WESteens Programs

For grades 8 -12:

  • Manhigut Teen Leadership Program and Religious Action Center Trip:
    We are in the process of developing an exciting teen program here at WES with Rabbi Nadia and Rachel Oshrin. This will include classes in teen leadership twice a month. These classes are open for kids in 8th grade and up.
    Our teen trip to The Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. will take place January 26-29. This trip is for teens in 9th grade and up. At the Religious Action Center, students learn about social justice issues and learn about lobbying. The students write speeches that they deliver Monday morning to their congress people on the Hill. Stay tuned for more information on these programs.
  • Madrichim Program: We invite all children of members ages 13 and up to become Madrichim, assistant teachers on either Tuesday evenings 4-6 pm or Saturdays during Kef Kids. Please let me know if your teen is interested in becoming a Madrich.

Youth Groups And Volunteer Opportunities

We have two youth group programs here at WES.  Our Teen Senior Youth Group for 8th graders and up, and our Junior Youth Group for grades 4-7.

These groups will be led by Rabbi Nadia and various teachers in our JFLL/Kef Kids program. The goal of the youth program is to create community amongst our students. Friends of students who are not WES members may attend certain events. Approximately once a month we will have fun and engaging events such as: bowling, Havdalah and a movie, or working at a soup kitchen.

Students in grades 6 and up may volunteer to work with the youth program during the High Holidays, Chanukkah, and Purim for community service credit.


For more information, please contact Rabbi Nadia Gold 212-579-0777 ext. 222 (ngold [at] westendsynagogue.org).


190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: admin [at] westendsynagogue.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism

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