Youth Programs at BJI

Attention Teen Leaders! Complete the Following Forms to get engaged in the upcoming youth programs @ BJI. 

Youth Program Form 1

Youth Program Form 2


Beth Jacob is The Home to OC NCSY,  the premiere teen youth movement of the Orthodox Union.  Contact Rav Yitzchak or Elaina Estreicher or for NCSY CLICK HERE.  


See the NCSY & Jr. NCSY Calendar Below for Upcoming event Details!


And Speaking of NCSY...


For the first time in BJI history, we will be opening our very own Jr. NCSY chapter! Our middle-schoolers will be participating in Jr NCSY events locally and throughout the west coast. Be on the lookout for future mailings about this exciting opportunity for our young future leaders!


There's more! Our new middle school Chanichim Leadership Program will be launched this fall! Our 6th-8th graders will train and learn what it means to be a leader, while earning scholarships for various programs. 


And Coming Soon…


NCSY tots: Preschool Children

A wonderful Shabbat experience in which preschoolers and their parents learn prayers, sing, dance, play and tell stories for Shabbat themed fun! Children set a Shabbat table and have a grape juice and challah snack.11:00 AM-11:30 AM. Meet on playground or Olam classroom. Led by Youth staff.


Ne'arei NCSY: Grades K-2

Children participate in an age appropriate shabbat service, learn lessons of the parsha, play shabbat themed games and enjoy the weekly sedra scene performance. Snacks provided. 10:45-11:10. Led by Rabbi Mike Donovan. Meet in tent.


Cochavei NCSY: Grades 3-5

A more advanced shabbat service among friends, followed by torah lessons from the weekly parsha. Group ends with a snack and sedra scene performance.10:45-11:10. Led by Joe Bader. Meet in tent.


Chanichim Leadership Program: Grades 6th-8th

Through BJI's leadership training program, our middle-schoolers can elect to join one of several leadership groups including: Shabbat group assistants, 'Sedra Scene' players or discussion team based on parsha themed text. Chanichim Program participants will earn points for scholarships toward Israel trips, Jewish camps, Jr. NCSY Shabbatonim and other Jewish programs.


Madrichim Leadership Program: Grades 9th-12th

Madrichim who participate in our training program will take on leadership roles in various BJI programs, including our Shabbat programs. In addition, those who choose to participate in the mentorship program will have the opportunity to mentor our Chanichim participants.  The goals for this program are to cultivate our youth leadership, create a sense of community among our BJI teens, and provide our teens with the spiritual foundation to become leaders in the greater Jewish community. Madrichim participants will earn points for scholarships toward Israel trips, Jewish camps, NCSY Shabbatonim and other Jewish programs.


The Beth Jacob Youth Commission


President: Karin Hepner



Keren Wolf

Martin Goodman

Anna Berdy

Melissa Reiner

Stephanie Gavshon

Dr. Hilary Buff Greenwood


Interested in getting involved in the BJI Youth Program?

Our Children Need YOU!

Volunteer for the youth commission, assist with a youth program, help with fundraising to support the program, help in any other way!

Contact Karin Hepner.



NCSY & Jr. NCSY Calendar

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778