This program kicks off in January 2021! 

The Teen Social Justice Leadership Program empowers teens through a teen-led, and teen-driven leadership program, dedicated to

  1. bringing Netivot Shalom teens together in safe and fun settings to identify, explore and address issues they deem most important, and 
  2. providing a platform for teens to voice their opinions and lead efforts within the larger shul community.

Topics of importance include, but are not limited to, racial justice and the BLM movement and climate change. The leadership program will include educational, action-oriented, sustainability, and volunteer/work components.

For more information, contact Rebecca Goodman, Youth and Family Education Director at yfed@netivotshalom.org.


Post-COVID-19, we look forward to rebooting our Madrichim program where teens have opportunities to work staffing youth programs at Netivot Shalom. This includes our after-school programs, Shabbat and holiday childcare. 

If you are interested in more information, contact Rebecca Goodman, Youth and Family Education Director at yfed@netivotshalom.org. 

Youth Group Activities

Post bnei mitzvah teens, 8th – 12th graders, are invited to participate in monthly social gatherings. Some gatherings will celebrate the season or holidays and all gatherings will build fun and community.

Formerly the East Bay USY, we are calling our group YFJ, Young Fresh and Jewish. You can find us on Facebook here.

This spring, we welcome two advisors, Sarah Benchimol and Sylvie Rosen, who will be leading monthly events as well as staffing USY retreats.

Our spring dates include:
– Sunday Feb. 9, Tu B’Shevat Seder activity, 6-8pm
– Friday-Sunday Feb. 14-16 (USY shabbaton– see below)
– Sunday March 15
– Sunday April 19
– Saturday May 2

Details coming. If you have questions, write to:  eastbayusy@gmail.com.

USY Regional Events and links

While we are not officially a USY chapter, we are affiliated with the New Frontier Region, and our teens are welcome to participate in regional events. 

Reach out to USY directly for more information: New Frontier USY | 408-892-2732 | https://www.newfrousy.org

*The Teen Social Justice Leadership Program is part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative, with support provided by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Jim Joseph Foundation, and additional local funders

Jewish Community Federation
Jim Joseph Foundation