Youth Programs

Youth Programs




Deborah Morosohk, RJE
Director of Education
(248) 325-9708





BETY (Grades 9-12)

Beth El Temple Youth (BETY) is our group for teens in grades 9-12. BETY focuses on the development of Jewish identity and a connection to Jewish life.  It’s a supportive, caring and welcoming space for all, where teens will be empowered by peers to learn and lead. We have committed, enthusiastic clergy and staff who serve as accessible and fun role models. All our teens learn and connect in ways that are meaningful and significant. They get to know their peers and clergy in both formal and informal settings. The Beth El Temple Youth Group is growing, and we welcome all high school students to be a part of it.

Advisor: Samantha Smetanin

2022-2023 BETY Board

Magnolia Margolis – President

Mayer Margolis

Micayla Greenberg

Matt Gurwin

Rachel Khankin

JBETY (Grades 6-8)

JBETY is our youth group for our 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle schoolers. JBETY serves to keep teens involved in the pre and post Bar/Bat Mitzvah years while also providing them with a smooth transition into our high school program. JBETY offers events ranging from social action to fun social evenings. For the 2021-2022 school year, JBETY has some great events planned such as Glow Golf, a Gaga party, and more! The highlight of the year will be our Shabbat overnight at an outdoor education center scheduled for May 6-7, 2022. We hope to see everyone at all our exciting new JBETY events this year!

Advisor: Samantha Smetanin

BETY35 (Grades 3-5)

BETY35 brings our elementary students and families together and to the Temple. We offer a variety of activities for students on Sunday afternoons and two Family Shabbat programs on Friday evenings. For the 2021-2022 school year, activities include mini golf and a Gaga party. The highlight of the year will be our annual BETY35 lock in at temple scheduled for March 12-13. It’s going to be an awesome, fun filled year and we can’t wait to have your child(ren) join us!

Advisor: Carly Taub

Purim Carnival

Purim is an exciting and fun holiday which all Jewish child(ren) look forward to, and our annual Carnival is a highlight of our year! We dress up in our fun costumes, read the megillah as a community, shake our graggers, and then it’s Carnival time! The carnival is run by our youth and is our largest fundraiser of the year. The funds we raise go directly to help support all of our youth groups and activities!