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Youth

David Lizzo with Club 45Temple Beth Am's programs encourage middle school youth and high school teens to be socially active in Jewish settings, both at Temple Beth Am and at venues throughout Seattle. 

Our youth groups are proud members of the Reform Movement's North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Temple Beth Am belongs to NFTY's Northwest Region, which consists of youth groups in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the province of British Columbia. 

 

Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY): 
9th to 12th Graders

BATY Tri Temple Shul In 2017Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY) is a teen-led youth group for 9th through 12th graders headed by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo. “BATYites” forge and build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community-building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming.

Programs may include evening events, skiing, Shabbaton Shul-Ins, attending a national leadership camp with hundreds of Jewish teens from across North America, making a difference in someone's life with a mitzvah project, concerts, or social action. The goals of BATY are to instill Jewish identity, increase synagogue participation among high school youth, foster long-term commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism, and create today the Reform Jewish congregants of tomorrow.

Asefa BATY Group Photo

BATY has an incredible 2017-2018 season planned, with over 50 individuals attending events and our NFTY Spring Kallah at Camp Kalsman. Our relationship-driven program has come a long way in building the youth culture at Temple Beth Am this year, and we look forward to another exciting year. 

Please contact David Lizzo, Director of Youth Engagement, with any questions.

 

Upcoming Events:

Sha-Boat Shalom
Friday, April 27, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Drop off/pick up at Fisherman’s Terminal
Cost: $30
An evening dinner cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Includes dinner, service, fun, and engaging programs. Register here.

Lag b’Omer BBQ and Bonfire
Saturday, May 5, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Golden Gardens Park, Shelter #1
Cost: $15
BATY hosts our annual Lag b’Omer party on the beach at Golden Gardens. Join BATYites and teens from all over Seattle for a night of fun, food, and fire. Register here.

Scholarships for all programs are available upon request. Email Beth Am Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo if you are interested.


Junior Beth Am Temple Youth (jBATY): 
6th to 8th Graders

jBATY Kick Off 2017All of Temple Beth Am's 6th - 8th graders are invited to be a part of our Junior Youth Group programs and events, held throughout the school year combining social fun, tikkun olam, and spirituality. Some events are huge and include Jewish tweens from all over the greater Seattle area, some are smaller and include tweens just from TBA.

Our most popular annual events include the limo scavenger hunts and movie nights. All programs are planned by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo, with input from the students and the senior youth groupers as well as the other Reform congregations.

Please contact David Lizzo, Director of Youth Engagement, with any questions about this group.

Upcoming Events:

NFTY NW 67 Kallah
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, 
April 22
URJ Camp Kalsman, 
Arlington, WA
Cost: $160 until Wednesday, March 28; $190 until Wednesday, April 11; $220 until space is filled

Attention 6th and 7th graders! Have you heard about NFTY Northwest Regional Events and wondered what that’s all about? Well, we have a special event just for you. Sign up for NFTY NW 67 Kallah, an incredible weekend at Camp Kalsman with all of your jBATY friends, as well as other 6th and 7th graders from all around our region.

  • Participate in our first ever full weekend event for 6th and 7th graders
  • Make a difference with a hands-on social action project
  • Share your talents and cheer on your friends at the annual talent show

Register here. Email Beth Am Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo with any questions.

 jBATY Closing Event: A "Sundae" Cruise
Sunday, April 29, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Drop off/pick up at South Lake Union Park
Cost: $20 (includes lunch, transportation, boat ride, and your choice of ice cream treat)
jBATY is closing out the year with a one-of-a-kind experience! We're combining two amazing events into one: ice cream sundaes and a super cool boat cruise on Lake Union! Enjoy an ice cream treat as we take a guided tour of Lake Union and all it has to offer: floating homes, a spy boat, and much, much more. 
Don't miss out on this chance to share a sweet treat with all of your jBATY friends one last time before we break for the summer. Register here.

Scholarships for all programs are available upon request. Email Beth Am Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo if you are interested.


Club 45: 
4th to 5th Graders

Club 45 Kick Off 2017Club 45 is a newer group for Temple Beth Am students in 4th or 5th grade who want more than just the Religious School experience. It’s a chance to hang out with your RS friends in a fun, exciting environment and is the precursor to our flagship youth groups jBATY (6th - 8th grade) and BATY (9th - 12th grade). We will be holding two to three events over the year, come check it out! 

Please contact David Lizzo, Director of Youth Engagement, with any questions about this group.

 

Upcoming Events:

Club 45 Closing Event: Dive In Movie
Saturday, May 12, 5:45 - 8:00 PM
Drop off at Queen Anne Pool
Cost: $20
Club 45 is closing out the year with its most popular recurring event! Grab your water wings and goggles and bring your friends to the Queen Anne pool for an evening of swimming, swinging (they have a super cool rope swing), and cinematic fun! Register here.

Scholarships for this event is available upon request. Email Beth Am Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo if you are interested.