A Program of Sinai Temple:

10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90024

Phone: 310-481-3232| Fax: 310-474-6801

WHAT IS THE TEEN CENTER?

The Teen Center is a vehicle for your Jewish journey. We're here to help you explore and discover for yourself the value of living a Jewish life. We'll help you figure out how to make intentional Jewish choices in your life, and then train you to lead others on their unique journeys. We do this by providing all different kinds of Jewish experiences ranging from weekend retreats and leadership training days, to Shabbat celebrations, to trips to theme parks with your closest friends, to Israel trips, to joining conservative Jewish teens from around the west coast at USY programs.

 

COOL! HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

Each program has a different cost associated to it. Some events are free, others have nominal

DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL AID?

We have financial assistance available on an as-needed basis. Click here to fill out our financial assistance form.

OKAY, SO HOW DO I SIGN UP?

On our website and in our weekly emails we will have registration links to sign up for individual events.

WHAT AGES CAN PARTICIPATE?

Most of our programs are open to 8th-12th graders. Occasionally we run programs only for 9th-12th graders, and sometimes we invite 7th graders to age appropriate programs. Every time we advertise a new program we will include information about which grades are invited to participate.

WHAT ABOUT CLASSES? I'D REALLY LIKE TO LEARN MORE!

Click here to check out our renowned Chai School Program!

CAN I GET VOLUNTEER HOURS?

Definitely! We try to offer several volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and we will happily help you receive credit from your schools for hours volunteered.

WILL I FIT IN AT TEEN CENTER PROGRAMS? YOU SHOULD KNOW I _______________. 

Look, there are a lot of things with which you could fill in that blank. At the Sinai Temple Teen Center, we’re really proud of the fact that we’ve created a thriving, robust community, that is extremely diverse. At any given Teen Center program you are likely to meet a Jew in 8th - 12th grade who:

  • Is Ashkenazi.

  • Is Persian.

  • Is Misrahi.

  • Is Sephardic.

  • Was raised in a Conservative Synagogue.

  • Was raised in a Reform synagogue.

  • Graduated from the Sinai Akiba Day School

  • Graduated from Sinai Temple Religious School

  • Attends Camp Ramah, Camp Alonim, Camp JCA Shalom, or Camp Hess Kramer

  • Goes to Milken, Beverly High, Pali, Hamilton, Brentwood, Buckley, Harvard Westlake, Cross Roads, New Roads, and several other high schools.

  • Has a solid foundation of Jewish education

  • Is beginning their Jewish studies

HOW DO I GET MORE INVOLVED:

Click here to learn more about how to become a member of the David and Angella Nazarian Youth Leadership Program.

Born and raised in a the San Fernando Valley, and recently returned to Los Angeles with his girlfriend and two dogs after a self-imposed hiatus in Portland, OR,  Jason has spent the past 10+ years helping to guide kids, adults, and teens on their Jewish Journeys.  He is especially passionate about making Judaism accessible for everyone, especially connecting teens and adults with special needs to their own Jewish stories through his work in various programs throughout greater Los Angeles.   He is a LA Hebrew High, USY, summer camp, Hillel, and USY Pilgrimage veteran and is only somewhat embarrassed to use the term "The Facebook".   Jason is a TV & movie fanatic, die-hard LA Kings fan, and amateur chef who still has hopes of opening a dog friendly sandwich shop called Sy's.  As a collector of obscure facts and general nonsense he's more than happy to be your phone-a-friend on Who's Wants to Be a Millionaire.  Jason has his B.A. in American Studies /History  from UC Davis and his Certificate of Bar Mitzvah from Shomrei Torah Synagogue.   He's so excited to be a part of one of the top teen programs in the country.

Teen Center Director

Jason Druyan

Rabbi Sam Rotenberg is from West Palm Beach, FL. Before becoming a Rabbi, Rabbi Rotenberg was on his way to become a professional jazz pianist. While at the beautiful University of Miami, Rabbi Rotenberg had an epiphany! After another day of sitting behind a piano, practicing in a tiny room for nine hours, he realized he didn’t really like sitting behind a piano, practicing in a tiny room for nine hours. Rabbi Rotenberg liked talking with people, and being outside, and reading books. That was when his path toward the rabbinate began. 

 

Now, Rabbi Rotenberg does what he loves. He talks with people, spends time outside, and reads books. He also loves Jewish learning in particular, and feels deeply enriched by Jewish tradition - he forgot to mention that. 

 

Rabbi Rotenberg’s wife, Rabbi Keilah Lebell is currently the Rabbinic Fellow at Ikar in LA, and they have two very cute children, Meir (4) and Della (2).

Rabbi

SAM ROTENBERG