Chaverim - Sonoma County Teen Program

Your Teen Will Be So Happy to Be a Part of Chaverim!

Chaverim continues to serve teens entering 8th grade through 12th from all Sonoma County synagogues and the Jewish community at large. Our program provides a unique venue that inspires involvement in Jewish life. Students meet by grade level for weeknight dinner discussions, and are also encouraged to participate in other Jewish teen activities here and in the Bay area. Meetings provide the opportunity to experience social interaction and engaging discussions dealing with relevant emerging young adult issues as well as ethical topics - all through a Jewish lens.

Whether you can make all the sessions or just a few, membership in this program sets the stage to make a place for Judaism in your current life and in the future. Each class meets 15 times a year in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Beth Ami for one semester & Shomrei Torah for the other. 

As one parent of a student recently said “We appreciate our kid’s sports and extracurricular activities. But really, most of them will only spend a few years in their young lives being in soccer or baseball or dancing or whatever it is that occupies their thoughts at the moment. They will spend their lives being Jewish, so let’s help them make Jewish engagement in life a habit.” 

Newcomers are always welcome regardless of prior Jewish knowledge or experience.

Read Rick's description of A Typical Day at Chaverim


Interests: Meetings, Teens
September 04, 2019 to May 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Congregation Shomrei Torah and Congregation Beth Ami
Santa Rosa


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Event Contact Person: 
Rick Concoff
Rick Concoff
Rick Concoff, M.A., has been an educator and mentor for children of all ages including grade school, pre-teen and teen for over 35 years.