Balancing Jewish experiences with creative social programming helps build strong Jewish identities that last a lifetime. Here at Congregation Beth Israel, we look forward to providing your children with a well-balanced year of learning, social action, and social opportunities. Come join us for fun activities, close friendships, Jewish programming, and of course, delicious food!

There are many ways for young people to stay active in our kehilah kedoshah. From weekly learning at the Haberkorn Religious School or Teen Ma’ayan program, to nonstop fun summers at Camp Daisy and Harry Stein, youth at CBI can engage with other Jewish kids and build long-term connections year-round with both their peers and our full-time staff. Youth events occur multiple times throughout the school year, and can be focused on holidays, social action, or simply BIG JEWISH FUN! 

Upcoming opportunities for CBI Youth:

All Ages

Virtual option: Minecraft Mondays

Judaism and gaming collide in our weekly Minecraft sessions! CBI youth of all ages come together each week over Zoom to play games, design projects, and build fantastic creations. Learn more from our feature in the Jewish News here

Available for Minecraft: Java Edition on PC/Mac. Space is limited, contact the Youth Team to register here 

Teen Programs

BITY (grades 8-12)

Beth Israel Temple Youth (BITY) fosters and sustains meaningful Jewish connections for teenagers. BITY events combine opportunities for kehilah, tikkun olam, and ruach with an emphasis on leadership development and Jewish identity.  

We highly encourage BITY members to take on an active role in the greater CBI community, working or volunteering as Haberkorn Religious School Madrichim, Camp Stein LTP/Giborim and Ozrim, or attending our Ma’ayan Teen Program. BITY is also proud to participate in other Jewish Youth programming around the Valley, and frequently collaborates with other synagogues as part of the Reform Teen Council (RTC). RTC events build bridges to the larger Jewish community in the valley, and are great opportunities to get together with friends between retreats and Kallot.  

Registration for RTC events can be found on their website

Upcoming events:

8/28 RTC Havdalah Hangout

9/18 RS Madrichim Shabbatot Training

9/26 CBI All-Youth Kickoff

10/17 RTC Fall Frolf Tournament

11/21 Tikkun Olam in the Kitchen: Soup Make, & Challah Bake

11/28 RTC Chanukah Event @ Temple Chai

TBD Events

12/17 – NFTY L’Taken Registration Deadline (information can be found here)

2/25-2/28 – NFTY L’taken Weekend in Washington, D.C.

TBD – 7th-9th grade Los Angeles Trip

For registration to RTC or NFTY events, please see below:

Questions? Contact erendelman@cbiaz.org