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Teen Program

 

BK TEEN is a energetic, interactive, personal teen experience open to all BK youth in 8th-12th grades.  Alongside the BK Teen leader, BK teens have the opportunity to explore globally relevant topics to help them figure out their 21st century Jewish identity. Recent topics have included:
 
  • The effect of redlining on our current social climate 
  • The 2016 presidential election
  • 613 Mitzvot??? Which ones are relevant in the 21st century
 
Shira Friedman
BK TEEN LEADER
Shira Friedman is BK's new teen leader.  Shira has become an advocate for our teens through her creation of a safe, supportive environment where they can collaborate in an active exploration of what it means to be a Jewish teen in today's world. Shira's bio is below.
My name is Shira Friedman and I am from Huntingdon Valley Pennsylvania. I attended Solomon Schechter Day School in Elkins Park, and Gratz Hebrew High School where I earned my teaching degree. With that I continued to teach Hebrew School in many different synagogues working with children of all ages. I wanted to show children that learning about Judaism could be interesting,creative relevant, and a positive experience, the way Jewish Day School had been for me. At Penn State I joined Hillel as an engagement chair. I loved planning activities and social events for students and helping Hillel expand on campus. As a result of my many wonderful summers as a camper at Jewish camps, I was a counselor for many summers giving back to the community.  I loved the leadership role, working with children, and being creative and innovative with programming. Growing up I was involved in the USY board of my synagogue and planned events for our chapter. I spent a year in Israel where I volunteered at Alyn Hospital working with children with special needs, as well as interned with Birthright at Hebrew University. Being part of the Jewish community has been very crucial and important in my life. I worked at B'nai Keshet last year doing bar/bat mitzvah tutoring, and I am excited to continue as a youth advisor and teacher this year.   
 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! SIGN UP HERE!
Register for BK Teen here! Our one-time annual tuition fee goes directly to making this great program available to our teens. Note: You must log-in as a BK member to register.
 
BK TEEN MEETING TIMES: 
TUESDAY EVENINGS 6:30-8:00 (dinner served)
SUNDAY TRIPS (varies month to month)
 
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS!
What's coming up? Click on the following dates to learn more!
 

 

QUESTIONS? PROGRAM IDEAS? WANT TO JUST KNOW MORE? CONTACT SHIRA at shirabethfriedman@gmail.com 
 
 
 
Tue, October 17 2017 27 Tishrei 5778