Upcoming BAY and NFTY Events for 2021-22:

January Event: Remote Game Night
Monday, January 17th from 7:00-9:00PM

Join your friends for a safe, relaxing evening of online games.

February Event: Sledding
Saturday, February 12th

Past BAY and NFTY Events:

December Event: Ice-Skating at Bellingham Sportsplex
Saturday, December 18th from 12:00-2:00PM

Just five minutes down the hill from Congregation Beth Israel, Bellingham Sportsplex offers public ice skating from 12:30-2:00PM every Saturday. Let’s plan on arriving at the Sportsplex about 15 minutes early so we can get our group together and get our foot in the door. And remember to bring gloves and wear comfortable layers! If you need any help with rides or arranging a carpool, please let us know.

November Event: Hanukkah and White Elephant Party
Tuesday, November 16th from 6:30-8:00PM

Come celebrate the Festival of Lights with your friends at temple before the holiday season really heats up later this month. Our main event will be a “white elephant” gift exchange, which, if you’ve never attended one before, is a ton of fun. To participate, bring a wrapped gift valued between $10 and $15—and definitely not any more than that. For best results, try bringing something you would actually enjoy receiving yourself. Think a fresh set of pencils, or a Nalgene bottle, or a cute decoration, or a good book. But please, no food! Everyone will get a turn opening gifts—and possibly stealing previously opened gifts from other participants! But no matter what happens, everyone goes home a winner. Light desserts including fruit and jelly donuts will be provided, and there may be some dreidel games as well.

October Event: Apple Picking and Bellewood Acres
Saturday, October 16th from 12:00-2:00PM
Some good ol’ fall fun! Bellewood Acres has U-Pick apples, a pumpkin patch, free apple bin train rides, and a free corn maze! Kettle corn, candied apples, and more are for sale, so send your teens with some spending money. As people are comfortable, we can coordinate carpool details closer to the event. If you would prefer to drop off and pick up your teen yourself, that is fine too!
September Event: Board Elections
Thursday, September 23rd from 6:00-7:30PM
This event will be a chance for the kids to meet Carly and Jason, learn about BAY Youth Board roles, and understand the process for elections. For teens who want to run for the board, we will ask them to submit a candidacy statement after the event, and then we will share it out with peers for voting. The new board members will be announced at our October event.

Need more information?

For more information on BAY or NFTY events please contact the BAY Advisers Jason and Carly Benhaim at youthgroup@bethisraelbellingham.org

For more information or to register for NFTY NW events please visit www.northwest.nfty.org

NFTY photos from 2019-2020



There are no upcoming events at this time.