Bet Torah Teen Talk
for teens in 6th-12th grade
Included in this edition of Teen Talk :
Midnight Run - Sun., 11/11 (help needed from everyone)
The Band's Visit on Broadway - Wed., 11/21 (6th-12th grade)
Emek USY Divisional Shabbaton - Shabbat, 11/30-12/1 (9th-12th grade)
Donut Crawl - Sun., 12/2 (7th and 8th grade)
Teens Host Dinner for Shelter Guests - Sun., 12/2 (8th-12th grade)
METNY Kadima Shabbaton - Shabbat, 12/ 14-15; until Sun. 12/16 for 8th (6th-8th grade)

Community Partners
WYA A-HOME Work Day  - Sun., 11/18 (9th-12th grade)
Keshet LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton - Fri., 3/1 - Sun., 3/3; Registration closes 2/1 (9th-12th grade)
Midnight Run
The  Midnight Run   is Bet Torah's way of helping the homeless in Manhattan.
Help Prepare for the Midnight Run!
Sunday, November 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bet Torah
Open to 6th-12th grade

We need teens in 6th grade and up to drop in to help us before the Run, making sandwiches and packing up our supplies.
Waiting List to Attend the Run
The Run is always very popular, and all volunteer slots have been taken. We do have a waiting list. Teens aged 14+ are welcome to sign up for the waiting list , in the event of cancellations and slots opening up.
Donate Supplies!
The Run is a huge success at Bet Torah every year because of the support we receive from the whole community!

We need teens in 6th and 7th grade to donate mini-toiletries (including small sizes of soap, shampoo, deodorant, brushes, combs, tissues, and lip balm) and 8th-12th graders to donate mini-water bottles .

Please also consult the live, updated list of other supplies we need, including used, clean clothing.
Collection bins are across from the Mitzvah cabinet in the school lobby, next to Gina's office.
Trip to The Band's Visit on Broadway
Wednesday, November 21, 4:45-10:17 p.m. in NYC
Open to 6th-12th grade
Join Bet Torah Kadima and USY (6th-12th graders) at The Band's Visit on Broadway! Only 15 tickets are left, and are first come, first served.

We'll be traveling into the city by train and subway. 
Emek USY Divisional Shabbaton
Shabbat, November 30-December 1
at Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck
Open to 9th-12th grade
Join Jewish teens in 9th-12th grade from Westchester and the area for an unforgettable overnight filled with grade bonding, meaningful friendships, and unforgettable moments. Join the Emek (Hudson Valley) Division of USY for this incredible 30-hour experience.

This event is a “shul-in.” We’ll be sleeping in some cozy spaces inside the synagogue.
Donut Crawl
Sunday, December 2, 11:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. in NYC
Open to 7th and 8th grade
Together with 7th and 8th graders from Westchester Jewish Center and Beth El Synagogue Center, we'll spend the afternoon exploring Manhattan eating delicious donuts to celebrate the holiday: one donut shop for each of the eight nights. Do-nut miss out!

$55 for paid Youth Group members; $75 for others. Includes bus and all the donuts!
Teens Host Dinner for Shelter Guests
Sunday, December 2, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Bet Torah
Open to 8th-12th grade
Help homeless guests from Northern Westchester staying at Bet Torah with the Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP) the first night of Hanukkah. Spread the light!
METNY Kadima Shabbaton
Shabbat, December 14-15 (until the 16th for 8th grade)
at Temple Israel of Great Neck, Long Island
Open to 6th-8th grade
Join 6th-8th graders from across the New York metro area for a Shabbat filled with great activities, new friends, memories to last a lifetime, and most importantly,  FUN! Click here  for frequently asked questions about Kadima Shabbaton.

6th-8th graders are invited to join us until Saturday night. 8th graders are invited to stay for 8th Grade Experience through Sunday morning.

Busing will be available to the event (taking place at Temple Israel of Great Neck) from Westchester. Since Shabbat starts early in the winter and the event is on Long Island, you'll probably have to miss some school on Friday to make it to the bus.

This event is a “shul-in.” We’ll be sleeping in some cozy spaces inside the synagogue.
Community Partners
Westchester Youth Alliance (WYA) Service Day at A-HOME
Sunday, November 18, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Keshet LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton
Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3
at Capital Retreat Center, Waynesboro, PA

Registration closes February 1 or at capacity. (This program has had a waitlist in recent years, so EARLY REGISTRATION is encouraged.)