Bet Torah Teen Talk
for 7th graders
Included in this edition of Teen Talk :
Wednesday, June 6
Sunday, June 10
Sunday, June 17
Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 26
Jew York Pride - Sunday, June 24
USY Elections
Running For Office

Serving on the BTUSY Board is a way to shape the chapter's events, focus, and program for next year, and beyond! Join us and take a leadership role in the future of Bet Torah! We know 2018-2019 is going to be an amazing year! 

Current 7th graders can only run and vote for 8th Grade Representative, no other offices. Older teens will select the rest of the board. (Current 7th graders will be in 8th grade for the 2018-2019 year, when the new board will serve.)
If you are interested in running for office, you must do the following:
  1. Fill out our Declaration of Candidacy, stating your intent to run for office by noon on Tuesday, June 5. (Descriptions of roles and responsibilities of officers are in the Election Packet.)
  2. Please bring your Statement of Understanding (the last two pages of the Election Packet), signed by both parent and teen, with you to Elections on Wednesday, June 6.

Please let us know you have any questions! Email Hannah Bolen and Sari Brusso, Co-Presidents, or Loen Amer.
Elections and End of Year Pizza Party
Wednesday, June 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
at Co-President Sari Brusso's home,
9 Mountain Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY

We invite all 7th graders to be involved with this election, run or not, win or not. There is no fee to attend the dinner and celebration, but only paid Kadima members in 7th grade can vote, and only for 8th Grade Representative.

(A candidate DOES NOT need to be present at Elections, but a personal statement must be read at Elections on their behalf.)
METNY Six Flags Trip
Sunday, June 10
busing included from Westchester County (location TBA)
to Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ
There's no better way to start off the summer than with games and rides at Six Flags Great Adventure with other Jewish teens from Bet Torah and METNY!

This program is for all Jewish 8th-12th graders, and 7th graders from Bet Torah, only.
Cost: $75, including busing and full day pass.
Take BT Out to the Ballgame!
Sunday, June 17, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
at Palisades Credit Union Park , Pomona, NY
Friends in Club 45, Kadima, USY, TLC, alumni, and their families and friends are invited to bring dads, granddads, uncles, cousins, brothers, and special folks of all ages to a fun-filled day at Rockland Boulders Baseball!
Your $15 ticket includes box seat tickets to the game and a baseball hat!
Get ready for the best week of your life
METNY Encampment 2018
Sunday, August 19 - 26 at Camp Ramah, Wingdale
Encampment is an amazingly fun time at the end of the summer, right before school starts. For a week, 450+ teens in grades 6-8 (Kadima) and 9-12 (USY) live in a welcoming, exciting Jewish environment. Encampment is open to current 5th-11th graders (who will be starting 6th-12th grade in September).
Each of our days is filled with camp activities like  Color Warjoyous prayer servicessports and outdoor adventuremealsengaging Jewish learning, and  time to just relax and get to know new friends at beautiful Camp Ramah. Encampment is unlike any other program, and you don't want to miss it!
Bet Torah Youth believes strongly in this program and so we want to provide financial support. We offer a  $325 reimbursement of tuition  for those attending the full week (that's 50% off the early bird tuition).

Are not able to attend the full week and can only go for a few days? We also offer $100 reimbursement for those that attend for a half-week.

The only requirements for the reimbursement is that you are a Bet Torah congregant in good standing, and the teen be up to date on youth group membership dues for 2018-2019.
Partners in Our Community
Jew York Pride
A New York Pride Celebration for LGBTQ and Ally Teens, Families, and Community Members
Sunday, June 24, details TBA
Details still coming, but save the date! 

Jew York Pride is the third annual Pride event to celebrate inclusion of LGBTQ+ and ally Jewish teens. Attend brunch, and then march with other LGBTQ and ally Jews in a special contingent at the NYC Pride March . Event hosts include Keshet and JQY .

Contact Justin at for more information.
Email Loen Amer at .