CBI Image Library LR (368 of 400)Vision Statement

Connecting CBI’s youth to each other and the wider Jewish community through year-round informal programming that emphasizes love of Jewish living, encourages communal responsibility and charity, and recognizes our youth’s energy and creativity.

 

 

 

General Statement

Young people flourish at Congregation B’nai Israel, inside and outside the synagogue.Our kids benefit from a wealth of extra-curricular activities and are constantly forced to make choices about where to spend their time.

The goal of the CBI youth groups is to provide Jewish experiences that are so fun and rewarding that the kids will choose to include them into their already-packed schedules. By doing so, we will truly integrate our children into the greater Congregation B’nai Israel community.

It’s called Informal Jewish Education, but the kids know it has nothing to do with school. Under the guidance of adult advisors, even the most secular activities (board games, mini-golf, etc.) can reinforce Jewish values and Conservative Jewish practice. Congregation B’nai Israel youth groups are open to all Jewish children in fourth through twelfth grade. Programming includes social, recreational, religious and cultural activities in an informal, age appropriate setting.

Chaverim is our program for 4th and 5th graders designed to incorporate informal Jewish education and a social environment simultaneously. Under the leadership of Mike Greenstein, Chaverim Advisor, the group has flourished and continues to gain strength.

The goal of CBI’s Chaverim Chapter is to provide Jewish experiences that are so fun and rewarding that the kids will choose to include them into their already-packed schedules. By doing so, we will truly integrate our children into the greater Congregation B’nai Israel Community.

Click here for Chaverim’s current PDF calendar of events. Questions? Contact Michael Greenstein, Chaverim Advisor at 732-735-9970.

Kadima is geared toward 6th, 7th and 8th graders, designed to incorporate informal Jewish education and a social environment simultaneously.  Under the leadership of Mike Greenstein, Kadima Advisor, the group has grown and is going strong.

The goal of CBI’s Kadima Chapter is to provide Jewish experiences that are so fun and rewarding that the kids will choose to include them into their already-packed schedules.  Our chapter is open to CBI members and their Jewish friends in the community.

Click here for Kadima’s current PDF calendar of events. Questions? Contact Michael Greenstein, Kadima Advisor at 732-735-9970.

Millburn USY is a peer led youth group for Congregation B’nai Israel’s ninth through twelfth graders with the goal of helping teens establish a strong and positive Jewish identity. At the Millburn USY Chapter level, USY will provide fun and exciting social and educational events both at the synagogue and within the community. There are parties, social events and special programs and trips. For some events, we will be joined by area chapters to maximize the fun! For those teens that are interested, there are regional monthly dances, several weekend conventions and an end of the summer week-long encampment program.

Millburn USYers meet twice a month as a chapter for an event that is centered on social actions, Israel, Judaism, raising money for Tikun Olam (USY’s tzedakah fund), or simply to socialize with other Jewish teens. The Millburn USY chapter has won a number of regional awards including Most Improved Chapter, Chapter of Excellence and several Programming Awards.

 Who can join? When does MillbUSY meet?

If you are a high school student (grades 9-12) and are interested in meeting and socializing with other Jewish teens, become part of Millburn USY! Most of our programs take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Congregation B’nai Israel from 7:30-9:00 p.m.  We do sponsor a few programs at off-site locations.

Click here for Millburn USY’s current PDF calendar of events. If you have any questions, please contact Aly Greenstein, USY Advisor at 973-495-6967.

The ultimate goal, of course, is to provide the maximum number of opportunities for our kids to be with other Jewish kids.

Click here for our current membership form – fill it out and send it to CBI’s office or bring it to one of our upcoming events.