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



Midnight Run

Saturday, January 26th-27th from 5:30pm – 8am. We will be having havdallah, prepping for the trip into NYC, and having a late dinner during our prep time from 5:30pm-9pm. We return from NYC between 1/2am and then teens are invited to sleepover at the temple.  

8th graders are invited for prep, pick up is at 9pm.  Please be prompt!!!

9-12th graders – Seats on the bus are first come, first served! Limited space!
Teens going into NYC MUST attend for prep beforehand. RTSY-paid members will be given priority over non-paid RTSY members.

Everyone can help prep! All TRT teens can earn volunteer hours!
Parents are needed to help chaperone in order for this event to happen!!!
Here are the links for registering for the event AND to sign up to being something that we need to help with our prep for the night. Regsiter today!   Sign up to bring food prep donations!

Donations are being collected in the TRT Atrium in the bin closest to the lobby! Below is our donation requests. Thank you so much for your help and support!









NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)

NFTY-GER Maccabiah
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Temple Emeth, Teaneck, NJ

A friendly color war competition between the NFTY-GER subregions that will be fun for new and returning members alike! Whether you’re interested in art, music, or sports, there will be activities at Maccabiah for you! Experience all the best parts of our weekend events in just one day, beginning in the morning and ending with Havdallah.
There may bus for this event at an additional cost for our area.

Regular cost: $65 USD
Register by Wednesday, January 16, 2019



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.