J.tel is North Shore Synagogue's innovative, nationally recognized teen program. Each week our teens in grade 8-12 come together for dinner and participate in a program written and led by J.tel's teen board and under the guidance of Rabbi Rachel Maimin and Religious School Principal Jacquelynn Golub. Additionally, J.tel will embark on excursions many times throughout the year.  You can register online for J.tel!

As a dues paying member of J.tel, all teens are automatically members of NFTY. NFTY is Reform Judaism's North American youth movement. NFTY-NAR (New York Area Region) holds events approximately 8 times per year and provides social, religious, and service programming opportunities for teens throughout Long Island, Westchester and New York City.

J.tel's weekly program includes:

6:00 - 6:30 Dinner in the Youth Lounge
6:30 - 7:30 J.tel Grade Program
7:30 - 7:45 Dessert/Ten Minutes of Torah
7:45 - 8:30 Chugim (electives)


North Shore Synagogue Member - $475.00 J.tel and/or confirmation

Member of an Affiliated Synagogue - $625.00
(Member must be affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, the Orthodox Union, or the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.)

Unaffiliated or Member of an Unaffiliated Synagogue - $975.00

If your membership status at North Shore Synagogue or an affiliated synagogue changes after paying initial J.tel dues, you must supplement your previous payment to equal the amount of the non-member or affiliated synagogue price to continue enrollment in the J.tel program. If you are a member of an affiliated synagogue you must provide proof of membership in good standing to receive the affiliated synagogue price.


Meets Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.