POWTY Youth Programs B’RIT K’HILAH -
Code of Conduct
The Community Synagogue
I will promote the creation of a religious youth community based on mutual respect and a sense of personal well-being. I will treat others with kavod (honor and respect) because we are created b’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God). I have read the following rules, designed to promote the health and safety of all event participants, and have indicated my complete acceptance by my signature and that of my parent/guardian.
I will not possess, consume, or distribute alcoholic beverages, other than that served by adult leadership for Jewish sacramental purposes.
I will not possess, use, or distribute any illegal drug or drug paraphernalia.
I will not smoke or consume or distribute tobacco products at any time during the event.
I will attend and participate fully in the entire event, unless otherwise agreed upon with my chaperone. I will arrive on time, stay until the end, and remain on the event premises at all times.
I will not bring or use any weapons, firearms, or anything that may be construed as a weapon.
I will not commit any illegal act. I understand that vandalism, disturbing the peace, or other inappropriate behavior as determined by the adult leadership will not be tolerated. I understand that I will have to pay for any damage that I cause. I understand that no gambling is allowed, except for fundraisers approved by the adult leadership.
I will abide by the event curfew announced by the leadership. After each evening’s program, I will go directly to my room, and remain there until breakfast the next morning.
I understand that no guests are allowed at any event and that any unauthorized guests will be asked to leave immediately.
I understand that only individuals allowed in my room are the ones who have been assigned to sleep in that room.
I will not participate in any activities that could be deemed as hazing, sexually harassing, demeaning, or hurtful. I agree to refrain from inappropriate sexual behavior.
I agree to abide by any additional rules, pertinent to a specific event, which may be announced, and to accept the consequences of their violation.
I understand that these rules of behavior apply from the time I leave home for the event, during the event itself, and until I return home after the event.
We understand that some of Senior POWTY's experiences involve activities, group living arrangements and interactions that may be new to my child. These things come with certain risks and uncertainties beyond what my child may be used to dealing with at home. I am aware of these risks, and I am assuming them on behalf of my child. I realize that no environment is risk free and so I have instructed my child on the importance of abiding by B’rit K’hilah - Code of Conduct. My child and I both agree that he or she is familiar with these rules and will obey them. We further understand that sanctions imposed by the Adult leadership for violation could include immediate expulsion from the event, at the expense of the parent or guardian.
By checking the box on the attached registration form for The Community Synagogue’s POWTY Youth Programs, I affirm my agreement, and my child/teen’s agreement, to the rules and policies of this B’rit K’hilah.