Teen Learning at CBI
Our CBI Teen program offers three interactive, engaging and compelling programs for students post b’mitzvah in grades 8-12. Each provides continuing connection with the synagogue and with Judaism, while engaging with material at an advanced level. Teens can choose whether they prefer a more academic or social-action oriented program or mix and match!
Tichon meets once a month with Rabbi Isenberg to explore timely topics of interest to teens. Blending current events with our heritage and tradition, Tichon encourages our post b’mitzvah students to find the connection and relevance of Judaism in contemporary times.
Better Together meets once a month to plan and implement intergenerational programs between teens and senior adults. While preparing for these gatherings, teens are sensitized to the needs of seniors and instilled with a sense of obligation and responsibility to care for elders. They develop a concrete understanding of Judaism’s ethics and expectations regarding the elderly, while learning they have as much to gain from seniors as they have to give.
All teens are invited to work as Madrichim Teen Assistants in our Blanche Bayar Religious School. Madrichim partner with our teachers to play key roles in the classroom, whether in person or online, while gaining valuable work experience. Madrichim receive training and are paid for their time. Madrichim help with office tasks and, most importantly, work with students in the classroom.
In addition to the formal programs, 8th through 12th graders are encouraged to participate in our Kadima and USY youth groups as well. Click here for more details!
Join with a friend! CBI Teen programming is open to congregants as well as friends of CBI and BBRS families and the greater Jewish community.
We are dedicated to involving teens in Jewish life. Please contact us with any questions!
Blanche Bayar Religious School at Congregation B’nai Israel
160 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
Director of Congregational Learning – Rabbi Julie Schwarzwald // 973-262-3717
Congregational Learning Administrator – Susan Kashan