Youth Groups

PBnJ Youth Group

People of B’nai Jehuah, what we call our B’nai Jehudah youth group, is an inclusive, safe, and fun space for our pre-teens and teens.

High School: The senior People of B’nai Jehudah Temple Youth Group (PBnJTYG) is for 9th-12th graders. Along with vibrant local programming with our friends at Congregation Beth Torah, PBnJ is part of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) – Missouri Valley Region. This region includes 2 conferences a year that brings together Reform Jewish teens from Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, and Colorado. 

Teens come together throughout the year for learning, fun, worship, community services, and social time. All in an effort to help members build and strengthen lifelong friendships with each other and deepen their connection with Reform Judaism. Our local programs celebrate the fun of community, developing Jewish minds, and nurturing leadership skills.

Middle School: Our middle school PBnJ brings 6th, 7th, and 8th together. Centered around social events, our primary goal is to grow the sense of community and celebrate just being Jewish in safe spaces. We host events throughout the year – at B’nai Jehudah and around the community. 

We are excited to offer Shul-ins (overnights) at B’nai Jehudah, created specifically for various tweens & teen stages. We will host dinner, games, dessert, and other activities, and sleep in the Social Hall or Chapel. Bond with your classmates, see what the building looks like after dark, and bring your sleeping bag! 

RSVP today! Email with questions or to sign up your student(s). 

  • 7th-8th Grade Shul-in: Saturday, March 19 | 5:00 pm-9:00 am | B’nai Jehudah
  • 9th-12th Grade Shul-in: Saturday, April 9 | 5:00 pm-9:00 am | B’nai Jehudah 
  • 6th grade Shul-in: Saturday, April 23 | 5:00 pm-9:00 am | B’nai Jehudah


By following the links below you will find the membership forms for becoming a member of PBnJ (9 – 12th grades) and Dor Chadash (7 – 8th grades). We hope you will consider joining us! Benefits of membership include leadership training, making life –long friends, finding unique ways to live Jewishly, traveling to regional events, discounts on local programs and a FREE PBnJ T – shirt!

After reading the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Code of Conduct, please sign on the appropriate line of the membership form. Please keep the Code of Conduct for your records.

Please also complete the NFTY Health and Safety Form for each child. This form is essential. All TYG members will need this form on file in order to participate in events.

Dues are critical to the funding of our programming for the year and are due prior to attending the first regional event of the year. We want all B’nai Jehudah teens to be able to participate and for youth group to be a welcoming place, regardless of financial abilities. There are a limited number of scholarships available for local and regional events for B’nai Jehudah members, so please get in touch if you have any concerns about payment. All scholarship inquiries will be kept confidential.

You can easily become a member by filling out the paperwork and either sending in a check or asking for your congregational account to be billed.

Membership Forms

B’rit K’ehilah (Code of Conduct)

The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah offers youth programming for children and teens that reflects our congregation’s core purpose: to nurture Jewish meaning, connection and continuity. Programs are designed to reinforce Jewish values, mitzvot (good deeds), team building, leadership development and socialization. Through diverse programming, we dedicate ourselves to the creation of a strong Jewish youth culture. This culture will build a solid foundation ensuring lifelong Jewish values, beliefs and identity. Most importantly – we have fun together!

For information or questions about Youth & Teen Programming at B’nai Jehudah, please contact Emily Williams.