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8th-12th graders at B'nai Israel have the opportunity to participate in our wide range of unique teen programs, which help them form friendships with their peers and deepen their connection to Judaism. There are many ways for teens to get involved, so there is something that is right for everyone! Please contact Rachel Chancellor, Director of Youth Engagement, if you have questions or would like more information.


B'nai Israel Senior Youth (BISY) is CBI's youth group, open to all 8th-12th graders. BISY hosts events throughout the year, all of which are decided by the teens.

One of BISY's most popular traditions are their Shul-Ins. Shul-Ins are sleepovers at the temple. These events are always planned by teens, include dinner and breakfast, and are adult-supervised.

BISY also hosts elections for BISY Board every year, which is a great opportunity to volunteer at CBI and create youth group events for peers. It looks great on resumes and college applications!

BISY is a great opportunity for teens to continue their friendships and form new friendships after their B'nai Mitzvahs. Email Rachel Chancellor if you have any questions.


B'nai Israel's Hadracha program, open to all 8th-12th graders, is an opportunity to gain leadership skills, connect with friends, and act as role model to the younger generation at B'nai Israel. 

Hadracha staff can work with any grade (pre-K/K – 7th), with Judaica and/or Hebrew, or help with a Chugim option. Hadracha can help in the library, with cooking, in the garden,  or in the office. 

Participating in the Hadracha program includes leadership development trainings. These trainings are catered to the needs of the Hadracha staff. Lunch is always provided at these trainings, and Hadracha are able to connect with their peers about challenges and successes in their respective roles.

All 8th-12th graders are invited to apply for the Hadracha program at any time during the year! Email Rachel Chancellor if you have questions.


Confirmation, open to all 10th graders, is an important step toward lifelong Jewish learning. This program seeks to answer students’ questions and help them experience how Jewish values help shape their own lives. The class is based on topics important to students. The confirmation class is led by Rabbi Mona Alfi. More information can be found here.

For information about Confirmation, please contact Rabbi Alfi.  

NFTY Central West Region: Upcoming Events

Join NFTY Central West Region for West Coast Party on February 17th-20th. We are looking to hit our maximum registration amount of 250 teens, so please sign your teen up as soon as possible! Registration closes on February 6th. This event is a teen-powered weekend open to all 9th-12th graders. Join us for a retreat full of exciting programs, meaningful tefillah experiences, and lots of NFTY/camp fun with new and old friends. Find out more information and register here!

Rachel Chancellor can help arrange carpools for those from B'nai Israel who are attending. Scholarships are available through B'nai Israel or through the West Coast Party registration site. Please reach out to Rachel Chancellor if you have any questions. See your teen there!

Look stylish and represent BISY with BISY's new BISY Bee Croc jibbitz!

BISY is selling BISY Bee Croc jibbitz for $5 each. BISY is beginning to sell this merch item at the Hanukkah Sugar-חי Shul-In. on December 3rd. If you are unable to make it, you can purchase them by emailing Rachel Chancellor.



Please fill out the following form to register your 8th-12th grader for Kesher for the 2022-2023 school year. 




Tuition fees for each grade cover BISY (B'nai Israel Senior Youth), our Hadracha leadership program, and any other teen events. The fee for 10th grade also includes Confirmation costs. Please see below for details.

  • 8th–9th grades - $360

  • 10th grade - $635 (includes Confirmation)

  • 11th–12th grades - $220


Kesher scholarships are available for any teens who register. Please contact Leslie Oberst, the Executive Director, if you have questions about scholarships.


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