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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 2020

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 will be provided to use with or without technology.  Join on Zoom at:

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.

Yom Kippur - Jonah Theatre Re-Enactment on Sept. 28th where teens will re-enact the story of Jonah! This pre-recorded video will utilize the creative writings of teens into an edited piece that reflects on the Jonah story, with particular attention to the voices we don't usually think about in the story. The working title, “What did the Whale Think” will be lead by David Neufeld with teen participants and will also have online materials for reflection. If we can figure out a time, we could also do a live session of sharing the video followed by discussion and deeper Torah study.

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