BCTY (BARRINGTON COMMUNITY TEMPLE YOUTH) PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY for Jewish teens to meet and socialize while creating their own Jewish identity. BCTY engages in events and activities both at Temple Habonim and in the community. In the past BCTY has led successful movie nights, open mic nights, “THB Talks” and Hanukkah parties. Importantly, BCTY members participate in social action projects in greater Rhode Island.

BCTY is part of NFTY NE  (North American Federation of Temple Youth in the Northeast Area), a national organization that brings together Jewish teens to inspire participation in community building, social justice, and Jewish learning. BCTY connects via a group chat and other social media, including an instagram page (@barringtontempleyouth.) If you are interested in joining, please contact our Youth Group Advisor Danielle Friedman

I joined BCTY to make new friends and to impact the temple in a positive way!”
— Meredith Kaplan, Class of 2019
My favorite part of BCTY is the people. Sitting around the table at Temple every Sunday joking around and planning events is one of the best part of my weeks. Throughout the fall of my last year in BCTY, I am also very inspired by all of the younger members and their willing to work hard and think big. I feel very grateful to have been a part of this amazing group and cannot wait to see its bright future unfold in the years to come! I recommend BCTY to all Jewish teens looking to have fun, meet awesome people, and engage in really important work in building a Jewish community in and around Barrington!
— Emmy Leviss, Class of 2018
I joined BCTY because I wanted to stay active in Temple Habonim after my Bat Mitzvah. I love the friendly people and the fun events that we organize!
— Abby Kaplan, Class of 2018
When I was in high school I took great pride in being part of the youth group here at Temple Habonim. I even included my work with BCTY in my Senior Project! Now, as the youth group advisor of BCTY, I am honored to be the leader of such a great group of kids. BCTY strives to work hard, commit itself to Temple Habonim, and give back to the community, all while creating bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime.
— Danielle Friedman, BCTY Advisor
I love BCTY because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other Jewish kids who are like me. It is fun to celebrate holidays together and bond over traditions!
— Anna Brousseau, Class of 2018
BCTY keeps me connected to the Jewish community!
— Andrew Gerstenblatt, Class of 2020
My favorite part of BCTY is doing fun bonding activities (like bowling) and hosting movie nights!
— Talia Jellinek-Knight, Class of 2021
BCTY has served as my connection to so many valuable groups of people. The temple community, my Barrington community, and the larger Jewish teen community across the Northeast.
— Jared Jageler, Class of 2018
Being in BCTY has been a great way to connect with the people in the grades above and below me, even after confirmation, as well as other Jewish youth in Rhode Island.
— Tamar Wolfson, Class of 2019

GENERAL SCHEDULE (September - May)

Sundays, 12 PM - 1 PM

Events as scheduled

BCTY BOARD 2019-2020

Xan Maddock-Mark  — President

Elana Sheinkopf — Vice President

Tyler Buka — Religious and Cultural Chair

Jason Buka — Treasurer

Sarah Jageler — Social Action Chair

Jared Silverman — Secretary

Max Jellinek-Knight — Social Media Chair

Talia Jellinek-Knight — Communications Chair

Asher Robbins — NFTY Representative