Bet Torah Teen Talk
for 8th -12th graders
Included in this edition of Teen Talk :
TLC Apple Picking has been canceled.

Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11

Midnight Run
Applications to Captain the Run are due TOMORROW Tuesday, October 23.
Please donate supplies.
Mandatory Run orientations for all participants are EITHER Tuesday, October 30 OR Wednesday, November 7

Community Partners:

Masa Israel Gap Year Fair - Tuesday, November 6
WYA A-HOME Work Day - Sunday, November 18

Save These Dates:
Broadway Show Trip - Wednesday, November 21
Emergency Shelter Partnership Hosted at Bet Torah - Monday, November 26-Sunday, December 2
Emek USY Divisional Shabbaton - Friday, November 30-Saturday, December 1

Ongoing TLC programs including Nosh and Drash, Teen Quest electives, Drash with the Rabbi: Next Steps, and Rosh Hodesh/Shevet are off to a great start. Please email Loen if you'd like to get involved.

METNY USY Regional Fall Kinnus
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11 on Long Island
Fall Kinnus is an overnight weekend experience for 9th-12th graders from all over the Metropolitan New York area. Read METNY's FAQ for more information.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31st at 11:59 p.m.
Midnight Run
The  Midnight Run   is Bet Torah's way of helping the homeless in Manhattan. We travel by bus at night into the city to deliver much needed food and clothing to those who are less fortunate. The homeless look forward to our support every year. 
Participate in the Run!
Sunday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. - Veterans Day (Observed), Monday, 2:30 a.m.

We will be opening spots for Midnight Run to teens who are registered for TLC TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 23, and to the rest of our teens on Thursday, October 25. Teen will save spots on the Run by signing up to attend one of the two orientations.

REQUIREMENTS to participate in Midnight Run:
  1. Be aged 14+
  2. Be registered for TLC. (No need to register again if you already registered since August.)
  3. Attend one of two orientations, EITHER Tuesday, October 30, 7:45-8:45 p.m. (after Nosh and Drash/Teen Quest) OR Wednesday, November 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
We do not anticipate having space this year on the Run for teens whose families are not members of Bet Torah.
Help Prepare!
Sunday, November 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Can't go on the Midnight Run because of timing or because you're under 14? You can help us before the run, starting at 5:30, making sandwiches and packing up our supplies.
Take the Lead!
Applications are due TOMORROW Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Teens in 10th-12th grade are invited to apply to serve as Midnight Run Captains. Captains must be available to help at the Rummage Sale on Sunday, November 5.
Donate Supplies!

The Run is a huge success at Bet Torah every year because of the support we receive from the whole community! Please donate the following:
Backpacks
Belts
Boxers in larger sizes
Combs 
Disposable razors
Extra large lunch bags
Feminine hygiene products
Gloves
Hot cups with and without lids
Individual bags of cookies / crackers / chips and boxes of raisins
Jeans in sizes 38, 40, and 42
Large jackets
Lip balm
Long sleeve shirts to layer
Napkins
Reclosable sandwich and gallon sized bags
Small bottles of water
Socks
Spoons (soup if possible)
Thermals
Tissues
Toothbrushes
Travel-sized deodorant
Travel-sized shampoo 
Travel-sized shaving cream
Travel-sized soap 
Travel-sized toothpaste
Warm winter hats
We will be updating a live list of the supplies we still need as donations come in.
Collection bins will be placed in the Mitzvah cabinet located in the school lobby.
Community Partners
Tzahal Shalom
Challah Baking for Teens and Moms of Rosh Hodesh Groups
Thursday, October 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m
at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners

As challah nourishes our bodies, Jewish wisdom, ritual and tradition provide resources to nourish our minds, hearts and souls. Moving Traditions New York Director, Nicole Nevarez, will lead teens, moms, and the women of the Tzahal Shalom delegation in activities and discussion on empowering girls in a #metoo world. $18/teen.

Teen Mitzvah Project with J-Teen Leadership
Sunday, October 28, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners

Send your teen to engage with our delegation to hear stories of life in Israel and in the IDF. We’ll all make soup for homebound senior citizens with our friends at J-Teen Leadership. Pizza included, $18/teen.
Fresh Ink for Teens High School Student Writing Contest
Essays due November 2

Fresh Ink For Teens in partnership with StandWithUs in High School is sponsoring a writing contest in honor of the upcoming 101st anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on November 2nd.
Masa Israel Gap Year Fair
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, Hartsdale

A gap year in Israel with Masa Israel Journey offers college-bound high school graduates the opportunity to acquire a global perspective and to gain a taste of independent living all while having an incredible Israel experience. Learn if you're eligible for a Masa Israel grant. The popularity of gap years are growing! Hear from alumni who have been there as well as their parents about why they decided to take a year "on" before college.
Westchester Youth Alliance (WYA) Service Day at A-HOME
Sunday, November 18, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Join WYA for 2.5 hours of community service, meet new friends, engage in dialogue with teens from all cultures and faiths & HAVE FUN! We will be working with the local organization, A-HOME to help refurbish one of their properties.