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.


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“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” ― Brad Meltzer

“Be kind to one another. Bye, bye.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

A year to remember, with giggles, laughter, new and old friends, and a Youth Group that will live strong. We had an amazing year that was filled with activities that were new and, of course the oldies but goodies, AKA candy sushi and chocolate Seders. I want to thank Gonen and his amazing and wonderful team of teachers who were not only a huge help, but helped make the program a success!

All my YG friends, I look forward to seeing you again in September and ready to go for another fun filled year of exciting and fun times ahead. Have a great summer and be safe! If you want to drop me an email or send a letter over the summer, please do so! I would love to hear from you!

Yasher Koach to the following Youth Group leaders who have given their efforts and time to the weekly meetings and weekends temple events: Julia Roman, David Sklar, Sara Esterow.

I would also like to extend Yasher Koach to Reb Beni. What an exciting first year he had! He and his family have entered into TBR’s doors with open arms and he’s made it such a pleasure to work with and get to know him and his family! I’m looking forward to many more fun times ahead. I would also like to welcome Vadim and his family to TBR and wish him wonderful times ahead in his new journey! Wishing Cantor Faith well wishes in her future and thank you to Hillary Posner, Judy White, Nancy Wellington, Kris Len, and the custodial staff as well as all of the wonderful contributors of our congregation, a special thank you to all.

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

L’shanah XX

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

Wrapping up another fun-filled year of Youth Group & Religious School!