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Youth Programming & Engagement

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is a great place to be a kid!  Youth programming allows for exciting, fun and meaningful opportunities for all of the youth of our congregation. Our goal is for every child at TBH–BE to feel a part of our synagogue community.

Young Family Programming | Intended for families with children in Kindergarten and younger.
Young family programming provides social and educational opportunities for families with young children to meet and develop connections and friendships. Past activities have included: apple picking at Linvilla Orchards, volunteering at the Jewish Relief Agency (JRA), Shabbat dinners, and pottery painting. 

Cub Scouts | 1st - 5th Graders 
TBH-BE sponsors Cub Pack 1958. Open to all families of interested children. Offering outdoor activities as well as a plan for indoor activities later in the year. An opportunity to earn badges while enjoying family based activities. If your are interested in joining please contact Sarah Weinstein with your name, you're child's name, and their grade.

1st - 4th Graders 
Exciting monthly programming for elementary school-aged children allows them to gain independence by attending events without their parents. Events are well supervised with the help of a few parents to ensure the safety of all children. Past activities have included a magic show, minute-to-win-it games, and an under-night; most events are held on Sunday afternoons.

5th - 7th Graders
The goal of our 5th-7th programming is about building friendships. Past events have included BounceU, rock climbing, making candy sushi, and Top Chef: Cake Edition.

Teens | 8th - 12th Graders
Our teen program, run by Phil Nathanson, has included trips to NYC, Haunted Houses, Friday night dinners, ice skating at Penn’s Landing, ComedySportz, lounge nights, Casino Nights, and tikkun olam opportunities. We also encourage participation in regional events and conventions with USY (United Synagogue Youth).

Lower Merion Area Hebrew High (LMAHH)
LMAHH provides a Jewish social and learning experience by bringing together Jewish teens, grades 8-12. Our goal as LMAHH is to engage our Jewish teens through a program that fosters a positive attitude and social experience, a strong identity of Jewish character and a belonging to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, and an understanding of community through service and education. There are three LMAHH partner synagogues: Adath Israel, Beth Hillel-Beth El and Har Zion. LMAHH welcomes with open arms Jewish teenagers who are affiliated with other synagogues or those who are unaffiliated.

Confirmation at TBH-BE is open to all 10th graders. It is an opportunity to continue one’s Jewish journey reflecting on and learning about Jewish values and ethics. Our Confirmation students will work to build and shape a Jewish identity they are confident and proud of in the years to come. For our students at Barrack, LMAHH and Gratz: This is a fantastic opportunity to learn with your community, clergy and educators and we will work to not overlap any material from that studied at school.


Thu, November 30 2023 17 Kislev 5784