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TBY's vibrant youth programming combines social events, Jewish celebrations, and community service to foster a strong Jewish foundation. From Chanukah parties to Mystery Bus Trips, Shabbat dinners to Improv Comedy nights, and Chocolate Passover Seders to rock climbing, TBY's youth groups keep our kids connected. 

TBY is affiliated with NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth) and Sababa Teens, a partnership with other Orange County Synagogues. Through these organizations, TBY youth are involved with Jewish students at regional and national events to create a broader Jewish community of friends and participation. NFTY events and programs are open for 6th - 8th and 9th - 12th graders.

Meet Mel - TBY's Director of Youth Engagement

We are delighted to introduce you to Melissa "Mel" Bordelon, TBY's Director of Youth Engagement! Mel graduated in 2020 from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. While attending Emerson, Mel served as President of her Hillel, among other leadership roles. In 2020, she spent a year in Israel on a Masa teaching fellowship, teaching English in an Israeli school. Growing up in Thousand Oaks at the Reform Jewish synagogue, Temple Adat Elohim, Mel was an active member of her youth group, AETY. Mel has experience as a Speech Language Pathologist Intern with Revere Public Schools in Massachusetts, and also worked with young adults with autism at the May Center. In addition to these diverse experiences, Mel brings eagerness, enthusiasm, and a commitment to Jewish community to her new role as our Director of Youth Engagement. We are thrilled to welcome her onto our team!
 
You can reach Mel at mobordelon@tby.org if you have questions regarding joining and/or participating in Youth programs or partnership opportunities .

Youth Groups by Grade

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