At Congregation B’nai Israel, we know that Jewish youth groups are a critical link to “growing up Jewishly”. The friendships and experiences that are shared last a lifetime! Studies have shown that a major influence on the development of a Jewish Identity and the retention of that identity into adult life is involvement in Jewish youth activities. That is why our social and spiritual programs complement the activities and lessons in our religious school. Our major emphasis on fun and friendships helps lead our members to becoming happy, well-rounded and self-motivated Jews.

At the Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism, our Temple Youth Groups (TYG’s) help encourage Jewish youth to be social with each other during our once a month meetings.  Our Youth Groups also build character and provide meaningful experiences by building social networks, providing social action, and community service opportunities.

Our goal is for every child, 3rd through 12th grade, to become an active member of our youth groups and we look forward to having your child join!

Meet our Youth Group Leaders

Zoë Goldberg

Club 678 & Bisy Advisor and Youth Engagement Professional

Zoe was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in Orlando, FL. She went to Florida Atlantic University for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. During her undergraduate career, she became very active at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. Her involvement in Hillel encouraged her to pursue a career in the Jewish community. After graduation, she moved to Houston, TX, where she began working as the Director of Undergraduate Engagement at Houston Hillel. In Houston, Zoe worked with college students from the University of Houston and Rice University, as well as the Jewish community as a whole. After two years in Houston, she decided that her next career path would be back in South Florida. She is very excited to take on this new role as the Youth Engagement Professional and looks forward to meeting all of our SLJ students and families.  Stay tuned for next year’s youth group calendars.

Rachel Mendelowitz

Club 345 Advisor

Rachel joined the CBI staff in January of 2016, working part-time in both the Religious School and Nursery School. Rachel has a passion for Jewish youth programming. She began her connection as a member of Kadima in middle school and then became the President of her USY chapter.  Rachel’s love of children extended to summer camp, where she spent many summers as a counselor and Unit Head.  Rachel graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Human Services and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.  Rachel is thrilled to be the new Club 345 advisor!!

CBI Youth Groups:

Club 345 (3rd, 4th, 5th grade)
For more information, contact our Club 345 Advisor, Rachel Mendelowitz or 973.752.8811

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Join Club 345

Register for Club 345 Events

Club 678 (6th, 7th, 8th grade)
For more information, contact our Youth Engagement Professional, Zoë Goldberg

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Register for Club 678 Events

BISY (9th-12th grade)
For more information, contact our Youth Engagement Professional, Zoë Goldberg

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Join BISY

Register for BISY Events

BISY is part of NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) and we are in the STR (Southern Tropical Region). We are also part of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism). BISY members lead family Shabbat services, engage in social action projects, attend local and regional retreats, and participate in social events.

For more information, contact Zoë Goldberg, Youth Engagement Professional or Kim Beame, Director of Education.