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 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.
This event is FREE for all 2-12th graders! Register here by Thursday, October 17th.
NFTY-GER– (9-12th graders)
October 27, 2019
Location to be announced soon!
Kickoff the year with NFTY-GER’s Southern Subregion and come get a taste of the fun we will have throughout the year. There will be tracks for both NFTY (9-12 graders) and NFTY678 (6-8 graders). Registration is open. This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 6 to 12.
NFTY-GER Fall Kallah
November 15-17, 2019
Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ
A home-hosted weekend filled with hands-on social action, friends, and fun! An email was sent out about TRT families being asked to help host teens for this event. Please consider helping and take in a few teens for the weekend. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shifra, Youth Director.
Regular: $215 USD
Register by Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Regular: $235 USD
Register after Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (must be approved by regional director)
NFTY 678 – See Subregional Southern event above!
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.