Youth Groups




Something for Almost Every Age

The Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah proudly sponsors three active youth groups and a thriving basketball program, with teams of different ages competing around Bergen County. Our youth groups offer something for almost every age; USY for grades 9 – 12; Kadima for grades 6 – 8 and Chaverim for grades 3 – 5.
The program for high school students offers the opportunity to meet Jewish friends on a local, regional, national and international basis.

Each year the youth members vote for their peers to fill positions on their Board of Directors. With the assistance of their Youth Advisor, the Board identifies, plans and manages all activies offered. As a result, the teens learn invaluable leadership skills, while also participating in activities that foster Jewish values.

The events offered create opportunities for informal education, social interaction, religious practice, community service, but most of all a fun and safe environment to meet and make friends. Some of the activities include dances, kinnusim, leadership conferences and national and international conventions, where USY groups from around the country and the world get together in a structured setting.

USY also offers members the opportunity to participate in summer and year long programs in the U.S., Israel and Europe.
The program for pre-teens, is also a national and international organization. Kadima offers the opportunity for its members to get together with other Jewish youth in an informal setting for fun, food and activities. There are also opportunities to attend regional dances and Shabbatons.
The program for children in grades 3 –5, is the earliest introduction to our youth programs. There are bimonthly programs that usually include dinner, fun time in our gym and a specially planned activity.
Basketball Teams
The JCCP/CBT sponsors organized traveling basketball teams for grades 6 – 12. Planned by a parent committee and coached by parent volunteers, the program has proven to be a dynamic part of life at the JCCP/CBT . We participate in the youth league managed by USCJ Hagalil Kadima/USY. This program offers another opportunity for teens to connect on a local and regional level.
Something for Everyone
We attempt to offer “something for everyone” and provide programs that will meet a variety of interests and needs. We look forward to meeting you at one of our many events and to welcoming you to this dynamic aspect of Temple life.
Youth Forms
To Contact the Youth Groups
Please contact Debbie and Wayne Zeiler for more information.
(201) 262-7691 - Ext. 0

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Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah
E. 304 Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262-7691 - Fax: (201) 262-6516
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