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 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.
This is a very chill event. Please feel free to wear pjs/comfy clothes and even bring homework if you need to! RSVP by Thursday, December 5th: http://bit.do/RTSYMiddayMovie
NFTY-GER– (9-12th graders)
January 10-12, 2020
URJ Camp Harlam, Kunkletown, PA
The coolest place to be this January is NFTY-GER’s Winter Kallah! Join your friends and meet new friends as we explore themes of community, both locally and globally. Winter Kallah also includes the first asefah (board meeting) of the year! NFTY-GER’s Winter Kallah is open to 9th through 12th graders. This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12. Meals included in the cost of the event. Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
Early Bird: $290 USD
Register by Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Regular: $305 USD
Register by Friday, December 27, 2019
Regular: $250 USD Register after Wednesday, November 20, 2019
This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 6 to 8.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.