Congregation Bonai Shalom has many opportunities for your child to connect with peers outside of synagogue and religious school. Groups meet for activities such as cooking, bowling, rock climbing and hikes. Children do not need to be enrolled in religious school to attend youth group activities. Contact our Youth Director, Abby, for more information or to get your child involved in youth groups!
Current Groups are:
- Ilanot – Grades K-2
- Bonim- Grades 3-4
- Kadima – Grades 5-7
- NEW! USY chapter for Grades 8-12
Youth Shabbat Services
Youth Shabbat Services, which are open to everyone, are:
- Shabbat Shelanu – For families with children 0 – 5 years old. Parent-led program includes music, movement, prayer, and stories and held on 2nd & 4th Shabbat of each month at 11 am
- Koleinu – For children in Grades K-2. Students begin to add more prayers & singing using a child-friendly siddur, Torah parade & discussion. Led by Becca Bloom and held on the 1st & 3rd Shabbat of each month at 11 am when school is in session.
- B’Yachad – For children in Grades 3-5. Students take on leadership roles in leading prayers and adding the Torah service. Older students and parents read Torah verses and students discuss the parsha. Led by Dafna Michaelson-Jenet and held on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat of each month at 10:45 am when school is in session.