Teen Groups



is the largest Jewish Teen Leadership Organization in the World. Stamford Teens participate in the Connecticut Valley Region of BBYO providing meaningful Jewish experiences for over 1600 teens in 6th – 12th th -12th 6  grade programming in Stamford. The high school BBYO chapters, Leviticus AZA and Tikvah BBG meeting bi-monthly on Monday nights at the Stamford JCC. Teens take part in our leadership program by conducting meetings, planning programs, attending regional events and taking part in different community service and social action opportunities. BBYO Connect for middle school teens takes place 3-4 times per year. Events are fun, social and one of a kind. For more information on BBYO please visit our website www.bbyo.org/region/cvr. Or contact Josh Cohen, Senior Program Director at JCohen@bbyo.org


BBYO offers a wide array of summer programs. From travel to leadership, Bulgaria to Costa Rica, spend your summer with BBYO. For more information about BBYO Summer Programs please visit www.bbyo.org


Jewish Student Connection   is a national non-profit organization dedicated to establishing non-denominational clubs in public and private high schools. Jewish Student Connection exists to help high school students explore what [Jewish] means to them, inspiring proud personal connections with our culture, with our People, with Israel — with each other. Programming is at no cost to the participant and clubs meet directly in your high school. Pop in to discuss your role as a Jewish teen in your school, to understand and build a connection to Israel, and most importantly - to have fun with your friends! Clubs will take place at Stamford High School, Westhill High School, Norwalk High School, Westport High School, and AITE.


The club at Stamford High School meets every other Tuesday at 2:00 PM


The club at Westhill High School meets every Thursday at 2:00 PM


The club at Staples High School meetings every other week on Wednesdays at 2:15 PM


Don't see your school listed? Reach out to Rebecca@myjsc.org to start a club at your school!


Please message Rebecca@myjsc.org for information regarding the AITE and Norwalk High School club meeting times, and for the meeting locations for all JSC clubs. Remember to join the Facebook group for your school.


When clubs are not in session Jewish Student Connection staff can visit you at your summer camp, or you can hang out with everyone else sticking around during the summer through ClubSummer. This summer we will be meeting at the beach to discuss Jewish "Hot" Topics, the Mall for a Jewish scavenger hunt, Shabbat Dinner and much more!


The BET Leadership Team - This committed group of teens meets once a month over pizza to decide upon, discuss, plan and implement the social and social justice programming that BET engages in throughout the year.


“Lounge Nights” occur periodically in the evenings in the TBE Youth Lounge; they feature sundaes, games (pool, air hockey, ping-pong, twister and more), fabulous music and a great time with friends. For more information, contact Lisa Gittelman Udi, Director of Education and Youth at lisargudi@gmail.com.


Congregation Agudath Sholom Youth Group/NCSY

The teen program at Agudath Sholom revolves around a bimonthly teen minyan service along with fun and meaningful events. At services, teens are encouraged to take on leadership roles as torah readers and to give divrei torah. Teens are also encouraged to get involved on the teen board and create our program from the ground up. Agudath Sholom is part of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY). If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger at rabbijeiger@hotmail.com


Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower children with special needs, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Malya Shmotkin at malya@friendshipct.com.


SoSTY (Sinai of Stamford Temple Youth)

The goals of North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) are to instill Jewish identity, to increase synagogue participation among high school youth, to encourage long-term commitment to the ideals of Reform Judaism and to shape the Reform Jewish congregations of the future. SoSTY hopes to live up to these goals and values, and to make Temple Sinai a second home for Jewish teens in Stamford and surrounding areas.


Camp Connection

Through our membership with the Union for Reform Judaism, Temple Sinai has connections with the URJ’s two regional and one teen leadership camp. The 2 regional camps are Eisner Camp and Crane Lake Camp and the teen leadership camp is Kutz Camp. These camps offer a way for our children to experience Reform Judaism at its best in a camp setting. They get the opportunity to live Judaism on a day to day basis together with their friends in a warm and loving environment.


Contact Information

Cantor Marcia Lane

Director of Education and Engagement

United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien

1035 Newfield Ave Suite 200

Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: 203-321-1373 x104

Email Address: Marcia@ujf.org

Fax: 203-322-3277


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