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, food!
Itty BITY – Grades Pre-K to 3rd
Programs and activities for our youngest group emphasizes BIG JEWISH FUN! Collaborating with the BITY Leadership Council and participants from Chanen Preschool, Itty BITY is a great chance for your child to meet other Jewish kids and form important connections with teen mentors and role models from our CBI community. Itty BITY events also provide opportunities for parents to participate in CBI events, knowing that engaging and fun activities are being run at the same time for your kids!
Jr. BITY – Grades 4th-8th
Jr. BITY programming focuses on building community among our CBI Youth, and sustaining the relationships established in our other programming such as Camp Daisy and Harry Stein, Madrichim or Ma’ayan. Jr. BITY participants will engage in hands-on projects, fun and meaningful excursions around the Valley, and will get a taste of the type of opportunities that await them in BITY.
BITY – Grades 9th-12th
Beth Israel Temple Youth (BITY) is a robust NFTY-affiliated program that 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 serving on the BITY Leadership Council.
The BITY Leadership Council is open to all teens from grades 9-12. You do not need to be a CBI member to be a part of BITY or to serve as a Leadership Council general member. The council is led by four elected officers and a council of general members:
- President (family must be a member of CBI)
- Programming Chair
- Judaics Chair
- Community Engagement Chair
To be eligible for a BITY Chair position, candidates must have served previously as a Leadership Council general member. General Members need only to apply for the Leadership Council to be considered; Chair positions will be appointed by the Youth Engagement Team.