Junior Youth Groups
TBA has Junior Youth Groups for students of all ages! Our youth groups get together to have fun and build closer friendships. Youth groups provide students with the opportunity to interact informally in a Jewish environment. In addition to building stong bonds among the members, youth group promotes a strong sense of belonging to the Brith Achim community and the Jewish community at large. Whether they are bowling, ice skating, trampolining, or hanging out playing games and watching movies, youth group enriches a students’ experiences and helps to strengthen a positive Jewish identity. Youth group members play a role in such Temple events as the Purim carnival and service project; participate in exciting trips and activities and on occasion, share events with other Reform Temple youth groups.
This year’s calendar of Junior Youth Group events includes:
For 1st and 2nd grades:
Sunday, December 20th, 11:30-1:30 Jewish Snow and Game Day .
Sunday, April 3rd, 11:30-1:30, Movie and Craft Day.
For 3rd and 4th grades:
Sunday, November 22nd, 2-4pm, Get Air Trampoline Park.
Sunday, January 24th, 1:30-3:30pm, Tu B’Shevat Plant Monsters Craft Day
Sunday, April 3rd, 2-4pm, Ice Skating at Center Oaks Ice
For 5th and 6th grades:
Sunday, September 27th, 2-4pm , Sukkot Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream at King of Prussia Mall (pending road availability during papal visit.)
Sunday, December 20th, 2-4pm, Ice Skating at Center Oaks Ice
Sunday, March 6th, 2-4pm, Laser and Blacklight Bowling at Arnold’s
Sunday, May 22nd, 2-4pm, Lag B’Omer Joint Event with 7th and 8th grades
For 7th and 8th grades:
Sunday, October 18th, 10:30-12:30pm, Welcome Back Brunch and Biscuit Baking
Saturday November 21st, 5-8:30pm, Havdallah and Mini-golf at Franklin Square
Saturday, January 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm, Havdallah and Laser and Blacklight Bowling at Arnold’s.
Saturday, February 20th, 5:30-7:30 pm, Havdallah and Games at Dave and Buster’s in Plymouth Meeting
Sunday, April 17th, 2-4pm, Ice Skating at Center Ice
Our Junior Youth Groups feed into BRATY, our Senior Youth Group.
BRATY (Brith Achim Temple Youth)
BRATY is TBA’s youth group for 9th through 12th graders. Monthly meetings and programs are designed to provide friendship, fun, informal Jewish education, and to promote a strong sense of belonging within the Temple. Social action is an important component of programming and includes service to the Temple and the community. BRATY is affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth of the URJ. BRATY teens frequently get together with other Temple youth groups within the Philadelphia area. BRATY is open to non-temple members.