Youth Groups

Young people are a vital part of the Rodef Shalom community. As such, they deserve their own special place in the Congregation. Our Youth Groups provide opportunities, replete with plenty of engaging activities, for young people to learn about themselves, each other, our community, and Reform Judaism. And—let’s not forget this part—to have a lot of fun, whether it be on horseback, at a party, or decorating a sukkah.

Youth Group melds Jewish fellowship with fun activities. All students—PreK through Grade 12—are welcome to join us for horseback riding, movie nights, themed parties, sukkah decorating, the spaghetti dinner for tzedakah, North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) weekends, community-wide Shabbat experiences, coffeehouses and many other activities. Our Youth Groups are divided into four groups: Family Fun Club, Team 345, 678 Crew, and THERSTY (THE Rodef Shalom Temple Youth). Each brings a different dynamic and energy to our informal educational programming, which includes exposure to ways of social action, educational and religious programming, and social activities.

High School students are welcome to join NFTY, the Reform movement’s national youth movement. Participation allows Rodef Shalom students to make connections with youth from around the country, building the Jewish community.