Bet Torah Teen Talk
Keeping you in the know  about our exciting post-B'nei Mitzvah programs!
Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 7, 14, and 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
New TLC Mini Course with Rabbi Brusso

Sunday, May 7, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, May 7, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Keeping Emek Beautiful in New City, NY

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Jewish LGBTQ & Ally Teen Summit in Bedford, NY

Sunday, May 7, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
March and Rally in Support of Immigrant Neighbors in Mt Kisco, NY

Tuesday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. 
Dress to Impress with J-Teen in Hawthorne, NY

Tuesday, May 30, 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. 
TLC Year-End Ice Cream Celebration

Monday, June 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
USY Elections and Barbecue
( Applications due Friday, May 19) 
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New TLC Mini-Course
Hot Topics: Why Is Immigration a Jewish Issue?
led Rabbi Brusso with Robin Wald
Sunday, May 7, 14, and 21
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Explore current events and their effects on our lives with Rabbi Brusso. Course will be tailored to events in the world today.
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Registration is open and ongoing for all TLC programs . Sign up today!
Photography Reception
Sunday, May 712:00 - 12:30 p.m. 

Last semester, under the guidance of Robin Wald, many of our teens personally explored the meaning of being Jewish by creating photo-stories about Jewish identity. Members of the Bet Torah community will be invited to view and vote on the photos at a sparkling cider and cheese reception, selecting a photo to submit to the  Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition. emek
Keeping Emek Beautiful
Sunday, May 7, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

Join Jewish teens from all over Westchester and Rockland as Emek participates in the Great American Cleanup! The Great American Cleanup began as a litter cleanup initiative to aesthetically improve our environment. In 2015, 62+ million pounds of litter and debris were collected by volunteers throughout the country.

Our afternoon of cleanup in New City will be followed by time to eat lunch and hangout with friends in the area we cleaned. 

Please wear waterproof shoes or shoes you don't mind getting a bit wet, bring work gloves (if you have), and a suggested $5-$10 donation to Keep Rockland Beautiful.
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Sign up now to participate!
Jewish LGBTQ & Ally Teen Summit
Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

Join us for an afternoon of friendship, learning, and leadership development as we create a safe and joyous space for exploring our identities, building community, and acquiring tools for activism. 

Jewish LGBTQ teens and their allies are invited, and friends from outside of Westchester are welcome. 
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The event is free, but registration is required!
Mt. Kisco March & Rally in Support of Immigrant Neighbors
Sunday, May 7, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
starting at the parking lot behind the movie theater, rally at Town Hall

Join Rabbi Brusso, and other local clergy, volunteers, and community leaders at a march and rally in support of our immigrant neighbors in Mt. Kisco. Read more about why this event is so important This event is rain or shine and family friendly. jteen
Dress to Impress with J-Teen
Tuesday May 23, 5:00 p.m. 
at the Mann Center in  Hawthorne, NY 

Join our friends at J-Teen Leadership to set up pop-up formalwear shops and provide authentic shopping experiences for the girls and guys of the The Sally & Anthony Mann Center and Goldsmith Center residential treatment facilities to get them ready for their Spring Prom.
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TLC Year-End Ice Cream Celebration 
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led by Rabbi Brusso and Robin Wald
Tuesday, May 30, 6:15-7:45

Join Rabbi Brusso and Robin Wald for the last session of Nosh and Drash and Drash with the Rabbi: Next Steps, when we'll celebrate all our Teen Learning Community programs held this year. 

We will be observing the holiday of Shavuot with a delightful celebration of Jewish learning and eating of delicious dairy foods!  elections
USY Elections and Barbecue
Monday, June 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

We invite all teens in 7th-12th grade to be involved with this election. We know 2017-2018 is going to be an amazing year!

After elections, we'll have a lovely dinner and celebrate the class of 2017 as they head off into the sunset! 

Only paid members can vote and run for office,  but everyone is invited to dinner and to enjoy.  Email youth@bettorah.org if you have dietary restrictions, and to RSVP by Wednesday, May 24. 

Running For Office 
Paid USY members can run for all Executive Offices. Paid Kadima members currently in 7th and 8th grade can run for Representatives. You must apply to run before Shabbat on Friday, May 19. 
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Read the Election Packet 
to learn about elections and running for office.
More Upcoming Events

Shabbat a la Mode featuring the Bet Torah Youth Chorus
Friday, May 12, 6 :30 p.m.

Bet Torah Zimriya and Student-Led Shabbat Celebration
Friday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 31 - Thursday, June 1

Celebrate Israel Parade in New York, NY 
Sunday, June 4 

METNY Day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ 
Sunday, June 11  encampment
Get ready for the best week of your life:
METNY Encampment 2017
August 20 - 27 at Camp Ramah, Wingdale
For one week, teens in grades 6-8 ( Kadima ) and 9-12 (USY) live in a welcoming, exciting Jewish environment. Each of our days is filled with activities, sports, meals, engaging Jewish learning, and time to just relax and enjoy. Encampment is open to current 5th-11th graders (who will be starting 6th-12th grade in September).


Bet Torah Youth believes so strongly in this program that  we offer a significant  tuition  reimbursement to our congregants in good standing who are paid youth group members: $312.50 (50% off the early bird tuition) or $100 for the half-week option. 

Contact Us
Loen Amer 
Director of Youth Engagement 
youth@bettorah.org 
Karen Allison 
Youth Chair karensallison@yahoo.com
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Jill Heller
Youth Chair 
jbheller@optonline.net