Bureau of Jewish Education
Bureau of Jewish Education
Cultivating Jewish pride, participation, and leadership in
Southern California teens and youth

Adat Noar

In the second programmatic year, this unique 8th grade community program allows participants to become a part of the greater Orange County/Long Beach Jewish teen community and to maintain this connection leading into their congregational High School experience. The Adat Noar program year includes a congregational component, connecting learning between 8th graders all over Orange County, a Camp Retreat that brings 8th graders together for an experiential camp experience, and post Retreat learning in the Religious School. 8th graders will also participate in two Saturday night social Jr. Jewbilation events.

Adat Noar programming includes:
Camp: Retreat weekends provide our 8th graders with opportunities for hands-on programming as well as communal Jewish experiences such as Shabbat, Israeli Dancing, and a song session! These experiences foster their Jewish identity by connecting them to a vibrant and fun Jewish community, that (through a shared curriculum in their congregations) learns and studies together as well.
Jr. Jewbilation: is a social component that will strengthen the bonds between participants. These events take place two Saturday nights each year. This is an opportunity for participants to play and enjoy hanging out with their Jewish friends in a distinctly Jewish environment.

 Program Dates:

  • September 15th, 2013: Adat Noar Family Orientation
  • November 2nd, 2013: Jr. Jewbilation
  • February 7th-9th, 2014: Adat Noar Retreat
  • March 22nd, 2014: Jr. Jewbilation


Participation in Adat Noar is automatic with enrollment in 8th Grade Religious School at most area synagogues.

Join us February 7th-9th, 2014 at the beautiful Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu for our Adat Noar retreat!

Click here to RSVP online!

Click here to download the application!

Click here to download our 3rd-8th Grade Programming guide!

Click here to download our parent and participant handbook!

Or contact Eric Nicastro at [email protected] for more information!

Contact Carly Uslan for more information.
[email protected]