Bet Torah Teen Talk
Keeping you in the know about programs for 8th-12th graders
Included in this Teen Talk :
Challah Making - Sun., Nov. 19
School of Rock on Broadway - Wed., Nov. 22
Thanksgiving Morning Community Service - Thu., Nov. 23
Wild West Youth Shabbat - Fri., December 8 and Sat., Dec. 9
- Volunteer to lead Youth Shabbat by Mon., Nov. 20.
Identity Politics in America Today taught by Rabbi Brusso - Sun., Dec. 3, 10, 17
Partners in Our Community:
- Emek Shabbaton
- WYA A-HOME Community Service Day
- J-Teen Leadership Mann Center Holiday Party
Challah Making From Seed to Dough
with Eden Village Camp
Sunday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a challah making experience led by our friends at Eden Village Camp.

The process will start with wheat from their farm, and include threshing, winnowing and grinding it into flour. We'll then turn that flour into dough you'll bring home to bake into challah.

School of Rock on Broadway
Wednesday, November 22, 4:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock is the story of a class of prep students turned into a riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band!

Tickets for School of Rock are open to 6th-12th graders, and are first come, first serve.
This evening, including pizza at Bet Torah and the bus, is $70 for paid Youth Group members and $90 for non-members. Nothing is finalized until we have your check, made out to "Bet Torah Youth."
Thanksgiving Morning Community Service
Thursday, November 23, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Teens in 6th-12th grade, and 4th and 5th grade if accompanied by a parent, are invited help set up the community dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossining, together with teens from CSI Briarcliff.

Every year, the church serves a lovely, free Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of people who receive food from the food pantry. You will be able to brighten the day for those in need before you start celebrating the holiday.

The bus leaves CSI, 1666 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, at 9:45 and returns by 11:15 a.m.
Please let us know you'll be joining us so we can tell our friends at CSI how much space we'll need on the bus.
Wild West Youth Shabbat
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9
Saddle up for Youth Shabbat! Our posse of young people in 5th-12th grade will be taking over the  bimah  and leading our services for the whole Shabbat.

Mosey on over in your jeans, cowboy boots, and western duds for a rootin' tootin' good time!
Volunteer to Lead Services
If you are in 5th-12th grade and interested in participating in services, email Loen Amer .

There are limited English readings and small parts available, as well as larger roles. Parts are assigned first come, first serve; email now to get the part you want.
Volunteer to Lead Youth Shabbat
Youth Shabbat is led by teens like you!

The Youth Shabbat Co-Chair will assign parts of the both the Friday and Saturday service to fellow teens, in consult with USY Religion/Education Vice President. The Co-Chair will also help run the service from the bimah while the rabbi sits in the pews.

If you are in 10th-12th grade, and would like to lead Youth Shabbat as Co-Chair, please email Loen Amer by Monday, November 20.
Social Action Shabbat Afternoon and Evening
This year, Youth Shabbat will also include community service.

(We're working on finalizing details on an afternoon project of bikur holim , visiting the sick at Northern Westchester Hospital.)

Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. teens are invited to return to Bet Torah for Havdalah in Pajamas with Morah Mindy to mentor young children. Open to teens in 8th-12th grade.
December Mini-Course
Identity Politics in America Today: Where Do We As Jews Fit In?
taught by Rabbi Brusso with Loen Amer
Sundays, December 3, 10, 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
From the events in Charlottesville to Black Lives Matter to the LGBTQ march in Chicago, the issues of suffering, pride, and identity have been elevated to a national stage.

As Jews, what is our part in the conversation?

This Mini-Course is open to all teens in 8th-12th grade.
If you have registered for TLC since August, email Loen instead of filling out the form again.
Partners in Our Community
Emek Divisional Shabbaton
Friday, November 17 - Saturday, November 18
Come to the first ever Emek Shabbaton! It's going to be a great weekend full of fun and so much more! This event is exclusive to 9th-12th graders.

WYA A-HOME Community Service Day
Sunday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Westchester Youth Alliance and local organization, A-HOME, to help refurbish one of their properties in Katonah.

J-Teen Leadership Mann Center Holiday Party
Sunday, December 10, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
J-Teen Leadership for a holiday celebration! Help make a difference for our friends at the Sally and Anthony Mann Center by running holiday craft projects and activities, and serving refreshments.

Teen Learning Community (TLC)
At TLC, Bet Torah teens in 8th-12th grade explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives, including ways to KNOW, BELONG, and DO.