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 (The Reform Jewish Youth Movement).
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 register for membership here.
A new youth programs 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.
2020 RTSY Rock Shabbat (Service starts at approx. 18 mins in)
EVENTS: (click flyers for PDF versions with clickable links)
The next process into the year is our RTSY Teen Leadership for next year. Below are some important links.
If you have any questions about being on board, feel free to contact any of the RTSY Board members.
RTSY Election Information Packet
The informational packet about the leadership positions available for RTSY Board. Read over to learn about the different positions.
RTSY Board Application
This link for the application to run for board.
RTSY Constitution (revised 3/2020)
Recently the RTSY Board updated the RTSY Constitution. Please make sure to read it about the changes in board positions available and the process for elections.
End of the Year Party
On Sunday, May 31st from 3:00 – 4:30pm we will be gathering on Zoom for an End of the Year Party full of virtual games! This will be the last event of the year for all youth groups! We can’t wait to see you there! Wear your best hat to the event! RSVP here to get the zoom link.
RTSY Virtual Community Service
There is a unique opportunity to help others during this remote learning experience. Tutoring – Are you interested in tutoring a 2-7th grader? Create a class – Would you like to create a class for 2-12th graders? I.E. a Zumba or Israeli dance class, how to make friendship bracelets, TikTok dances, etc. Respond to the survey for Community Service here so we can set things up!
NFTY-GER– (9-12th graders)
URJ Youth and Camp Virtual Gatherings
If you would like to join in virtual gatherings of local URJ camps or NFTY, check out this link for a full schedule.
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 www.gardenempire.nfty.org 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.
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 2019-2020 Board
See our RTSY website
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact RTSY advisor/Youth Director, Shifra Malkin at email@example.com.