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 Winter Wonderland Shul-In
Friday, December 7th – Saturday, December 8th 5:30 pm – 8:00am  
We will be serving a pizza dinner before our 6:30pm TRT RockHanukkah Shabbat service.

EARLY BIRD PRICING: $15 for RTSY members/$20 for non-paid RTSY/NFTY teens until TUESDAY, November 27th.
REGULAR PRICING: $20 for RTSY members/$25 for non-paid RTSY/NFTY teens until TUESDAY, Dec 4th.

You MUST register by December 4th to help us make sure that we have food, supplies, etc.   We will not be accepting later requests. Thank you!


NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)
NFTY-GER Winter Kallah
Thurs, Dec 27 – Sun, Dec 30, 2018
URJ Camp Harlam,  Kunkletown, PA

Winter Kallah is our longest event of the year and only high school event at Camp Harlam! Spend four days away with your NFTY-GER community unwinding and socializing. Main attractionsinclude: our annual talent show, Urban Mitzvah Corps auction, and a surprise Big Fun!

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12. There will be a bus from TRT!

Registration Cost-
Early Bird: $365 USD
Register by Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Regular: $385 USD
Register by Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Register today



NFTY-GER Taste of NFTY (TON) Kallah
Friday, Nov 30 – Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
URJ Camp Harlam, Kunkletown, PA

Taste of NFTY at Camp Harlam is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! Join us to see what NFTY is all about while having a fun weekend at camp making new friends! 8th graders who register for Taste of NFTY will receive a 10% discount to NFTY-GER’s Spring Kallah later in the year!

For more information click the  here to be directed to the NFTY-GER website.
Regular: $240 Register by Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Price includes bus transportation to camp, food, and lodging.

RTSY has a history of sending tweens/teens to this event. The participants in the past have come into RTSY wanting to be a leader, be on RTSY board, NFTY-GER board, and even NFTY National Board. This is a great opportunity for your 678th grader to meet other Jewish tweens/teens in the local area.



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

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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.