Havayah (Hebrew for “ experience”) is Temple Beth Elohim's teen community that engages teens in a variety of ways that foster Jewish identity development, community-building and a deep connection to Jewish life. Havayah is a safe, welcoming and supportive Jewish community where teens are empowered as learners and leaders by one another and by caring, dedicated clergy and faculty who serve as positive, accessible Jewish role models.
Havayah honors post b'nai mitzvah teens as adults in our community and meets the needs of their busy lives by providing many options for engagement. We warmly encourage participants to engage in the the full variety of opportunities Havayah has to offer. Ultimately, we hope each teen will find meaningful engagement in Jewish life through TBE’s vibrant youth community and/or engagement in the broader Jewish community. Our Havayah team is here to help each teen design the Jewish experience that will work best for him/her. Learn more about the Havayah community and core curriculum >>