If you would like more information about enrolling in Yachad, please email yachad@cbebk.org.

Dual Language (K-1st Grade)

For students whose household is dual language and/or attended a dual language preschool. Classes are offered on Thursdays at an additional fee.

K-2 Saturday Yachad Camp

Camp-like, mixed-age experiences, for younger siblings of T/S students. Students may attend after Saturday morning classes, and can be picked up with 3-6th grade siblings at 12:15pm.

Student Committee

Monthly meeting for 3rd – 12th graders input and guidance on a program designed for them!

BESTY

BBESTY stands for Beth Elohim Senior Temple Youth, a teen run youth group at CBE. BESTY plans monthly programming for 9th-12th graders at CBE and within the wider Brooklyn community. Our programming consists of events that focus on social justice, Jewish connection/culture, and sometimes our events are just social! We are the local level under the organization NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth), and are a part of the New York Area Region (NFTY-NAR).

BESTY Jr.

BESTY Jr. is our youth group for middle schoolers from CBE and the greater Brooklyn community. BESTY Jr. events are typically based around having fun and meeting other Jewish middle schoolers. We also run a variety of social justice based events, which are great for fulfilling volunteer hours or just doing good for our community alongside friends. We host BESTY Jr. events 4 times a year and hope to see you there!

Volunteer Madrichim Leadership Program (8th Grade)

The Madrichim Program is open to high school students who are excited to enhance their knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew, and are enthusiastic about developing meaningful relationships with our students by serving as role models in the classroom. Madrichim (“leaders” in Hebrew) not only aid teachers in the classroom, but act as leaders at CBE. All madrichim receive monthly training in education and leadership development, and are supervised and coached by the Madrichim Program Supervisor, Kate Meltzer. Madrichim will be paid or receive school community service credit to work in classrooms with Yachad teachers and students.

Group for Male Identifying 7th graders

Male identifying 7th graders have the opportunity during their Jewish studies elective to explore what masculinity means to them and how that intersects with their Jewish identity. Students will be lead by a male mentor to dive deeper into their day to day experiences as well as broader topics impacting these students.

Group for Female Identifying 7th and 12th graders (7th and 12th Grade)

This group meets one Sunday a month at CBE. We use Jewish teachings and practices, to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, creative ritual, games, and drama, the girls and their leader draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore the issues tweens and teens care about most. For more information, click here.

Group for LGBTQIA+ 7th Graders

This group meets one Sunday a month at CBE. We use Jewish teachings and practices, to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, creative ritual, games, and drama, the girls and their leader draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore the issues tweens and teens care about most. For more information, click here.

Parent Affinity Groups

Group meetings for families with multiple identities within the Yachad community. Groups can relate to: LGBTQIA+, interfaith, BIPOC, neurodiverse and special needs, grandparent/close friends, new To Yachad, teen parents. Meeting monthly or bi-monthly (committee decided).

Monthly Jewish Parenting program

Yachad K – 2nd grade parents and caregivers are invited to come together, once a month. We’ll learn from our ancient and modern Jewish texts, as well as from each other, guided by Director of Yachad and Family Engagement Tehilah Eisenstadt. Parents have found it helpful to discuss parenting in these particular times through a Jewish lens and in community. K – 2nd grade students can attend Camp Yachad while you get some grown up time!