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CABI's local TYG (youth group) - CABIT (Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel Teens) is an inclusive, supportive, fun-filled, teen-led community for 7th - 12th grades. We are also part of NFTY North West. Contact Teen Advisor Beth Harbison at teens@cabi-boise.

Teen Opportunities 2018-2019 (5779)

Scholarships and Fellowships for CABITs

If you need scholarship for NFTY events, Jewish related education, Israel programs, camp, etc, apply anytime by emailing Beth Harbison, Director of Education and Teen Advisor at  Scholarship is subject to availability of funds. 

Bronfman Fellowship for current Juniors. Deadline Nov 30, 2018.

Tikvah Institute for High School Students - Juniors and Seniors 

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Who's Who in CABIT - Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel Teens

Co-Presidents: Sarah Chasin and Mira Torf
VP Programming - open
VP Religion and Culture - Anwen Roberts
VP Social Action - open
VP Membership - Becca Metzgar
VP Communication - Ben
VP Finance and Merch - Rachael Metzgar
Teen Advisor - Beth Harbison

You can email Teen Advisor, Beth Harbison at with questions.   

 A word from the Teen Advisor

Calling all Jewish teens! Interested in joining a fun, inclusive group of Jewish teens focused on Jewish learning, community, and service? Email me, Beth, at

For the safety and integrity of our teens, our religious school class, group activities, and social events are by invitation only. Contact Beth with questions. 

Events 5779

Join CABITs for Services this Friday night, Oct 19, 6 p.m. at CABI.  For details, email Beth at 

Up Coming Events

December 8-9 CABIT Chanuka "latke-in" overnighter

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What is CABIT?

CABIT stands for CABI Teens, and we are the oldest age group in the synagogue's religious school. We welcome teens from post-b'nai mitzvah age/7th grade through 12th grade.  CABITs  manage our own membership and events. 

5779 meets Wednesday nights 5:45 - 8:00 pm. Our Wednesday night program includes an hour of service to the community through our hadracha (leadership) program. During hadracha, madrichim (the teens who participate in the program) will be engaged in meaningful and mentored work including assisting with teaching, working the coffee bar, shelving books, photographing goings on on at school, creating and maintaining bulletin boards, etc. All teens who are registered in CABIT have the option of participating in the hadracha program. In the second hour block, we will have teen and rabbi-led Jewish education as well as time to socialize with our friends. 

CABIT welcomes anyone from grades 7-12. The teen gorup prides itself on being very receptive and welcoming of anyone who wishes to join.


If you’re interested in joining, or even just coming to one Wednesday night, contact our teen adviser, Beth Harbison, at

What is NFTY?

NFTY is the URJ's teen organization which brings together Jewish youth from around the US and Canada uniting them by region. NFTY participants meet periodically throughout the year at regional events where they do and learn Jewish and make life-long friends, friends who become second family. NFTY-NW is made up of teens from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. 

(from Rachael)

"My first event, Spring Kallah 2017 was terrifying. I only knew kids from CABIT, which happened to be a mere 12 kids out of the almost 200 there. It took me awhile, but I eventually found a friend from Camp Kalsman who introduced me to some other people. Now, I talk to those people at least once a week, and we're all super excited to see each other at LTI and Fall Kallah. The people I've met through NFTY have become some of my best friends. NFTY is not just a huge youth group; it's a place to find your Jewish identity and new friends from around the region."

To learn more about NFTY, visit

Mon, December 17 2018 9 Tevet 5779