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8th through 12th graders are invited to join RTSY, or Rodeph Torah Senior Youth. RTSY members form lifelong bonds through social events, community service, shul-ins (overnights at the temple), leading a Shabbat service each spring, planning and operating the annual TRT P u r i m Carnival, and activities with national Reform youth movement, NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth).

Want to ensure that you are kept up to date on all happenings with RTSY? Sign up to be a member! It is only $36 for TRT members and $54 for non-TRT members and you can sign up here.
    A new youth progams initiative has been put into place this year with membership. Youths MUST become a member of their youth group when they attend their second event of the year. 

TRT Youth Driving Policy - All teens and parents should review as to be aware of the proper ways teens can get to/from events. ©10/2016

No automatic alt text available.EVENTS:

RTSY Purim Carnival Weekend!
We start with Set-up on Saturday, February 24th from 6:00-9:00pm.  We will provide dinner! Help us make signs and make the sanctuary into a carnival atmosphere!!  Register to help with set-up here.
On Sunday, February 25th  we will host our annual RTSY Purim Carnival!!! We offer shifts to register for in case you cannot be at the whole event. Shifts run from 10:00am~3:00pm. All teens registered MUST ATTEND &  BE IN COSTUME for the Carnival! Register to help at the RTSY Purim Carnival here.
Volunteer hours can be earned at both events!


RTSY Purim Carnival weekend


NFTY-GER- (9-12th graders)
Saturday, March 17th will be the NFTY-GER Maccabiah where we will have some subregional competitions and get to know each more as a region. This year the event will be held in Westfield at Temple Emanu-El. The early bird cost is $60 by Wednesday, February 7th. The regular cost is $75 by Wednesday, February 21st. Registration closes Wednesday, February 21st. Register here.

Maccabiah Flyer

NFTY 678 Monmouth - More events announced soon!


  Scholarships may be available through the NFTY-GER Scholarship Fund. Should you need any assistance, please apply through NFTY-GER during EARLY BIRD registration for each event that you may need help with.
Need-based subsidies may be available from the temple and the Jewish Federation.

     RTSY has this wonderful opportunity to be apart of NFTY-GER (North American Federation of Temple Youth -Garden Empire Region).  There are a variety of NFTY-GER events throughout the year, as listed on the program calendar above. In order to attend them, you must be a paid-RTSY member. To sign up for NFTY-GER events, go to  Be sure to "LIKE" NFTY-Garden Empire Region on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on regional information and pictures!



 Volunteer to aide at Jr RTSY (grades 5-7) and Chaverim (grades 2-4) 
Chaverim (grades 2-4) has 3 events during the year and meets 12-2pm after Hebrew School on specific Sundays.
Jr RTSY (grades 5-7) has events once a month from 6-8pm on specific Saturdays.  MUST be in 9th grade to volunteer with this group.
 Dates are listed within the sign up form. This can count for Community Service hours!! 

Teens are responsible for the dates that they volunteer for. If they are unable to help at an event already selected, they need to reach out to the Shifra Malkin, Advisor.  To volunteer at Jr RTSY, teens need to be in 9th-12th grade. Volunteers for Chaverim can be in 8-12th grade.

Anyone who volunteers at any of these can earn Community Service hours.


Looking for information about what other events we have scheduled for the year? Click the link for our Events flyer.
     It has all of the Chaverim (grades 2-4), Jr RTSY (grades 5-7), RTSY (Grades 8-12), and regional NFTY-GER (grades 9-12 with 8th grade being invited at the end of the year) events. Dates/events for are subject to change.


  RTSY's 2017-2018 Board


Jenny Beutel

Programming VP

Matthew Bookbinder

Social Action VP

Hope Hershman

Religious & Cultural VP

Zohar Grinvald

Membership VP

Liam Klass

Financial VP

Jackie Baron

9th Grade Rep

Lucas Timpanaro

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER Southern Recruitment VP)

Ashleigh Alves

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER PVP)

Marissa Klass

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER RCVP)

Sydney Schoenholtz


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RTSY's Remind 101 text messaging service -
Text 81010  with the message - @srrtsy   to join!

See our RTSY website       

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact RTSY advisor, Shifra Malkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..