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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:

On Sunday, November 19th from 2-4pm we will be going to Pinot's Palette (100 US 9, Galleria of Manalapan, Manalapan, NJ). We will be meeting at the venue!! We will have snacks available.
Cost is $20 for RTSY-paid members/$25 for non-paid RTSY members. There is limited space at this event - please reserve your spot early!   It is RTSY first! If spaces are available, then the event will open to NFTY-GERites.

 RTSY Painting Party


NFTY-GER- (9-12th graders)
NFTY -GER Winter Kallah is Tuesday, December 26-29th at URJ Camp Harlam. Early Bird Registration is open until Wed. Nov 15th at $350. Regular Registration closes on Wed Nov 29th and is $370Registration is OPEN! There is a bus from TRT!

NFTY 678 Monmouth - More events announced soon!

NFTY-GER Taste of NFTY Kallah! (Grades 678)
This kallah (retreat/weekend sleepover) is for tweens in grades 6, 7, & 8. We will be going to URJ Camp Harlam in Kunkletown, PA.  Information about this event can be found on the NFTY-GER website.

Taste of NFTY Flyer GER

  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!



Ner Shel Tzedukah Annual Coat and Toy Drive
The temple will be collecting coats & toys in the atrium form November 12th - December 18th.
They will be distributed to The Men’s Shelter in Freehold (Coats only), St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Asbury Park, and The Lion of Judah Church in Trenton.

Volunteers are needed on Monday, December 18th at 5pm to help sort the coats!
                      Anyone who volunteers at any of these can earn Community Service hours.

 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!

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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..