Packing for College: 11th & 12th Grades

Packing for College is the next step in our WRTeen Jewish journey. During these busy years, the program offers a menu of options for students to choose from, based on where they are and the time they have available. As with every year, regular attendance in our program entitles students to ¼ credit in religion at Scarsdale High School.

Packing for College: Core Program

Rabbi Blake, Cantor Kleinman, and our new Shinshinim, Young Ambassadors from Israel, will steer this effort, as we work to prepare our teens for life after high school. We start with an informal dinner, followed by a lively conversation and discussion. Please save the following Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30pm.


  • October 23: Meet Your Shinshinim – Israeli 18 Year Old Guests!
  • December 4: Modern Israel
  • January 8: Dos and Don’ts for Your Jewish Life Beyond the High School Campus
  • February 5: Getting Ready for the Senior Class Trip to Israel
  • March 18: Understanding Anti-Semitism in Our Time with Dr. Samuel D. Kassow, sponsored by WRT’s Holocaust Awareness and Remembrance Team (HART)
  • April 22: What’s “Wokeness” and What Do I Do About It?
  • May 20: End of Year BBQ and Ask the Rabbi Anything

Sunday Brunch

Teens are invited to join our clergy for brunch and a “hot topic” conversation. All meetings will take place at the Odyssey Diner in Eastchester, on Sundays at 12:30pm.


  • November 17
  • January 26
  • April 19

JLL Study Nights

Before the end of each quarter, JLL students can join their friends for study sessions at WRT! We will have snacks, social and quiet rooms, as well as clergy and JLL team members to be your sounding board.

12th Grade Israel Trip

We are thrilled that we will once again be leading WRT’s trip to Israel for high school seniors in February. Find full details here, or contact Amy Rossberg for more information.


Do you have a special memory of a teenager who made you feel welcome and connected you to Judaism?

This is your chance to be that person for someone else. Our wonderful Madrichim (student leaders) program offers multiple points of entry, from weekly teaching opportunities to monthly mentoring, and dreaming up new ways to share your talents with others. If you have a few hours to share, you could make a difference in our K-6 learners’ lives and the wider WRT community, while building your own leadership skills.  Find full details here and contact Ivy Schwartz at


Hudson Valley Region BBYO provides exciting opportunities for Jewish teens to connect with one another, make a difference, celebrate their Jewish heritage, and travel the world together. Teens gather every other week to take part in teen-created and teen-led programming.