Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills now offers a youth program for second and third grade children. Realizing that informal education opportunities provide the most lasting link to connections to Judaism, TBJ has expanded its youth offerings.  Each group meets periodically during the school year, offering age-appropriate social experiences with a Jewish twist.

High School students join JeshTY— (Temple B’nai) Jeshurun Temple Youth, which is affiliated with NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth), the high school program of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Katan means small.  KatanTY will present activities for second & third graders, usually on Sundays after Religious School. Gadol means big.  GadolTY will continue the journey for older elementary students, fourth and fifth graders.  MitzvotTY will serve sixth and seventh graders (B’nai Mitzvah students) and has a social action core.  Kimat means almost.  Kimat JeshTY, for eighth graders, is an introduction to, and sample of, JeshTY, the high school youth program.  JeshTY, Jeshurun Temple Youth, is for high school students and includes membership in NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth, the Reform Movement’s youth program.  JeshTY programs run the gamut from a day at Great Adventure to a Midnight Run to bring winter coats to homeless shelters. JeshTYites also participate in programs with other NFTY Garden Empire Region, connected students from all over the area.

For more information about Youth Programs at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, contact Assistant Religious School Director Christina Broussard at 973 379 3177 or cbroussard@tbj.org.