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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 4th-8th graders. We will also have Tot Shabbat in the outdoor space between the Gan and the Brick House.

Masks are mandatory for all participants at children's events, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating. All group leaders and staff members are vaccinated. Snacks and kids' kiddush will be the only exception. All food and snacks will take place outdoors.



OHDS/BJC/NCSY Middle School Shabbaton

  • Who: Middle school students

  • What: We will lead mincha for the Beth Jacob community after kiddush. Lunch, games and hanging out at the NCSY house. Musical Havdalah. The Shabbaton will be masked at all times, and eating will be outdoors and distanced.

  • Where: Beth Jacob (3778 Park Blvd, Oakland), and at the NCSY House (1119 Claredent Crescent)

  • When: January 22. The Shabbaton will be Shabbat day only.

  • Meeting Place: Meet at Beth Jacob during morning services (by 11am). There will be a walking group from Berkeley (details TBA).

  • Pick up: 6:45pm (optional addition to the Shabbaton below)

  • Why: Because it's fun!

*Rain cancels the Shabbaton.

  • Two Action Items:

    • RSVP to Dr. Beliak by Tuesday by January 18th: Please note if you will attend, AND if you will join the walking group.

    • Please provide your Student Proof of Covid Vaccination on this form (after the second shot only please). All attendees must have had at least two vaccination shots.


  Saturday Night - Iron Chef Pizza Edition

  • Please join NCSY Jrs. 5th-8th for a motzei Shabbat Iron Chef: Pizza Edition! You are welcome, whether or not you attend the Shabbaton! Please register HERE. Masking will be maintained throughout the evening

  • Date: Saturday January 22nd

  • Time: 7:30-10 p.m.

  • Location: 1119 Clarendon Crescent, Oakland

Latte and Learn

  • Middle School (5th-8th) 

    • Please RSVP & join us Thursday, January 13th @ Menchies!

      • Location: 1862 Euclid Ave, Berkeley.

      • Time: 7:00-8:00PM

      • Feel free to contact Alyssa Polansky with more questions

High School

  • Latte & Learn will be in Walnut Creek Thursday, January 13 @ Starbucks!

    • Location: 1320 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek.

    • Time: 7:00-8:00PM

    • Feel free to contact Rabbi Tani Polansky with more questions


Camp Kesher

  • NCSY Summer Camp Kesher Info session (all parents who attend with receive $100.00 OFF camp)


Upcoming Social Events

  • This event is for high school only

    • Location: Tahoe

    • Date: Feb. 25th-27th

    • For registration, click here.

    • Our organization is keeping a close eye on COVID and may be subject to change. If in the event the shabbaton is canceled (which we hope it won't be!) A full refund will be issued. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!

Save the date!

  • Middle school Shabbaton Partnered with CBJ & OHDS - Jan 22nd



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Yasher Koach to Akiva Naiman and NCSY for this life-changing summer trip to Israel for 29 teens and to Eleeza Joselewitz for sharing her experience with the J:


Tani and Alyssa Polansky

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.

Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782