TEMTY (Temple Emanuel Temple Youth), is our youth group for 9th – 12th graders.
The events are scheduled and organized by TEMTY and run by the members themselves. The high schoolers take on leadership roles by suggesting, planning and carrying out events, fundraisers and social action projects throughout the year. Members also have the opportunity to serve on the TEMTY board, responsible for leading meetings and developing programs and special services throughout the year. Members of TEMTY also participate in the regional and national Reform Jewish youth community through their region in NFTY (the North American Federation of Temple Youth). NFTY-NE, a regional organization comprised of congregations from Albany to Boston and from Connecticut to Quebec, hosts several regional events through the year, including two seasonal events at the URJ Camp Eisner in Great Barrington, MA, and the annual Fall Levi Leap Dance at Temple Beth Am in Framingham, MA. Enrollment in our Religious School includes membership in TEMTY for Temple members.
Jr. TEMTY includes 6th through 8th graders. Jr. TEMTY holds social events as a prologue to the senior youth group experience. It aims to create a sense of leadership and ownership of the organization. A variety of social and community outreach events will occur throughout the year.
TEMTY K’tanim includes 3rd through 5th graders. In Hebrew the word “k’tanim” means “little ones,” and this group makes up the youngest of our three Temple Emanuel youth groups. TEMTY K’tanim events occur periodically during the school year.
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