Jewish Learning Opportunities
for Teens

Offering unique programs and activities for Jewish teens in the Boston MetroWest Area

Upcoming Events

HiBuR Israel Experience 2023-24 - Open House
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30pm

Current 9th graders and their families – we invite you to learn about the HiBuR Israel Experience, which will start at the late summer of 2023. 


The program includes a 10-day trip to Israel, hosting students from Haifa, and a series of local seminars and activities. Registration is open to all current 9th graders, regardless of temple affiliation.

Service Trip to New Orleans
Registration in now open!

J-LOFT if thrilled to offer it’s first Youth Service Trip to New Orleans – and we’d love for you to join!


The trip will take place over spring break, and is open for teens in grades 8-12. We are also looking for several parent chaperons.


We will work together with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans on of their current renovation projects. Specific work can vary from painting, building house frames, cleaning debris, and other tasks. On our free time, we will visit local attractions such as the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, a youth jazz club, and much more.

Registration is now open, and the next virtual info session will take place on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00pm

3-Day Outdoor Adventure May 12-14

Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for a 3-day outdoor adventure in the Berkshires! The weekend will include hiking, learning outdoor skills, cooking, camping, and celebrating Shabbat outdoors.


This unique opportunity is offered in collaboration with Lech-Lecha, and national organization the specialized in delivering Jewish outdoor experiences for teens and adults.

Jewish Sci-Fi: The Mystery of the Golem
Starts February 27!

The Golem is a creature of mystery and deep power. Made from the clay and animated by divine power, the Golem obeys its creator…but often at a terrible price. From Rabbinic legends to medieval magic, from early silent movies to modern films, we’ll explore how this dynamic figure continues to shape Jewish (and Western) art and stories.


Class will meet on Mondays at 6:30 (optional dinner at 6) at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury.

Latest News

Our HiBuR teens are back from Israel!

Our 17 HiBuR students just returned from Israel, and we invite you to read about their adventures and take in the views on this daily blog!

MetroWest Jewish community showing up for J-LOFT's MLK Day of Service

To our dear Volunteers and Leadership Team – Thank you for making this MLK Day of Service truly special. See all our Thank Yous, list of recipients and more on our MLK Page.

J-LOFT Group participated in L'taken Social Justice Seminar

In December ’22, the J-LOFT group participated  in the fascinating and inspiring L’taken Seminar in Washington D.C., hosted by the Religious Action Center.

See you at the LOFT

J-LOFT tracks and events are open to all Jewish teens, whether you belong to a local temple or not. We offer:

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