NFTY

Updated: May 20, 2019

The North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) is an international organization within the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ).  NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-empowered engagement.  There is a wide variety of opportunities to get involved in St. Louis through NFTY.  Shaare Emeth (SETYG), United Hebrew (NFTY UH), Temple Emanuel (TEDY) and Temple Israel (TIFTY) are all Temple Youth Groups in the St. Louis Area.  Each youth group has individual events such as lounge nights, Shabbat services, and weekend events throughout the school year.  All teens involved can attend NFTY Missouri Valley events, where teens spend a weekend doing Jewish learning and meeting other Jewish teens from Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming and Nebraska.


NFTY also offers a summer program, NFTY in Israel. NFTY in Israel offers many different programs, from 4-week to 5-week programs, some traveling to Poland and Israel, and some just to Israel. It is through the URJ and offers an opportunity to meet reform teens from across the US while exploring Israel and all its offerings. More info: nftyisrael.org


For more information on NFTY in St. Louis contact Lee Rosenberg


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STLJewishTeens.org is an entry point to Jewish life, designed to expose our community to the wide variety of Jewish opportunities for teens in St Louis. It is a project of the Reform Teen Initiative whose member congregations include United Hebrew Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Temple Israel, and Temple Emanuel. The Initiative is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For more information, contact Stacy Bernstein at sbernstein@jteens.org

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