Youth Groups

Creating Deeper Connections

CBI's youth group members connect through Jewish involvement on congregational, regional, and national levels. They will participate in social justice programs and fun activities both on and off CBIs campus and will make friends that last a lifetime. Through these experiences, our students build character, make memories, and grow into happy, well-rounded young Jewish adults.

Every student enrolled in the School for Living Judaism (SLJ) is automatically a member of their age-appropriate youth group, so there is no reason to wait to join in the fun!

For questions or more information, please contact Annie Rosenthal.

making memories together

Chaverim (Grades Pre-K-2)

Chaverim introduces our youngest students to the fun of youth group. Programs help students make new friends, practice new skills, and develop a love for being Jewish. Every year we create unique experiences for our students to bond with new friends and old ones outside the classroom. Most events are held here on campus at CBI, but they also occasionally get to explore some offsite Florida fun. Events from last year included "Camp Chaverim" with smores, tie-dye, and singing with Miss Susan and Mad Science. In previous years, we enjoyed a fall festival with a giant corn maze and a scavenger hunt, a Chanukah carnival with bounce houses, carnival snacks, and a balloon artist.

CLUB 345 (Grades 3-5)

CBI's Club 345 is our fun-filled, action-packed youth group for Religious School students in grades 3, 4, and 5. The events will have a combination of on-campus and off-campus events. Many events will occur on Sunday afternoons immediately after Religious School or Friday nights during Shabbat services. CBI provides lunch before all events scheduled for the daytime. Some of the previous years' favorite events were Minute to Win It, the Bubble truck, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, and Jumptwist Ninja Academy.

CLUB 678 (Grades 6-8)

Club 678 is CBI's youth group for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students explore their independence as middle schoolers, and events encourage students to get outside of their comfort zone while focusing on friends and fun. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a tremendous milestone, but it IS NOT the end of Jewish involvement… it's just the beginning! Highlights from previous years include a limo scavenger hunt and an outing at Drive Shack. In addition, Club 678 participates in a weekend kallah (retreat). They will gather for a weekend to meet, socialize, learn, and bond.

BISY (Grades 9-12)

B'nai Israel Senior Youth (BISY) is our high school youth group. Students continue to have fun together, solidify their friendships, and explore meaningful ways to delve into our community. BISY members engage in social justice and community service projects in addition to socializing at fun events like laser tag and the Overnight Shul In. BISY students create their own theme-based Shabbat services and lead the congregation on select Friday nights during the year. BISY's leadership opportunities prepare our youth for success in college and into their adult lives. BISY members have had the chance to travel to attend NFTY regional kallot (retreats) with other Jewish students from around the region. In the past several years, members of our BISY leadership have been elected to Regional and National NFTY board positions, taking their skills beyond the congregational level.