Register your children for fun and exciting Jewish Youth Group Events!
Click HERE for the 2014-2015 registration form.

Temple Beth El is looking for two dynamic adults for part-time junior youth group advisor positions.  Youth group advisors will work with either our 4th/5th grade youth group or our 6th/7th grade youth group to plan and implement amazing identity-building programs for Jewish kids.  For more details, email Dara Gever, Director of Youth Engagement

Temple Beth El is thrilled to honor the largest class of graduating high school seniors at the Friday night service on May 16th.  Before the service, graduates gathered for pictures with the clergy; the graduates sat at the front of the sanctuary in their caps and gowns throughout the service.  During the service, a picture of the seniors’ kindergarten “Consecration” was projected into the front of the sanctuary.  After the service, Temple Beth El honored the seniors with a cake.  Temple Beth El wishes all of our outstanding seniors the very best as they embark on their next life chapters!

"Got Camp, Will Travel,"
by Nathalie Malter, Youth Engagement Committee

Read: TBE Youth Rocks the Nation by Nathalie Malter

For the third straight year according to NFTY (North American Temple Youth), Temple Beth El had the most teen participants attend a regional convention, more than any other temple in the Southeast area (SAR), and we are not even the largest temple in the region!  We also set a record by sending 47 TBE students to Fall Kallah in Atlanta and helped create a new youth record of 326 participants! 

Sterling Volunteers Needed This Summer

Do a Mitzvah from the comfort of your own home by helping with Sterling Elementary School "Take Home Work" for the summer. This involves simple repetitive tasks such as cutting out cards and placing them in baggies, printing sight words etc.. that Sterling teachers need done before the beginning of the next school year.

Adults who  have some television time or high school kids in need of volunteer hours please notify Linda Hindel, 704-543-9190 (home), 704-564-0744 (cell).  Linda will arrange the work drop off and pick up of work.

Click HERE for a letter from Dara Gever, Director of Youth Engagement
and this year's advisor information

Click HERE for the Youth Engagement Brochure

Click HERE for the article, "The Push and Pull of Teen Engagement."

Click HERE for the article, "We Are Engaged from Tot Shabbat to College Connection!"


We are excited for our new, fun, and exciting programs and events. We hope to see you around soon!  It’s not too late to join TBE’s fabulous youth groups and take full advantage of everything we have going on this year.  Spread the word to all of your friends to register NOW for TBE’s youth groups. We offer 5 different groups: KatanTY K1, KatanTY 23, KatanTY 45, LIBERTY 67 and LIBERTY, our 8th-12th grade Temple Youth Group (TYG). These programs offer fun, educational, and meaningful Jewish experiences.  These youth are the future of the Jewish community and it is vital for us to provide them with fun, exciting Jewish experiences. Join your friends and join the fun!  I can’t wait to see you all at our AWESOME events!  For more information, contact Dara Gever at or call 704-749-3049.

Click on the links below for details on each Temple Youth Group (TYG).

KatanTY K1

KatanTY 23

KatanTY 45



TYG Descriptions

KatanTY K1 provides a preview to our youth groups for students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. KATANTY K1 provides our youngest youth group participants with great social activities designed to get Jewish kids together outside of the classroom.

KatanTY 23 is a first taste of youth group for students in 2nd and 3rd grades. KATANTY 23 provides our youngest youth group participants with great social activities designed to get Jewish kids together outside of the classroom.

KatanTY 45 is an opportunity for FUN for 4th and 5th graders! Come check out our movie night, Chanukah party, mystery field trips and much more. We meet a number of times throughout the year and always have a great time.

LIBERTY 67 is Temple Beth El's group for our 6th and 7th graders. LIBERTY 67 has great social programs, an all-night lock-in and a social action event as well. As our next generation of youth leaders, LIBERTY 67 members also have the opportunity to go to Hatikvah Kallah, a regional event attended by Reform Jewish 7th and 8th graders from around the region.

LIBERTY (Life In Beth El Reform Temple Youth) is our flagship youth group for teens in 8th - 12th grades.  LIBERTY  is a student-led group that meets on a regular basis for programs that are fun, creative, and worthwhile. LIBERTYites also travel to regional conventions throughout the year to spend time with Jewish teens from around the southeast. Imagine a Hanukkah party like no other. Imagine rock climbing with your friends. Imagine havdallah with everyone's voices lifted high, just as the sun goes down. Imagine creating your own meaningful Shabbat service. Imagine volunteering and making the world a better place. Imagine LIBERTY.

HaKesher: The College Connection at Temple Beth El
is a bridge between our hometown Jewish community and our college students who are growing and learning all over the world. HaKesher is sponsored by the Youth Committee, helps students stay in touch with TBE and with the Jewish community once they are out on their own.


Help support TBE Youth!
Temple Beth El provides some awesome opportunities to HELP!!!!:

  • Support TBE Youth by making donations to our Youth Funds and Scholarships to make camp, conventions, and special opportunities more affordable.  Help us send our fabulous youth to awesome camps and amazing regional conventions!
  • Purchase some of our amazing LIBERTY t-shirts
  • Buy some of our beautiful Jewish Art Cards designed solely by our Temple Beth El Youth artists!  All proceeds benefit Temple Beth El Youth Programs.  We will have other various TBE Youth Fundraisers throughout the year - if you have any connections or ideas, please contact Dara Gever.
  • Grab a bagel and a schmear!  Every Sunday that Religious School is in session, our Youth Committee will be selling bagels and cream cheese ($2.00) and juice boxes ($.50)!  This makes a perfect pre- or post- Religious School snack! The bagel bar will be open from 10:15am-11am…between sessions!  Come get yours this Sunday!
  • VOLUNTEER! Without the help of AWESOME parents our events would not have gone so smoothly! Please let your advisors know that you would like to help chaperone an event!

To RSVP or to ask any questions, please contact Dara Gever, Youth Director, at or call 704-749-3049.