YoBE, or Youth of Beth-El, is the official youth group of Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, IL. With a foundation in the values of Reform Judaism, YoBE works strenuously to produce programs for Jewish youth in high school. YoBE activities range from trips to local sites like Millennium Park and The Grove to social action events that help the local needy or provide aid to humanitarian crisis and everything in between, including: religious service, education on current issues and various Judaic topics, lounge nights in our wonderful youth lounge, and fun programs designed by the YoBE board right at Temple Beth-El.

YoBE is an organization defined by the purposes listed in its constitution:

  • To provide a vehicle for Jewish youth an opportunity to unite through the participation in various events of enjoyable, and often times, educational and spiritual nature
  • To take our place in the Jewish community as well as prepare ourselves for future responsibilities as adult members and leaders of society
  • To create meaningful memories that enrich all participants’ Jewish teenage experience, instilling a more complete Jewish identity
  • To make the moral and social values of Judaism functional attributes of daily life
  • To preserve and advance Jewish ideology philosophy and education within the structure of Reform Judaism.

Here are two more links that will interest you:

Check out Jewish Rock Radio a high-caliber, 24-7, internet radio station, today to listen to your favorite Jewish artists or be one yourself. It’s the voice of a new generation. Yours.

Are you interested in being  a song leader at a Jewish Camp, at TBE, anywhere, now, or in the future?  There is a new camp that specializes in teaching educators and clergy how to build music into their curriculums and those musically inclined how to be effective Jewish songleaders . For more information see Songleader Boot Camp.

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2019-20 Events – Click Here for Full YoBE/KoBE calendar

Kick-Off 2019: Havdallah, Dinner & Movie – September 14, 2019
NFTY Fall Kallah @ OSRUI – October 11-13, 2019
Chanukkah Party – TBD
NFTY Winter Kallah – January 17-19 or 24-26, 2020
Study Lounge at TBE – January 12, 2020
Northbrook MLK Day of Service – January 20, 2020
Volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank – February 17, 2020
Northwestern Basketball Game – March 7, 2020
Holocaust Museum Visit– April 2020
NFTY Spring Bash – April 24 or 26, 2020
KoBE & YoBE: Israel Chopp’d Event at TBE – May 3, 2020



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