Not Your Typical High School Club

1115bjekiddishMany teens have been a part of the Bureau of Jewish Education’s (BJE) community since childhood… for some it may be their first experience with the organization. Either way, BJE wants everyone to know just how welcome they are.

It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that BJE announces some upcoming changes to its program structure.

There is no better way to reach Jewish teens than to go to where they are—in school. Across the United States, high school Jewish clubs have created an incredible sense of community, participation and excitement amongst teens. In just eight years, over 5,000 Jewish teens have found their identity through their school clubs and are becoming leaders, inspiring their friends, and discovering the variety of experiences they can have as Jewish youth. This year, in partnership with Jewish Student Connection (JSC) and local Jewish students, BJE has established five Jewish clubs in local high schools. It’s important to make our teens aware of all the wonderful Jewish opportunities they have within our community and beyond. By motivating teens to be leaders in their schools, bringing in Jewish professionals to present further opportunities, creating bonds of friendship, and of course, food, BJE is excited to be reaching more Jewish teens than ever before. This year, BJE will be in the following schools: OCSA, Northwood, Irvine, Fountain Valley and Corona del Mar. If your teen is interested in starting a club at their school, please contact them!

TALIT Nation will continue to thrive as we serve 8th-12th graders in our community. Retreats, Young Philanthropy, leadership opportunities and Shabbat experiences will be plentiful this year. We hope to see you there!

Please feel free to stop by and visit us any time—our doors are always open.  _

Email us at becca@bjeoc.org or visit www.bjeoc.org. For more information
on JSC, visit www.myjsc.org.  

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