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Join us for...

  • Teen led programs during the High Holy Days

  • Boxes of delicious and fun items to engage your spirit, hands, heart and tummy!

  • Shared experiences to transcend our times.

This programming was created in partnership between Contra Costa Midrasha, Congregation B'nai Shalom, Netivot Shalom, USY, and more.  Any Jewish teens in grades 8 -12 are invited to participate! Programs are lead and designed for teens, but open to all.


All programming happens online.  Zoom IDS's will be published on this website the Monday preceding each event.

A HUGE thanks to Congregation B'nai Shalom for spearheading this project and providing fiscal sponsorship, with additional support provided Netivot Shalom. Thanks for supporting our teens! 

Bay Area Wide
Teen High Holy Days Programming
September 2021

Elul Prep Workshops: Sept. 9th (6- 715pm) & Sept. 16th @ 830pm

features hands-on workshops for teens including Slam Poetry, Prose Writing, Music, and Theatre taught by guest artists. Teens will pick which of four workshops (taught by local experts) they want to attend, all with the goal of creating a piece that can be shared or recorded for one of the upcoming Teen High Holiday programs.

Zoom Information - Sept. 16th @ 8:30pm:

Theatre and Book of Jonah with David (a special High Holiday program): Join on Zoom by clicking here:

Rosh Hashanah Teen Seder, Sept. 19th from 530-645pm combines teen (grades 8-12) voices, food, and art for an afternoon of High Holiday gathering, reflecting, and looking forward. This is a time for teens to express their creativity, be in community, and celebrate the entrance of the New Year. Teens have the option of simply joining the Zoom room or adding on the food basket and/or art kit. We are partnering with Grand Bakery to supply the food and Aran's Art Studio to create the art kits. All boxes will be delivered on Sept. 17 or 18th.  Join on Zoom at:

Rosh Hashanah Virtual Guided Hike, Sept. 20th @ 1pm invites teens onto an urban trek. The hike will be a chance for active prayer, meditation, time in nature, reflection and discussion. Each teen can take a walk around their neighborhood with family or friends while on a conference call or Zoom video with others, or without technology. A guide book for teens can be downloaded from below. 

Teen Virtual Havdalah Dance Party on Sept. 26th @ 7pm is a chance to share in a communal Havdalah, followed by a virtual dance party! A chance to celebrate the New Year, while also meeting new teens.  Zoom with us @

Yom Kippur - Jonah & YK for Sept. 28th We invite you to engage with the Book of Jonah with these two online materials, as well as a guided plan (below) to download for discussion amongst family and/or friends!