Teen Track & L'Taken Trip (Grades 9-12)

High school students this year participated in a 4-day L'Taken Social Justice Program in Washington DC from Feb. 28 - March 2, 2020. Scroll down for photos!

  • They will also meet monthly at CBST, to learn and debate Jewish perspectives on contemporary topics, Jewish decision making, and the history of American Jewish activism.
  • New Dinner & Discussion series with Rabbi Kleinbaum for grades 11-12 and a Madrichim Program for grades 9-12.

Monthly Study Sessions (March-June) led by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, (November - Feb) led by CRRI, Benjamin Dyme
Students may choose to join one of the following groups for the year:

Shabbat Afternoon 1:30-3:00 pm
Students are encouraged to come early and eat with the CBST community at Kiddush lunch.
* Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 22
Feb 28 - March 2 L'Taken Social Justice Program 
ONLINE: Mar 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 16, June 13 & 27
* To be eligible for L'Taken, students
must attend 3 out of 4 sessions prior to the trip

Register Now
Pay Tuition Online
(tuition includes monthly Shabbat sessions and L'Taken trip: all RAC workshops, museum fees, all meals, and all transportation: trains NY-DC-NY and to/from all trip locations.)

At L’Taken, teens from across North America converged on Washington, DC, for four days of advocacy and action.
Students spent the weekend learning about major social justice issues and the Jewish values that inform our advocacy, culminating on Monday when everyone headed to Capitol Hill to lobby their representatives in Congress on an issue of their choice.

In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), CBST teens had the opportunity to apply Jewish perspectives and mobilize around issues like reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, climate change, Israel, health care, and more. They spent time meeting new people, exploring Washington, DC, and traveling to Capitol Hill to make their voices heard! 

For CBST teens, this was an especially exciting opportunity...before CBST's Senior Rabbi Kleinbaum came to CBST, she piloted this program (which was later called L'Taken) at the RAC. She designed it to grow young Jewish adults’ social and political consciousness, to help them understand how our government works, and to take thoughtful and empowered roles in their government and their society. Rabbi Kleinbaum, CRRI Ben Dyme, Executive Director Yolanda Potasinski, and Principal Jennifer Kleinbaum attended.

Below are some photos from the 2020 trip:

**NEW** Grades 11-12 ONLY - Dinner & Discussion series with Rabbi Kleinbaum
3 Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

March 4, April 1, and May 6
Tuition: $250
What does it mean to take your place as a Jewish adult? What are Jewish and LGBTQ values? What does it look like for you to change the world in the moment in history we find ourselves today? These questions are far easier answered over pizza with your Senior Rabbi! Join Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum for this dinner series, as an exclusive opportunity for our most advanced students to continue their Jewish journey as college and life moves them into new communities. 
To sign-up e-mail Jennifer Kleinbaum, Limmud Principal at jkleinbaum@cbst.org

Grades 9-12 - Teen Madrichim Program
Twice monthly on Limmud b'Shabbat, 10 am - 12:30 pm (Beginning Nov 9th)
From students to teachers! Teens will be matched with a Limmud classroom as a volunteer teacher's assistant. In addition to our profound appreciation and the satisfaction of helping others, students receive a gift card right before Chanukah and Pride – attendance based bonuses also available.
To indicate interest and receive individual classroom assignments, e-mail Jennifer Kleinbaum, Limmud Principal at jkleinbaum@cbst.org