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Teen Education & Engagement


Classroom learning takes a different shape as our students enter their teen years. Monthly discussions by grade with CBI clergy & staff take place on topics that are relevant to their lives as Jewish American Teenagers. 

Topics vary on each year's classes but have included:

Exploring the Jewish American Experience including trips to Ellis Island and Manhattan's Lower East Side

Examining the Jewish view on ethics surrounding issues they face every day as high school students.

Studying the development of the modern State of Israel and the relationship between Israeli & American Jewry on campus and in the political sphere.


Return to support the CBI Religious School/family programs with the opportunity to be teacher support in the classrooms, work 1 on 1 with students, help lead student Shabbat programs or give overall support to helping run the school and programs.

Volunteer hours available for 8th - 10th graders. Stipends available for 11th & 12th graders.

For more information or to discuss availability please email

Shabbat/Holiday Service Participation

Teens are invited to return to the CBI sanctuary to take part in Shabbat/Holiday services including reading Haftorah on their anniversary of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, reading Megillah on Purim or helping to put up the Sukkah


Scotch Plains USY/Kadima

Click here for more information for our 6th - 12th programs.


For more information on all of these programs, contact Aviva Tilles at

Congregation Beth Israel Religious School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, skin color, or national origin.

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