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About Our Youth Programs

Youth of all ages have plenty of opportunities to meet, make new friends, and get involved at Beth David! We offer three distinct Shabbat programs on Saturday mornings, in addition to activities throughout the year for children and youth in elementary, middle, and high school. Programs include social action and volunteer opportunities, fun group outings, holiday and Judaic-themed activities, as well as Israel engagement programs, enhanced by our amazing Shinshinim, (Young Emissaries), Guli and Izhar.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for Jewish Youth to continue to strengthen their Jewish identities and connections. Beth David seeks to develop programs based on personality development, interests, and needs of Jewish youth as they relate to the principles of Conservative Judaism. Our goal is to provide fun, meaningful and affordable experiences that inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people.

Check our Event Calendar on the top right of this page for upcoming Youth Programs!

Youth Programs and Shabbat Mornings

Youth of all ages have plenty of opportunities to meet, make new friends, and get involved at Beth David! We run activities throughout the year for children and youth in elementary, middle, and high school. Programs include social action and volunteer opportunities, fun group outings, holiday and Judaic-themed activities, as well as Israel engagement programs, enhanced by our amazing Shinshinim (Young Emissaries). 
 

Yedidim
(Grades 1-5)

Programming revolves around exciting social events with focuses on Judaism and social action. Common activities include field trips, sports programs, cooking competitions and more!

Kadima
(Grades 6-8)

Programs are enhanced by lots of opportunities to meet other preteens and teens throughout Toronto and Ontario through Kadima Conventions and Shabbatons. Some popular activities Kadimanicks can attend include beach volleyball, holiday programming, and the ever-popular chocolate seder.

USY
(Grades 9-12)

Meet and form lasting friendships in USY at programs like our synagogue overnights, cooking competitions (Chopped style), bonfires, while volunteering at shul programs, and more. Teens can meet other teens from across the nation through regional and international shabbatons, conventions and summer trips.

B'nai Mitzvah

Designated for teens in the year of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This program provides opportunities to learn, grow and interact with the Beth David community and Jewish community at large. An emphasis is put on enhancing community awareness, including activities like preparing dinner at a homeless shelter, Havdallah at a retirement home, engaging workshops with the Rabbi and Cantor, just to name a few.

Kinder Shabbat

Children 3-5 years old can join us on Saturday mornings for a fun-filled Shabbat including story time, games, holiday activities and more!

Shabbat's Cool

Youth from grades 1-5 learn about the parsha of the week and Jewish holidays through improvisational games, storytelling, activities and prayers, in this fun and meaningful weekly program.

Teen Talks

Teens are invited to learn about and discuss current and relevant topics in Judaism, interpret the Torah, and discover how ancient prayers relate to them in the 21st century. This program takes place several times per year, with occasional guest speaker visits from the local Jewish community.
 

 

 


For more information contact the Director of Youth and Family Engagement at rachel@bethdavid.com

Mon, 10 December 2018 2 Tevet 5779