At Tamid, we know that teenagers are at an important stage of life – one where self-exploration, asking deep questions, and experimenting are natural. We offer an array of teen programming so that our teens can explore, question and experiment in a safe and supportive environment. Through community service, learning and wrestling with our tradition, travel, and social programs, our teens grow under expert mentorship with decades of youth leadership experience.
Weekly High School Program
We meet on Wednesday nights from 7:15-8:15pm at Rabbi Scott’s home. We have dinner, schmooze, catch up with one another, and spend time studying Jewish values and texts. All in one hour, including dinner and dessert! It is a lot of fun, a great group of teens, and great conversation!
This year, we begin on September 13th. Click here to enroll.
High Schoolers Feed NYC’s Homeless
Once a month, we join the teens from our partner community, Tamid NYC, as we gather together in Manhattan, have dinner, pack meals and supply kits, and then fan out across lower Manhattan to give our packages out to those in need. We usually travel together by train. This fulfills community service hours for schools and clubs. Click here to register.
Mark your calendars now:
October 13 February 10
November 18 March 16
December 16 April 13
January 20 May 18
College Visit Weekend (9th-12th Graders Only)
October 27-29, 2023
Throughout high school, our students hear from their teachers, peers, and administrators about the importance of college in their futures. This college visit weekend helps our student visualize the variety of colleges, campuses, and kinds of students that exist across a broad spectrum of schools. Our visit is less about the specific schools we will see, and is more about the opportunity to get away without parents to ask questions and to see the differences between small/large, public/private, urban/suburban, closed/open campus schools. We will not take official tours, rather we will hear from students who are willing to be totally honest with us about their experiences. We’ll also have a lot of fun, do some sight seeing, shopping, and dining out! Our friends from Tamid NYC will be joining us.
*The cost of the trip is estimated, and will be adjusted based on enrollment.
**The list of schools we plan to visit is in formation.
Annual Teen & Family Social Justice & Service Trip
Save the Date!!!
While high school students can attend this program without parents, 6th and 7th graders need at least one parent to attend. Whole families are welcome to join us! For full details, click here.
While our teen programming at Tamid is outstanding, there are many great ways for our high school students to be Jewishly involved in the broader teen Jewish community. Tamid will connect our teens with some of very the best options:
NFTY – The North American Federation of Temple Youth, the youth movement of Reform Judaism. NFTY offers all teens opportunities to participate in programs at other synagogues, on a regional, national, and international level, including social justice programs, camp retreats, and trips to Europe and Israel.
BBYO – Is a non-denominational Jewish youth group that spans the globe. BBYO is made up of local chapters, of which our teens have many to choose from in Westchester. These chapters join together to have regional events and national events, from social gatherings to justice work.
JTeen – is a project of UJA-Federation of NY and offers teens outstanding opportunities to gain leadership training and skills, as well as to do community service throughout Westchester.
Teaching Assistant Program
Help Teach Our Younger Hebrew School Students (9th-12th)
Our assistant teachers are paid interns who help lead our Hebrew School program by leading classes, teaching, organizing activities, and working one-on-one with kids who need a little extra help.