There are a number of ways for the teens in our community to get involved. Some are social, some are educational, and some are both! Our youth programming is open to both members and non-members of the PSJC community, so invite your friends! Click or scroll below for details on our youth group events and regional partnerships.
PSJC's teen "class" is a combination of socializing and discussion about a variety of current events topics, plus special holiday celebrations and learning. Participants steer the direction of the conversation with the questions they ask and the passions they bring. Dinner is included as part of registration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Wednesdays, 6:30PM - 8:00PM / Bi-weekly
Tuition: $650 / $900 (non-members)
There are many ways you can be involved as a madrich/a/chol! From helping working one-on-one or with a small group to help with Hebrew skill building, creating Kahoot trivia and other "brain break" games, taking photos and updating the HS blog, and much more, we know that Hebrew School can only work WITH YOU! In addition to your hours "in the classroom", madrichim are encouraged to enroll in Gesher and attend training sessions throughout the year to deepen your own learning and grow your skills in the classroom.
Earn community service hours
Participate in paid fellowship positions
Work as assistant teachers
YALLA / MELECH BBYO
BBYO is an unaffiliated international youth group that has chapters throughout New York City and all over the world. PSJC partners with Kane Street Synagogue to host the Yalla - Mellech BBYO Chapter. We meet meeting weekly on Tuesdays. For more information email email@example.com. Follow all of our fun here.
PSJC TEEN SHABBAT
Welcome Shabbat with your friends at PSJC! Take a break from texting, Instagram and busy days, and relax over challah, grape juice, and a tasty meal. We're always looking for hosts for these dinners, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have room for a group of teens at your table or on your living room floor for a picnic!
METNY USY programming is for 9th -12th graders. As a synagogue affiliated with the Conservative Movement, we are a part of a collective of synagogues throughout the NY Metro area, both for adult and teen programming. In order to attend regional events, teens must be paid members of USY ($36 dues) and we can sign you up through the office. Many of the programs for USY Teens at PSJC and with our partners in the neighborhood are open to 8th graders as well.
The Ivry Prozdor High School is the largest supplementary high school program in New York City. Hosted at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan, the program has courses in Hebrew language, Beit Midrash style learning, and experiential programming. For more information, visit their website.