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Shabbat Youth Activities 

9:45-11:15 Shabbat Groups

We will be meeting in the Upstairs Social Hall for Bridge K-3rd Grade as well as the  4th-8th graders. We will also have Tot Shabbat in the outdoor space between the Gan and the Brick House. Check recent announcements regarding the shul's updated mask policies. 



This year we are launching a series of weekends with heightened middle school programming, with the help from Eliezer Cohen and our local NCSY directors, Alyssa and Tani. Friday night will include Musical Kabbalat Shabbat at Beit NCSY. Shabbat morning will have a special teen and pre-teen minyan at Beth Jacob, followed by an exclusive Kiddush for the middle schoolers. Paired with varying shabbat afternoon hangouts, Shabbat meal opportunities and Saturday night activities, these are weekends you do not want to miss. Mark these dates in your calendars now to ensure you are around, and invite your Bay Area friends over for Shabbat! 

Save the Date - 

(Make a plan now to be in Oakland and at shul on these Shabbatot)

August 19-20 

October 28-29  

December 9-10 

February 3-4 

March 24-25 

April 21-22 

May 19-20 

If you would like to sponsor any of these programs and Kiddushes, please let Rav Shua know! 



Do you want to join our illustrious staff of Group Leaders? Being a Group Leader is a great opportunity to add meaning to your Shabbat mornings, enhance the experiences of our cutest and youngest shul-goers, as well as foster useful life skills such as teamwork, leadership and board game strategy. High schoolers aged 14+ are eligible for paid positions, and older middle schoolers are welcome to volunteer supporting our younger age groups. 

Please let Rav Shua know if you are interested in joining our team. We will have a staff training on August 28th at Beth Jacob, including making-our-own pizza night. 



For Middle School (5th-8th) and High School


Feel free to contact Rabbi Tani Polansky at or (510) 930-8358

Don't check your emails? Please join and send to your friends with high schoolers and middle schoolers our Broadcast Only whatsapp group for event updates and announcements

Middle School Kids       Middle School Parents

High School Teens          High School Parents


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Introducing our New Northern California NCSY Leadership: Tani and Alyssa Polansky

Tani Polansky grew up in Long Island, NY and Israel. He is a Yeshiva University graduate with a masters in Psychology and is currently completing rabbinical school.

Tani is also a professional musician and recording artist and will be releasing his debut album, "TeFEELah" this summer. He is super passionate about teaching Torah and Judaism, music, and meditation. 

You can check out Tani's music and videos here. For the past five years, Tani has volunteered for Southern, New England and West Coast NCSY regions. 

Alyssa split her time growing up between Chicago, Illinois and Jerusalem, Israel. She has experience working with youth and teaching children with special needs. Alyssa's many interests include travel, reading, writing, psychology, painting, and art.

Thu, August 11 2022 14 Av 5782