Bet Torah Teen Talk
Keeping you in the know  about our exciting post-B'nei Mitzvah programs!
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, June 1 - Shavuot
Sunday, June 4 -  Celebrate Israel Parade
Monday, June 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. -  USY Elections and Barbecue  
Friday, June 9, 6:15 p.m. - Better Together Community Oneg
Sunday, June 11 - METNY Takes Six Flags
Sunday, June 25 -  Jew York Pride 
Sunday, August 20 - Sunday, August 27 -  Encampment 2017
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TLC Year-End Ice Cream Celebration 
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Tuesday, May 30
Dinner and Learning:  6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Ice Cream and Dessert:  starting at 7:45 p.m.

You're invited to the last session of  Nosh and Drash, and  Drash with the Rabbi: Next Steps, when we'll celebrate the success of the first year of our new Teen Learning Community! 

We will be observing the holiday of Shavuot with a delightful celebration of Jewish learning and our usual pizza dinner with a few extras, followed by a delicious ice cream and dessert bar!  Allergen-free desserts, and dairy and gluten-free options will be available.

Stay after 7:45 to enjoy more dessert and more Jewish learning with the rest of the Bet Torah community.  Click here for details about the community-wide Shavuot evening celebration. yuntif
Shavuot at Bet Torah
Tuesday, May 30, 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Study and Learn 
Wednesday, May 31, 9:30 a.m.: Morning Services and Adult B'nei Mitzvah
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 p.m.: Evening Services 
Thursday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.: Morning Services and Yizkor
Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.: Evening Services Ending the Holiday 

Click here  to learn more about Shavuot, celebrating late spring and commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.parade
Celebrate Israel Parade 
Sunday, June 4
Watch Fifth Avenue turn blue and white as politicians, schools, marching bands, JCCs, street performers, motorcades, synagogues, and floats express their ahavat Zion, love of Israel.

The parade will take place rain or shine. We recommend wearing a hat and bringing a water bottle. You will not be able to leave and enter the parade once it starts. 

March with USY 
March with other Jewish teens who are excited about Israel. To march as a USYer, you MUST buy the official USY t-shirt and register for $11.00.  Click here to learn more about marching with USY, and here to register

March with Keshet, Mosaic of Westchester, and other LGBTQ+ Groups
March with a contingent of adult and teen LGBTQ Jews and allies to celebrate Israel with rainbow flags, rainbow shirts, and rainbow bagels! (Rainbow bagels and new t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early!)  RSVP here to march with Keshet. bbq
USY Elections and B arbecue
Monday, June 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
at Jenna Krawchick's Home, 
36 Whitlaw Close,  Chappaqua

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!  The meal will be Kosher meat, cooked at Bet Torah and brought to the Krawchick home.  Only paid members can vote and run for office,  but everyone is invited to dinner and to enjoy.  

Thank you to Stephanie and Todd Krawchick for their hospitality. 

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 by the new, EXTENDED deadline of noon on Tuesday, May 30. 
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Read the Election Packet 
to learn about elections and running for office.
Better Together Community Oneg 
Friday, June 9, 6:15 p.m.  

All year, many of our teens have been meeting with seniors in our community for guest speaker luncheons at Bet Torah, oral and visual life-history projects, and home visits. This program forwards Bet Torah's mission of cultivating meaningful relationships within our community. 

Please join us to celebrate the first year of this program and look forward to next year.  The program will start before Kabbalat Shabbat, and end with a dessert oneg after services. 
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The Better Together Program is generously supported by a prominent national foundation.
METNY Takes Six Flags 
Sunday, June 11 

Join other Jewish teens for a day of rides, games, and so much fun with USY!  The cost is $59.00, and the registration deadline is May 31. Bussing will be provided from the Westchester area. 
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Click here to register now! 
Jew York Pride
A New York Pride Celebration for LGBTQ and Ally Teens, Families, and Community Members
Sunday, June 25
at  WeWork Times Square  
1460 Broadway, New York, NY 

Jew York Pride is our second 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 New York Pride. 

More details about time will be coming shortly  once confirmed by New York Pride organizers Questions? Contact Justin at justin@keshetonline.org
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Click here
to register today!
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
contact
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