The TBR Youth Group is an inclusive social organization for children and teens from Kindergarten through High school from multiple neighboring towns. Our Youth Group Director, Jana Schwartz, offers programs during the monthly meetings with fun themes or festive meals, weekend events, leadership programs, and volunteer opportunities which promote Jewish values. 

TBR Youth Group has something for everyone!  A great Jewish experience and opportunities to foster a close identity with Israel through stories, games, field trips, Shabbat experiences, social events, and exposure to Jewish and Israeli culture. Contact Jana Schwartz, Director for membership information.



A year to remember, with laughter, new and old friends, and a Youth Group that will live strong. We had an amazing year that was filled with new activities and the oldies but goodies - AKA candy sushi and chocolate Seders. We have done everything from making a puzzle out of numerous pieces related to Israeli facts, getting to know each other, learning about Israeli landmarks, spending time with our Shilach Shir, and much more. I want to thank Gonen and his wonderful team of teachers who were not only a huge help, but made the program a success!

To all my YG friends, I look forward to seeing you again in September, ready to go for another fun-filled year of exciting adventure. Have a great summer and be safe! I would love to hear from you so please send me an email or a letter to keep me up to speed.

Yasher Koach to the following Youth Group leaders who have given their time to the weekly meetings and weekend temple events:

Julia Roman                      David Sklar                 Spencer Lebov               Mitchel Tesser
Sara Tesser                       Lauren Zoneraich        Olivia Suied                   Olivia Fornasieri
Jonathan Grossman          Michael Grossman       Cooper Greene               Lucy Greene             
Casey Frost

To the following Youth Group leaders who have come through the rank and who now will be off to college, we wish you only the best of luck in college, and don’t forget to keep in touch. Thank you for the 9 years of your involvement in the Youth Group, we love you!

Spencer Lebov - Tulane,                         SaraTesser - University of Michigan,              Lauren Zoneriach - Cornell,
Michael Grossman - still deciding            Lucy Greene - Michigan State

I would also like to extend my thank you to Rabbi Wylen for his support. It has been a pleasure working with you this past year and I hope that you will come back to visit! A special thank you to Cantor Ilan, Hillary Posner, Kris Len, Judy White, Nancy Wellington and the custodial staff as well as all of the wonderful contributors of our congregation. To Gonen, working with you is truly a gift. I appreciate your thoughts and value our friendship. To Rabbi Beni, I look forward to working with you in the upcoming months and welcoming you and your family into our incredible community!

Get those trunks packed and overnight bags ready to go, because summer is right around the corner. Whatever you have planned for the summer, put away all the school and after school programming stress, and enjoy a summer filled with family, friends and good times. I am looking forward to seeing you ALL in September! See you in the fall!

Jana Schwartz, Youth Director/Religious School Teacher  201-891-4466 Extension 209