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What is CABIT?

CABIT stands for CABI Teens. 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. 

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

If you’re interested in registering, or checking out a program, contact our teen advisors, Rachel and Ben Piscette, at

 A word from the Teen Advisors

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

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

Teen Opportunities 2019 - 2020 (5780)

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, Community School and Lifelong Learning Director at  Scholarship is subject to availability of funds. 

Mitzvah Corps - You can change the world around you, travel the world, and make strong friendships. Mitzvah Corps is a URJ program open to 9th- 12th graders. 

IRC - Teens will run a summer camp with refugees and stay on a college campus. They will experience college life as well as fun summer activities. 

Kutz - URJ Kutz Camp brings together hundreds of the most passionate Reform Jewish teen leaders from around the world for a summer of leadership development, deep learning, and joyful Judaism.

Tivnu - The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering the Pacific Northwest, and exploring the bond between Jewish life and social justice while working with Portland’s cutting-edge grassroots organizations.

NFTY in Israel - Teens will explore Israel just as our ancestors did on exciting adventures such as swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and climbing sand dunes. This program is open to rising Sophomores and Freshman in college. This will be the summer of a lifetime!

Check back frequently as this site is updated when we have new information and events.

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What is NFTY?

NFTY is the URJ's teen organization which brings together Jewish youth from around the US and Canada for fun events 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. 

"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." (R. Metzgar)

To learn more about NFTY, visit

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