BE Teens is our new teen engagement program that offers a variety of ways for teens to interact with one another at Congregation Beth Emeth. For 8th-10th Graders, there are two Sunday morning meetings per month. One is a social activity and/or volunteer opportunity, while the other is a more traditional class setting. There are also optional social and volunteer opportunities that take place on Shabbat or weekdays.

Beginning next year, our Confirmation service will take place in 9th Grade. Our Post-Confirmation program will meet monthly with Rabbi Robinson and has been revised to include a combination of volunteer opportunities in our community, special social outings, and sessions with parents and teens together with an eye toward preparing for college, including dealing with antisemitism on campus, a Shabbat at University of Delaware Hillel, and the chance to do L’taken again this year. I hope you’ll sign up. You can register at this link:

Below are BE Teens events that have social activities or volunteer opportunities as part of the programs.Most are Sunday mornings, but there are evening and overnight programs, as well. **Opportunities that are not on Sunday morning are optional and great for service hours and middot points.

  • Sunday 9/10 at 11:00 am: Opening Social and Volunteer with Project Isaiah
  • Sunday 10/1 at 10:00 am: Session on Bystander Training
  • 10/TBD: Volunteer opportunity planting native plants with Sacred Grounds
  • Sunday 11/5 at 10:00 am: Session on Tochecha and Calling People Out
  • Sunday 11/12 at 9:00 am: Camp Day Volunteering
  • Sunday 11/TBD: IFSAC Volunteer Meal Packing for Thanksgiving
  • Saturday 12/2 at 6:00 pm: BETeens Shul-In, Havdallah and Chanukah Party
  • Sunday 1/7 at 10:00 am: Session on Tikkun Olam
  • Tuesday 1/9 at 4:00 pm: Volunteer with Joseph’s Pantry
  • Sunday 1/14 at 9:00 am: Volunteer for Mitzvah Day
  • Sunday 2/4 at 10:00 am: Session on Interfaith Families
  • Sunday 3/3 at 10:00 am: Spring Holiday Cooking
  • Saturday 3/23 at 5:00 pm: Purim Shul-In
  • Sunday 3/24 at 9:00 am: Purim Carnival
  • Sunday 5/5 at 10:00 am: Siyyum
  • Sunday 5/26 at 12:00 pm: Lag B’Omer Bonfire


Below are academic class sessions for 8th-10th Grade Students. Eighth Graders will be with Moret Eliana and 9th and 10th Graders will be with Rabbi Robinson from 10:30-12:00 unless otherwise noted.

  • Sunday 9/17: Confirmation High Holy Day Program and Parents Meeting
  • Sunday 10/15
  • Sunday 11/12: 10th Graders with Rabbi Robinson at 10:30 am while 8th Graders will be expected to help run Camp Day from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
  • Sunday 12/17
  • Sunday 1/14 L’taken Training and Parent Meeting at 11:00 am
  • Sunday 1/21: Class takes place 10:30-11:30.
  • Friday 1/26-Monday 1/29 L’taken
  • Sunday 2/25
  • Sunday 3/17
  • Sunday 4/28
  • Sunday 5/19


Post-Confirmation is for students in 11th Grade and up and meets monthly, most often on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30 am. While a few of the activities overlap with Confirmation students, like the Shul-in, most of these sessions are designed specifically for older students. Sessions marked BETeens BYachad are opportunities for parents to join in learning.

  • Sunday 10/1: BETeens BYachad Session on “Where does Judaism Fit” - Creating new rituals/maintaining traditions
  • Sunday 11/5: BETeens BYachad Session on healthy debate and discussion (How to Disagree)
  • Sunday 11/12 at 9:00 am: Camp Day Volunteering
  • Saturday 12/2 -Sunday 12/3: Havdallah and Chanukah Party
  • Sunday 1/7: BETeens BYachad Session on BDS on college campus (guest speaker)
  • Tuesday 1/9: BETeens BYachad Volunteering at Pantry
  • Friday 1/26- Monday 1/29: L’taken
  • Sunday 2/4: BETeens BYachad Session on healthy dating (guest speaker)
  • Sunday 3/3: BETeens BYachad Session with JFS on caring for elders
  • Saturday 3/23-Sunday 3/24 - Shul-In
  • Sunday 3/24 at 9:00 am: Purim Carnival
  • Friday 4/19: BETeens BYachad UD Hillel Friday Night Experience
  • Friday 5/3: Lead Kabshab and Celebrate Seniors