Youth

Youth

CBS offers youth programs that span your child's preschool to high school years.

Our Kibbutz Katan group directs activities for our younger members and their families, including: monthly Friday Night Young Family Services, monthly Saturday Morning Tot Shabbat services, monthly Sunday School Katan classes, Family Havdalah services and Holiday-themed get-togethers for families with young children.

Children aged 6-13 are encouraged to participate in our Junior Congregation. Friendships are strengthened further through religious school and other social activities.

Our teens are involved in an active Youth Group. Your teenagers will be warmly welcomed as new members.

Kibbutz Katan

Our Kibbutz Katan group directs activities for our younger members and their families, including: monthly Friday Night Young Family Shabbat Services, monthly Saturday Morning Tot Shabbat services, monthly Sunday School Katan classes, Family Havdalah services and Holiday-themed get-togethers for families with young children.

Kibbutz Katan programs are open to all young Jewish children and their families in the Western suburbs. While most Kibbutz Katan expenses are underwritten by (read more)

Rosh Hodesh Girls Group

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! is a values-based, experiential Jewish program for pre-teen and teenage girls in grades 6-12 that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity. It is the first Jewish program to pro-actively address two well-documented trends:

  • Many girls drop out of Jewish programming after Bat Mitzvah
  • Girls' self-esteem plummets as they enter adolescence.

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! draws on Jewish teachings and (read more)

Scout Shabbat

Each year, Congregation Beth Shalom proudly offers a Scout Shabbat, celebrating our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. All scouts attending this service in uniform will receive a special patch.

In addition, we encourage our scouts to work during the year to earn their Religion Emblems. If you have received this during the year, then Scout Shabbat is a time to have it officially bestowed by the Rabbi, and for you to proudly wear it and show off. More info on earning these emblems can be (read more)

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