Youth Events page to see future NOAR events!
Join NOAR here.


BITY: 9th-12th Grade Youth Group

Bity LogoBeth Israel’s 9th-12th grade program is called BITY, which stands for Beth Israel Temple Youth. BITY provides opportunities for high school age youth to participate in activities, form lasting friendships and learn leadership skills. For more information, contact Gilad Hoffman at ghoffman@cbisd.org or 858 900-2555

Visit the Upcoming Youth Events page to see upcoming BITY events!
Join BITY here.


Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!

Rosh ChodeshRosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! The program uses Jewish teachings and practices — in a five-year cycle of curricular materials — to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, creative ritual, games, and drama, the girls and their leaders draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore the issues the girls care about most, such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition, and stress.

Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood
Shevit AchimMoving Tradition’s new program for teen boys, Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, grew out of three years of research. Seeing that boys were disconnecting from Jewish life after bar mitzvah, at a time when the guidance, friendship, and sense of purpose that Judaism could provide were most needed, we set out to re-imagine the transition from being a boy to being a young man. Teen boys who participate in Shevet Achim groups tell us that they enjoy spending time in a “guy space,” where they can explore what masculinity and being Jewish means to them. The boys report that the experience offers them a more “honest,” “relevant,” and “cool” way to participate in the Jewish community. The adult mentors who Moving Traditions has trained as group leaders tell us that in Shevet Achim the guys “decompress” from their stressful lives and that they balance clowning and horseplay with deep discussions of what Judaism has to say about the ethical challenges of their every day lives.

Monthly Teen Shabbat (7th grade -12th Grade)

Join us beginning in the fall for our monthly teen service in the Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Spend your Shabbat with friends from BITY, NOAR, and all of Beth Israel’s youth to sing, pray, and enjoy a special shabbat experience. Following services we have our own Shabbat Teen-Only Oneg in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center. Read more about Teen Worship Services.

Your 5777 BITY Board

President – Garrett Layton
Programming VP – Samantha Schwimmer
Social Action VP – Rachel Layton
Religious & Cultural VP – Andrew Moehringer
Membership VP – Ellie Krantz
Financial VP- Sophie Williams
Communications VP- Joseph O’Malley
10th Grade Rep – Amanda Levy

For more information on Rosh Hodesh or Shevet Achim, please contact Gilad Hoffman at ghoffman@cbisd.org or 858 900-2555