CBI's Youth Groups
D'or Hadash Events (Middle Schoolers) | PARTY Events (High Schoolers)
Congregation Beth Israel has two active youth groups for the 6th-12th graders in the CBI community: PARTY for our high schoolers and D'or Hadash for our middle school students. Both have activities throughout the year, so check back often for information on upcoming events.
D'or Chadash is our junior youth group for students in 6th - 8th grade. We offer monthly events where we can build friendships and explore our Judaism through fun and exciting activates. Dor Chadash does everything from social action projects to laser tag! We are also proud to offer leadership opportunities for 8th grade students as they transition from middle to high school.
Upcoming D'or Hadash Events
"Portland Area Reform Temple Youth” (PARTY) is CBI's high school youth group. Participation gives high school students a chance to make friends with other Jewish teenagers! The youth group sponsors programs ranging from social enrichment, worship, and social action events. PARTY is the local chapter of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) and belongs to the NFTY Northwest Region. Through our connect to NFTY, we are able to not only connect with our local peers, but also travel to meet people on a regional, national, and even international level! For pictures and updates, find us on facebook!
Upcoming PARTY Events
PARTY Board Elections- Declaration of Candidacy Due April 25th
Are you interested in joining PARTY’s leadership next year? The deadline to declare your candidacy is April 25th! Join our executive board or become a general cabinet member! We positions that include everything from songleader to social action vice president! If you are an 8th grader, join our board by becoming a freshman representative! To find out more about the election process please visit: PARTY Elections or talk to a PARTY board member! Links to the 4 step process can be found below!
Mitzvah Day- April 30th
Join us in the youth lounge for Mitzvah Day from 10:00-12:00 as we work with Trash for Peace to create sustainable artwork! Sign up here!
PARTY Led Talent Show- May 7th
Help us put on the best Pre-K to 5th grade talent show CBI has ever seen on May 7th! PARTY will be hosting and running games!
Bi-Temple Shul-In- May 20th-21st
Kol Ami and CBI’s annual Bi-Temple Shul-in is coming soon! Join us at Kol Ami in Vancouver, WA on May 20th-21st! More information to come!
What is NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth)?
NFTY is the larger, reform North American youth movement, whose umbrella PARTY falls under. NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, NFTY pursues tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. We participate in both regional and North American programming. Our region, NFTY Northwest, has 4 weekend retreats a year which take place around the Pacific Northwest. We travel as a group, usually via bus. Teens register to attend events on the NFTY NW website. Registration usually opens up a couple weeks before the event. NFTY NW is also part of the larger NFTY North American programming. Within this type of programming, we have the opportunity to travel to NFTY Convention every-other year. This is a 5 day convention where thousands of teens and youth educators meet. This upcoming year, the convention will be held in Chicago. There are always scholarships available, please contact me if you are interested!
PARTY is our local chapter of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) and belongs to the NFTY Northwest Region. Through our connect to NFTY, we are able to not only connect with our local peers, but also travel to meet people on a regional, national, and even international level!
Save the Dates for NFTY next year! (Click on the table below for a larger version)
Get Connected! Visit PARTY's Facebook Group and request to join to stay updated on what is happening.
PARTY has 3 different, all equally, awesome shirts available for sale! We offer vintage, limited edition, PARTY hat shirts. We also have grey-blue shirts featuring our lovely mascot, Princess Phillipe the PARTY Penguin. Finally our new shirts are here! Long sleeve, white, PARTY PDX skyline shirts! Please contact Shoshanna if you would like one! Money goes towards supporting the youth group and helping future events happen!