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 Brit Kehillah


EVENTS: (click flyers for PDF versions with clickable links)

RTSY Board Election information!!!

       It is time to choose next year’s RTSY Board. The RTSY Board for the upcoming year will be decided through an election of peer voting. We will start by voting for RTSY’s President and continuing down the gavel order from there. Teens will be asked to present, in front of everyone present, why they wish to be elected to that position. Each teen will have 2:30 minutes, except President candidates who will have 4:00 minutes, to present themselves. Each teen may choose one drop-down position to run for, should they not get their first choice. The drop-down must be below their first choice in gavel order (see below for positions listed in gavel order). The drop-down speech is limited to 1:00 minute. Students running for board must be 9-12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.
        Each candidate must write a speech for the positions they want to run for. A minor change for this year is that all speeches for a candidates must be sent to me at Shifra.malkin@yahoo.com with a picture to be sent with speeches by Sunday, May 26th. First choice speeches and pictures will be sent out to the RTSY community along with a Google Form for teens who cannot attend be able to have the opportunity to vote via absentee ballot. Speeches will be read at Elections by candidates for teens that are present at elections.
    A note to all candidates that campaigning is against the rules. Candidates should keep the positions that they are running for to themselves as to not influence anyone’s vote or desire to run for office.
        All positions are explained in detail in the Board Information Packet attached here. A new Application link to apply to be on board is below. Please review the positions and board responsibilites thoroughly.  If you have questions you may reach out to the current board member that holds that position or Shifra.  Thank you so much for wanting to become more active in RTSY by being on board.
Applications are due Sunday, May 26th  – Click here to apply




NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)

NFTY-GER Summer Send-Off Party

Sat, June 1, 2019  @ 5:30pm – 9pm
Temple Beth Miriam,
Elberon, NJ

  1. Spend time together with friends, old and new, before we head out for our summer adventures
  2. Enjoy dinner, Havdallah and a jam session around a fire pit
  3. Reminisce with alumni
  4. Celebrate the accomplishments of our Senior class

    Regular: $25 USD
    Register by Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Space Available: $25 USD
    Register after Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    (must be approved by regional director)

    This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 8 to 12, as well as alumni and adults.



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.

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 2018-2019 Board

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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.