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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador—From Generation to Generation since 1883
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For more information on and to register for the amazing programs USY is offering incoming 5th-12th graders visit:

We are so excited to announce: registration for USY’s 70th International Convention in Washington, DC is officially open! 

From December 27-31, USYers from across the continent will gather in Washington, DC for a week filled with singing, dancing, and more ruach than you have ever seen before. This year, our mission is to prioritize and elevate all aspects of the USY experience. 
That means giving back to the DC community with a day of service, experiential learning that is more innovative and hands-on, hearing from world-renowned speakers, sightseeing at museums and breathtaking monuments, and of course, making transformative memories and friendships along the way. 

Going to International Convention has changed all of us for the better. We have gained a greater sense of confidence in ourselves, our Judaism, and our leadership. Every year after IC, we bring back what we have learned about ourselves and use it to inform and improve every aspect of our lives. It's an invaluable experience and we think every USY teen should have the opportunity to attend. 

USYers and their parents can register and get more information at . If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your local USY staff.
Jacob Ellenbogen Reena Bromberg Gaber Sam Bloch
International Convention 2020 Chairpeople


Two Ways To Get Involved:
Jewish Community Youth Foundation
& Gesher LeKesher

Jewish teens working together to make the world a better place 
A project for teens in grades 8 through 12. Participants research Jewish nonprofit organizations and learn about philanthropic giving by pooling monetary contributions and distributing donations as they choose.
Meetings held 7 Sundays October through February
Scholarships available.
For ALL 8th, 9th & 10th graders
For RETURNING 11th & 12th graders
Reserve your space today!

Click here to attend Info Session Password: 686370 

Apply online 
Visit our Website 

Jewish teen peer leadership

Calling all rising 11th & 12th Grade teens!

Explore trending topics from a Jewish perspective

An opportunity to develop leadership skills,
mentor other teens and give back to the community
September through April
Trainings—2 Mondays/month, 6:30-8:30 PM
Outreaches— Once each month,
Monday or Wednesday night or Sunday morning

To learn more...
Contact Celeste Albert at / 609-987-8100, ext. 210 
Scholarships Available
Contact Michelle Napell at / 609-987-8100 


Bucks County Jewish Youth

Congregation Brothers of Israel is proud to participate with four other area synagogues in social activities for Jewish youth from 3rd grade through High School.  



For 3rd & 4th graders

Our Chaverim group holds one event each month. Activities focus on social and Jewish holiday events. This program provides a wonderful atmosphere where friendships develop.      


For 5th, 6th & 7th graders

Our Kadima group participates in one or two events a month. Kadimaniks also enjoy a variety of activities that promote socialization, Jewish culture and pre-teen interests.


BUSY Chapter of HaGesher USY


Our BUSY Chapter (Bucks County United Synagogue Youth) offers participants a wonderful opportunity to explore their Jewish identity through social, cultural, educational, and social action programming while connecting with Jewish teens.



Mazel Tov to
Reena Bromberg Gaber for completing a successful year as Regional President of Mizrach USY

Mazel Tov to
Sarah Gorby for being named Bucks USY Social Action Tikkun Olam (SA/TO) VP for the 2020-2021 year



Jewish Peer Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications

Princeton, NJ, March 2019 — Gesher LeKesher, a program of JFCS, partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks, is currently accepting 11th and 12th grade teens (as of the 2019-2020 school year) to participate in Gesher LeKesher, a Jewish peer leadership program.

As Gesher "Madrichim" (Peer Leaders), teens lead a group of 7th - 9th grade
"Talmidim" (Learners) in outreaches addressing trending topics from a Jewish perspective includ- ing friendships, the impact of social media, peer pressure, healthy dating relationships and ad- dressing anti-Semitism on campus.

This is a great opportunity to develop leader- ship skills which can be used in college and beyond while meeting and working with other Jewish 11th and 12th graders in the Greater Princeton Mercer Bucks area. Last year's Peer Leaders represented 7 area high schools.

Gesher LeKesher meets 6 hours each month-2 Monday Night Trainings from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm and an additional Outreach time either Monday/Wednesday Night or Sunday Morning.

For more information, please visit or con- tact Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100 x210



Two college scholarship opportunities are available to Jewish students who reside in the Princeton Mercer Bucks community.

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer is offering book awards to college bound Jewish students. Facilitated by Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County, the scholarships are award- ed based on financial need and students must be accepted and enrolled in a college or university for the fall semester.

Application Deadline: June 2020

The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund offers monies from Dr. Wollin’s estate which were designated to grant a college schol- arship. Eligibility is limited to Jewish female full-time students who will be, or are already at- tending Rutgers University and raised by their Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton Mercer Bucks Community. Eligibility is based on financial need.

Submission Deadline: June 2020

For more information, visit https:// or contact Joyce at 609-987-8100 or


CBOI Scholarship Information Kessel-Young Memorial Scholarship

The Kessel-Young Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in June 1976 by Ida Kessel and the late Joseph Kes- sel in memory of their parents, Lena and Louis Kessel and Do- ra and Louis Young.

A scholarship will be awarded to a member of our Congregation graduating from high school, on the basis of need, to further the student’s education.

Applicants must be “hard workers” who will benefit from this assistance. The intent is to encourage students to continue their education. Academic excellence is not a criteria for this award.

In establishing this special Fund, the Kessel Family has recognized that awards are usually made to outstanding stu- dents in either sports or academic work. All too often, many students who show promise and are willing to work are denied assistance. To receive an application for the Kessel-Young Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact the Synagogue.


George S. Weiner Religious School Scholarship Fund
The George S. Weiner Religious School Scholarship Fund has been established to aid youngsters from Congregation

Brothers of Israel to attend the Rabbi Howard Hersch Religious School. Scholarships will be given out based on need. Contact the CBOI office for information.

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