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“When you teach your children, you teach your children’s children.”

~ adapted from the Talmud

Where will your Jewish Journey take you?

Explore programs, organizations, and resources available in our community.

Upcoming Events

Thu 29

K-7 Learning Programs Kesher with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Thu 29

K-7 Learning Programs Hebrew with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Thu 29

Jewish Wisdom and Parenting with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
Fri 30

BaBayit Shabbat Pre-Neg with TBE Online

Friday, October 30 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5

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Day School

TBE and local Jewish day schools share the belief that relationships and community are central to living a joyful, fulfilling Jewish life. School and synagogue are extensions of each other.

The Rashi School

MetroWest Jewish Day School (MWJDS)

Gann Academy

Contact
Rabbi Rachel Saphire

Summer Plans

Jewish Camping Initiative
TBE loves Jewish camp. Camp is our Jewish home away from home. We’ve partnered with Combined Jewish Philanthropies and The Foundation For Jewish Camp in the CJP Jewish Camping Initiative. Students enrolled in a TBE learning program may be eligible to receive up to $1000 toward their tuition for their first summer at a Jewish overnight camp through the One Happy Camper incentive grant.

Interested in exploring Jewish overnight camp for your child(ren)? Fill out this form and a member of the TBE Youth team will be in touch!

Learn more

Contact
Hannah Richman Kearney

Connect with Israel

Anafim: Branches to Haifa
Through CJP’s Boston/Haifa partnership, we are connected to the Leo Baeck Education Center with its congregation, Ohel Avraham. Anafim is our parent/teen learning and travel program with parents and teens from Leo Baeck, where we explore our connection to Israel through Torah, music, art, food, and ritual.

Travel to Israel
We hope that every student has the opportunity to travel to Israel. Passport to Israel can help you get there, and families can participate starting when your child is in third grade. You can also travel with TBE on a family trip led by our clergy! There are also many options for summer, semester-long, and short term travel through NFTY, URJ Heller High, summer camps, day school, and Birthright.

Contact
Hannah Richman Kearney

Reach Out

Alison Kur
Executive Director, Jewish Living and Learning

Hannah Richman Kearney
Director, BaBayit & Havayah

Dr. Judy Avnery
Interim Director, K–7 Learning Programs

Nancy Ostroff
Early Childhood

Register for TBE Youth Learning Programs
Grades K-7
Grades 8-12
If you need assistance, contact Danielle Jeuneux, Administrative Assistant, K–12 Learning Programs.

Meet our staff

For TBE Youth Alumni

TBE Youth Engagement Fund

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TBE Youth Facebook

Parent Involvement

Parent Programs
Participate in programs from Shabbat 101 to Parenting through a Jewish Lens. One-time programs and ongoing classes help parents find support, encouragement, and connection.

No’ar Committee
Would you like to play an active role in shaping the family experience at Temple Beth Elohim? If so, the No’ar (Youth) Committee might be for you. The No’ar Committee focused on the needs of families with children in grades K-7.

As a member of the No’ar Committee, you will partner with Jessica Bram and a dedicated group of parents to develop programming to strengthen the TBE family community.

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery

Parent Resources

Coping with tragedy & confronting hatred
Our hearts are heavy when we are forced to confront hatred, violence, antisemitism. We hear your pain, and we share it. As always, the TBE Youth team and clergy are available should your family seek additional support.

Contact
Dr. Judy Avnery
Hannah Richman Kearney

TBE Youth Engagement Fund

The TBE Youth Engagement Fund provides scholarships for Jewish programming opportunities, including Jewish overnight camps and summer experiences, Israel trips, Havayah programs, and other leadership and social opportunities for teens in the broader Jewish community. In addition to the funds raised from our annual Dreidel Dash 5K, your donations support our scholarship opportunities.

Donate to the TBE Youth Engagement Fund
(Select TBE Youth Engagement Fund under “Select the fund to which you would like to donate.”)

TBE Youth Engagement Fund Scholarship Application
We value the opportunity to provide support as you turn your passions into action!  We strive to make these meaningful experiences more affordable through need-based scholarships. To apply, contact Hannah Kearney.

Upcoming Events

Thu 29

K-7 Learning Programs Kesher with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Thu 29

K-7 Learning Programs Hebrew with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5
Thu 29

Jewish Wisdom and Parenting with TBE Online

Thursday, October 29 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
Fri 30

BaBayit Shabbat Pre-Neg with TBE Online

Friday, October 30 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5

View more

Repair the World

Family Social Action Group (FSAG) organizes meaningful volunteer opportunities for families with children in Kindergarten through grade 5. Younger and older siblings welcome, too! Work side by side with your children and model caring about and helping others in the Greater Boston community. Show them how they can make a difference! It is also a wonderful way to connect with other TBE families.

Learn more and join us!

Contact
Maya Florence
Erica Kotin 

Families with Young Children

Families with children ages 0-5, join us for events throughout the year. Older siblings are welcome, too! Enjoy Jewish holidays and festive celebrations designed to engage your little ones and build connections among families. Parents, participate in classes and programs to explore Jewish values in family life and build community at social events!

Learn more

 

 

Contact
Nancy Ostroff

Summer Plans

Jewish overnight camps provide our children with safe, exciting, creative opportunities to explore who they are and what they can be…as kids, as Jews, as members of a community.

Getting Started at Camp

One Happy Camper Scholarship
Considering Jewish overnight camp for the first time? Your child may be eligible for a need-blind grant of up to $1000 this summer! With over 160 traditional and specialty programs to choose from, there is a perfect camp out there for child. Learn more about One Happy Camper grants, whether you’re eligible, and how to apply.

Finding a Camp for You
Interested in exploring Jewish overnight camp for your child(ren)? Fill out this form and a member of the TBE Youth Team will be in touch!

Contact
Devon Barker

Our Reform Movement Camps

Temple Beth Elohim has a unique relationship with URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps and URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, our movement’s regional overnight camps. Our educators and clergy visit our campers there during the summer and help foster our kehillah kedoshah (sacred community, which extends beyond our home on Bethel Road. 

URJ Eisner Camp
URJ Crane Lake Camp
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech

The URJ also has camps all around the country! Learn more about all URJ camps

Jewish Overnight Camps

We are blessed to have many wonderful Jewish overnight camps located in our region. Each offers a unique opportunity for campers to grow during the summer months. 

Camp Avoda (for boys)
Camp Bauercrest (for boys)
JCC Camp Kingswood 
Camp Jori
Camp Micah
Camp Pembroke (for girls)
Camp Tel Noar
Camp Tevya
Camp Young Judea

To learn about other Jewish overnight camps around the country, visit the Foundation For Jewish Camp’s website.

Teen Summer Experiences

NFTY in Israel
Spend four–six weeks traveling in Israel on one of NFTY’s many programs for high school students. 

URJ Mitzvah Corps
Teens in grades 10–12 travel to communities around the country and Israel to focus on issues of social justice.

Pre-College Programs at Brandeis University
Spend a summer on campus at Brandeis to learn, create, and grow both academically and Jewishly.

JCC Maccabi Games
Train for and compete in your favorite sport with other Jewish atheletes.

Bronfman Fellowship 
The program begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Israel. Open to students currently in grade 11.

 Alumni Connection

Resources for after high school, Jewish life on campus, and summer opportunities!

Headed to College?

Student Care Packages
Away from home? Keep in touch with TBE! Our parent committee assembles customized care packages including messages from our clergy and community and special treats to send to students in college or at boarding school on Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover. 

Contact Lynda Bussgang to sign up to receive care packages.

Pre-College Resources
NFTY Pre-College Resources
Judaism on Campus: College Resources and Scholarships

Jewish Life on Campus
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is the largest Jewish campus organization, serving students at more than 550 colleges and universities around the world.
Find Hillel on your campus
Hillel College Guide

Alumni Connection

Even after you graduate, you’re still part of our community! Our alumni come together in person and online for opportunities to reconnect, from challah-baking lessons to Shabbat dinners, tikkun olam to social gatherings, and more. Reach out to Hannah to learn how you can stay involved! 

Contact
Hannah Richman Kearney

Summer Plans

Internships
Machon Kaplan Summer Social Action Internship is a free work/study internship program for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C., students participate in a meaningful social justice internship. 

Become a Counselor
Make a lasting impact on the lives of campers while developing important lifelong skills and having the summer of your life! Apply to be a counselor at one of our regional URJ camps (Eisner, Crane Lake, or 6 Points Sci-Tech) or Jewish camps across the country.

Travel to Israel

Netzer Year
Netzer Year is a gap year in Israel for recent high school grads in which participants live on a kibbutz, volunteer in Israeli communities, travel throughout the country, study in Jerusalem, interact with Israelis, and more.

Birthright 
Taglit-Birthright Israel trips are an all-expenses paid program open to anyone who is Jewish, aged 18-26.

Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel Journey is a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (18-30), offering a diverse portfolio of study abroad, internship, service learning, and Jewish studies programs.

Celebrate TBE Youth Community

Celebrate TBE Youth

Engaging with TBE As An Intern

Engaging with TBE As An Intern

Early in my student internship, a congregant asked, “What is it like working with the clergy?” To which I said, “It’s a masterclass in how to be a human.”

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TBE Youth in Action

Reach Out

Alison Kur
Executive Director, Jewish Living and Learning

Hannah Richman Kearney
Director, BaBayit & Havayah

Dr. Judy Avnery
Interim Director, K–7 Learning Programs

Nancy Ostroff
Early Childhood

Register for TBE Youth Learning Programs

Meet our staff

For TBE Youth Alumni

TBE Youth Engagement Fund

Connect on Social Media
TBE Youth Instagram
TBE Youth Facebook

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