Temple Youth Group

Temple Youth Group

Teens Gesher Program

Imagine a congregational school in which the Sunday before a child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is their last day of classes, forever.

Stefani Carlson
NFTY Asefah

This spring, as the flowers start to bloom and we put away our warm winter clothes, another transition is happening in many of our congregations: teens on youth group boards will pass the baton of

Posed group of smiling Jewish and Muslim teens

In August 2014, many of us around the country watched news reports pertaining to the brutal and vicious beheading of American James Foley by ISIS. We were stunned and deeply upset.

Rabbi Paul Jacobson

In 1924, educator Joseph L.

Michelle Shapiro Abraham and Miriam Chilton

It was a warm August day and I had shaving cream and chocolate syrup splattered across me. The “Messy Maccabiah” event for our middle schoolers was just ending.

Ethan Lane-Miller

Are your teens getting ready to lead the Purim Carnival at your synagogue?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham

The stone passes, from student to teacher and back to the student again. They speak softly and listen well.

Rabbi David Burstein

There’s an old Hassidic story about a prince who is convinced that he is a rooster, and therefore takes off all his clothes and refuses to eat unless he may do so from underneath the king’s table.

Rabbi Dena Shaffer

by Kara Liu

Youth engagement is about more than just teens. Rather, effective youth engagement is a whole organism made up of parents, leaders, and the young people themselves.