Chaverim Connections
Grades 3 – 4

Chaverim is the place for 3rd and 4th graders. Chaverim meets once a month after JLC on Sundays for fun and exciting programs. Program dates for 5785 are below. Contact us for more information or to get involved.

Schedule (2024-2025)

  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 8
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 2
  • April 27
  • May 18


Kadima

Grades 5 – 7 

Kadima is the Middle School program that introduces our teens to what teen programming is like at Beth El. Middle schoolers are offered a safe, nurturing and supervised environment as they develop into more independent teens while building a foundation for a lasting engagement with Jewish life. Program dates for 5785 are below. Contact us for more information or to get involved.

  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 24
  • December 18
  • January 5
  • February 9
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 18

Teens
Grades 8 – 12

Congregation Beth El offers a variety of social and educational Programming for teens in grades 8-12. Teens are encouraged to participate in SOMA BBYO, a pluralistic youth group for South Orange and Maplewood teens. BBYO offers local, regional, and international events. Check out the BBYO instagram for more details. See 5785 dates below.

August 29: parent meeting
September 7
September 26
October 10
October 27
November 21
December 1
December 12
January 16
January 30
February 13
February 27
March 6
March 20
April 10
May 1
May 22

Congregation Beth El also offers social programming through Beth El, including Shabbat Dinners, Fall Trip to Pittsburgh, Challah Making, Ice Skating, and more. See 5785 dates below. Contact us for more information or to get involved.

  • Sept 13: Teen Shabbat Dinner
  • November 3: Dumpling Diplomacy event
  • November 7-10 Fall Trip
  • December 6: Teen Shabbat Dinner
  • December 18: Chanukah Party
  • January 10: Teen Shabbat Dinner
  • February 2: Ice skating
  • April 6: Escape Room
  • May 9: Teen Shabbat Dinner
  • June 2-3: Teen Tikun

Teen Leadership Training

Grades 8 – 12 

Beth El’s post-B’nai Mitzvah education program. Please find details in our Teen Learning section.


You can find a full list of upcoming Youth & Teen events on the Congregation Beth El calendar. To get involved, contact us for more information.
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