RTSY (Grades 8-12)


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


RTSY’s Painting Party
On Sunday, Oct 14th from 1:15-3:15pm. The event will be @ TRT! We will have snacks and a 90 minute painting class with a local artist/teacher. The cost is $15 for RTSY members/$20 for non-paid RTSY members.   The cost covers art supplies (paint, brushes, and canvas) and snacks.
   If the weather is nice, we will be painting outside! We cannot wait to see your creative side shine!
RSVP by Thursday, October 11th to ensure we have enough materials for everyone! 


NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)

NFTY-GER Fall Kallah (Grades 9-12)     Register here.
October 5 – 7, 2018
URJ Kutz Camp, Warwick, NY
Grades 9-12
At this event teens will:
» Meet new people and see their friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps

»  Take part in interactive teen-led programs which will focus on training to be a leader in youth group and beyond

» Experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality through teen led services

» Learn valuable skills that will help build their resume and take on a leadership role at schools, congregations, and communities

» Choose from different tracks based on interests, including Temple Youth Leadership, Madrichim Training, Israel Adventure, and Arts & Music

Early Bird rate – $280 until Sept. 5
Regular registration -$300 until Sept. 19
Late registration $320 after Sept. 19 if space availableSaturday-only option: $100

See the NFTY-GER website for scholarship info, if needed.


Attention NFTY-GER 678 Parents: We are excited to announce our first Pop Up Shabbat of the school year! On October 12th, join middle schoolers from around the area for a Shabbat dinner, services and a special NFTY Oneg at Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains! We hope to see your middle schooler there! Register today!


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 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 2018-2019 Board

 Find is on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram too!!

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/Youth Director, Shifra Malkin at shifra.malkin@yahoo.com.