Teen Learning Community for 8th-12th graders
Join us for our second year
of exciting and innovative teen programing!
At TLC, teens in 8th-12th grade explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives through a variety of learning and community building programs. We offer teens flexible scheduling and ownership of their own education, ways to KNOW , BELONG , and DO .
Sunday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The entrepreneurs who founded ethically-made clothing shop,  IMBY , and boutique fitness studio  CITYROW , grew up as teens at Bet Torah. This panel discussion will cover these ventures, starting your own company, and where Jewish and business ethics intersect.

Three-session each, Sunday morning or weekday evening, bagel meal included, $60 per course
Mini-courses feature choice in subject with dynamic educators on topics, such as politics with Rabbi Brusso, cooking, and photography. This learning is at a level stimulating to young adult minds and creative thinkers.

Mondays, October 16, 23, 30, 6:15-7:15 p.m. 

Sundays, November 5, 12, 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Sundays, December 3, 10, 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sundays, January 7, 21, 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45 p.m., weekly, starting Tuesday, September 12, $450 for the full year.
Open to teens in 8th-12th grade, Nosh and Drash is a safe space for open, judgement-free dialogue to discuss current events and the world. Dinner is included. 

Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 p.m., monthly at Rabbi Brusso’s home, starting Tuesday, September 12, $180 for the full year.
In preparation for the transition from home to college life and beyond, 11th and 12th graders discuss the intersection of their lives and Judaism with Rabbi Brusso. Dinner is included. Participants are also invited to attend  Nosh and Drash  weekly. 
Sunday evening, monthly, in family’s homes. First gathering on Sunday, September 17, $180 for full year ($250 for non-congregants).
It’s not easy being a teenager. Even outside of school, the pressure is on, and issues like self-esteem, body image, competition, and relationships add to the noise. Once a month, in small peer groups with trained adult mentors, teens bond and have open conversations in a safe space. Groups have a positive and lasting impact on teens, empowering them to become strong, confident, and happy young adults.

Shevet Achim (for young men)
We offer our young men the opportunity to explore conflicting cultural messages with the support of an adult Jewish male mentor, free from the pressures of co-educational space. Teens hang out and tackle topics, such as peer pressure, masculinity, relationships, and Jewish identity.

Rosh Hodesh (for young women)
We offer our young women the opportunity in a safe, Jewish place to ask questions and voice their concerns about things that matter most in their lives: body image, friendship, competition, stress, and family.

For the first time this year, Moving Traditions is offering a national online group for trans, nonbinary, gender fluid and gender questioning Jewish teens in partnership with Keshet. This monthly online group will focus on topics relevant to today’s teens through a Jewish lens, offering a safe space where these teens can find support from peers and a place for themselves, within Judaism.

Programs monthly, starting with kickoff luncheon open to all interested participants on Sunday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
This program encourages meaningful relationships between teens and older adults in our congregation. Teens and seniors are paired together and interact during monthly visits in the home or programs at Bet Torah. The Better Together Program is generously supported by a prominent national foundation.

Shabbat and Holiday Events
Tuesday, October 10, 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Friday, December 8 - Saturday, December 9

Teens benefit from peer-led social time with other Jewish teens, enjoying baseball games, trips to NYC, ice skating, or fun evening lounge nights at Bet Torah. Click here for fees.

Thursday, August 31, 6:15 - 11:30 p.m. 
Sunday, September 10, $18 fee
We are proud to be partnering with our friends at J-Teen Leadership again this year as we build throughout Westchester to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. There is a hard maximum of participants, as this is a worksite. Don't get locked out; register early!

As part of Bet Torah's commitment to a peer-led youth program, the council brings together representatives of all TLC programs to continue to build on our existing strong programming by exploring the ways we other ways to engage our youth.

Madrichim  (Teacher Assistants)
Sunday mornings and weekdays, first workshop on Sunday, September 24
Madrichim in 8th-12th grade serve as role models, working with teachers to create a positive environment throughout the Religious School. Regular training and skill-development workshops led by Robin Wald are a key part of this program.​
Gina Fass
Director of Education for the Religious School 
914-666-7595 x102
Loen Amer
Director of Youth Engagement
914-666-7595 x139