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Teen Opportunities

Teens in 8th through 12th grade have lots of opportunities to stay Jewishly connected. For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Rabbi Goldberg. 

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Religious School Madrich/Madricha

Students in 9th grade and above can return to volunteer in our Religious School as a madrich/a (teaching assistant). Teens are eligible to receive community service hours. For more information, contact Cantor Sklar

Teen Collab and JewishU

Teen Collab is a creative and dynamic educational experience for teens (grades 8–10) interested in deepening their Jewish identity, taking their Jewish education to the next level, and meeting other Jewish teens across Westchester.

The program is made up of three modules (fall, winter, and spring) and takes place on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm at JCC Mid-Westchester and includes dinner. Each module has multiple tracks, which means you get to pick what you learn! For more information and to register for the Teen Collab, click here

JewishU is a program for 11th and 12th graders in which they take college-level Jewish classes (accredited by top universities) at the JCCMW to earn college credit. Click here for more information. 


In partnership with other local synagogues, we sponsor Simcha BBYO, a youth group for Jewish teens.  Our program is dedicated to offering teens the opportunity to connect with one another, make a difference in the world, celebrate their Jewish heritage, and travel the world together. Events are planned by teens, for teens, and programming ranges from fun activities like ice skating and camping overnights, to communal Shabbat celebrations and leadership trainings. A parent, advisor, or regional staff­ member is always on hand to ensure safety and health. More information is available at Hudson Valley Region BBYO.


J-Teen Leadership is a teen-led, adult-supported, community service program for Jewish high school students based in Westchester, NY. For more information, see their JTeen Instagram


All KTI teens are eligible for $3,000 scholarships for summer trips to Israel. For more information, visit RootOne.

Leaders for Tomorrow (American Jewish Committtee)

LFT is AJC's education and advocacy program for teens that empowers young Jews to speak up for Israel and the Jewish people. LFT helps high school students develop a strong Jewish identity and trains them as advocates for Israel, and to be voices against antisemitism. Click here to apply for the Westchester/Fairfield cohort.  

Special Events

KTI offers special teen events throughout the year, including Shabbat dinners, Hanukkah parties, antisemitism seminars through the ADL and more. Stay tuned to our weekly newsletter for updates.

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