BESTY 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). To learn more, visit our Instagram or email our Teen Director Haley Breskin at

Other teen options include weekly classes with clergy and lead educators, Moving Traditions affinity groups for female-identifying, male-identifying, and LGBTQIA+ teens (join as many as feels right to you), and Madrichim (teen professional development program).

Register for the BESTY/NFTY-NAR Scavenger Hunt – October 16 from 2 PM to 4 PM


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! To find out more, reach out to our Teen Director Haley Breskin at