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For almost seventy years, the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism. Comprised of over 500 local synagogue youth groups, NFTY functions as a youth organization, an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), as well as a program of the URJ Youth Division. There is a healthy balance between those aspects of NFTY that are youth-led and those that are directed by its adult advisors. Whether functioning as an organization, program, or youth movement, NFTY is a Reform Jewish community for high school students. NFTYites forge and build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming. Many NFTYites serve as NFTY leaders on the local TYG, regional, and even North American levels. Many NFTY Leaders continue on to become both lay and professional leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement.

Sinai’s NFTY chapter (SNFTY) offers high school students the ability to socialize, learn, and bolster their resume with community service hours and leadership opportunities. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 for dinner and activities.

The newest addition to Temple Sinai’s youth organization will be Junior SNFTY, open to 6-8th graders. This group of students will enjoy a wide array of youth programming every other Wednesday evening. Junior SNFTY members will have the opportunity to build and strengthen their ties with other Jewish youth and the Temple at large. By partaking in events that represent our heritage and tradition alongside trips and social events, this new organization will help junior youth stay connected and involved with their Jewish identity. Junior SNFTY will prepare its members for exciting and eventful opportunities in high school as active members of Temple Sinai’s Senior Youth Group, SNFTY – a program affiliated with the URJ’s NFTY, North American Federation for Temple Youth.

If you want to join us, have any suggestions or questions, please contact our Youth Coordinator Ron Barhai at

Sat, June 23 2018 10 Tammuz 5778