Teen Kibbutzim

Now, more than ever, our youth need to connect with their peers. Our children are craving meaningful friendships, and we are honored to provide that path!

Teen Kibbutzim partners groups of teens with adult mentors who share a specific passion to build strong Jewish connections within our community.

Each kibbutz meets monthly from September through May. Teen Kibbutzim is free for all Temple Solel members in grades 7 – 12.

Check out the 20 Kibbutzim that are available for 2022-23 below!

Kibbutzim for 7-12th Graders

Theatre Kibbutz

Theatre kibbutz will explore this exciting craft by seeing live productions, watching iconic and new theatre performances, and create scene, monologue, performance, set, costume, and other aspects of the theatre experience.

Ski Mayim (Water Skiing)

Learn to water ski and kneeboard with longtime enthusiast Bob Berk. Hit the water with your friends for a monthly dose of wave, sun, and excitement.

Candy Making

Have you ever wondered how to make English Toffee, Rocky Road Fudge or Chocolate Caramels? Learn to create delicious concoctions with plenty to spare and share with friends and family.

Let's Play Pickleball

Learn the basics, strategy, and skills for the fastest growing sport in America. All you need is enthusiasm, sunglasses, and water!

Climate Solvers

The future of the planet is at stake, and our actions and leadership will make the difference! Take hold of your power to make a change with other teens who care about our planet. Educate and inspire others on how to take action while being guided by incredible climate change activists!

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football, March Madness brackets, watching games, debating best players, teams, and legacies with your Solel friends! Plus, a trip to see our local teams in action.

Dog's Best Friend

Come join other dog owners and fans for monthly pack walks together in North County's picturesque landscapes and trails.

Tikkun Project - Social Action Kibbutz

Are you looking to heal our world through Social Action? The Tikkun Kibbutz is the place for you! Meet other activists to discuss human and animal rights, environmental issues, mental health, poverty, hunger, and more. Let's create a network of future world leaders!

Crafting with Yarn

Knitting, crochet, and many other craft projects with yarn. Learn to make useful, fun, and gift items of your choice!

Sewing Kibbutz

Learn to sew on a sewing machine, read, print, and cut patterns, and create your own clothing!


Do you like to skate street, bowl, or just roll around? Whether you are trying to smith grind on a quarter pipe or stepping on for the first time, this is a group of all-leveled skaters. Skate, support, and learn together.

Tee It Up - Golf Kibbutz

Drive, chip, and putt for the first time or hone some skills at courses around San Diego. All skill levels welcome!


This kibbutz will be fun, instructional, and exploratory. We will paint various subjects and in various locations like still life, landscape, and seascape from life and/or photos. I will teach color, technique, composition, and design. 

Jackbox Games

Join us for fun and silliness as we play interactive online games as a community. Laughter is a staple of this Kibbutz, so you must laugh to play!

Snap That Photography

Our SNAP THAT photography kibbutzim will take monthly field trips around this beautiful city. Learn composition, creativity, and photography tips.

Ultimate Frisbee

Looking for physical activity and fun? Ultimate Frisbee kibbutz is for you! Ultimate Frisbee is a fast paced, non-contact sport that is easy to learn and requires no experience.

Runners Chai

Love running long distances with great people? Lace up your running shoes because you have found your training tribe!

Strength and Athleticism Training

Join the fun in a workout that will teach you proper body alignment while using your own body weight as well as dumbbells, balls, TRX, bands, yoga, and stretching.

Juicy Journalism

Learn the basics of journalism including; news writing for print, broadcast and the web, what is and isn’t news and how to cover a story. Field trips and/or independent trips to cover government meetings, community or school events and other newsworthy happenings.

Dungeons & Dragons

If your imagination runs as wild as your love for creating stories, playing games, making friends, and building new words then this group is for you!

Available to 9-12th Graders

Kavannah - Teen Band

with Craig Parks, Youth & Camp Director
The Kavannah Band has been a Solel tradition for over twenty years. This Kibbutz is open to all 9-12 graders who are proficient in an instrument and enjoy playing with a group. You do not need to know how to read music as long as you know how to play your instrument and have a true love of music and Judaism. You will help lead and perform as you bring joy to Solel through your musical gifts!

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