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-led Rock Shabbat Service & “RTSY Save the World Shul-In”
Friday, April 20th-Saturday, April 21st is RTSY’s Service and “RTSY Saves the World Shul-In.”   The event will run from 6:30pm-8am. Dinner will be served before the service, as well as breakfast before pickup. The RTSY-led service will start at 8pm.
   The cost for the event varies based on your sign-up date.

$15 for RTSY members/$20 for non-paid RTSY/NFTY teens until TUES, April 10th.
$20 for RTSY members/$25 for non-paid RTSY/NFTY teens until TUES, April 17th.
  EVERY teen attending MUST bring a signed copy  (by teen AND parent/guardian) of the RTSY Brit Kehillah. Special attention must be paid to the TRT Youth Driving Policy as well.

Register Here



RTSY Election Info Dates
Are you interested in getting more involved in RTSY? We have the perfect opportunity! Be apart of RTSY Board!!
Do you want more information about the time commitment? Want to know more about the positions? Have general questions? Etc.  Come to the Election Information Session on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. The application for RTSY Board will be sent out within 24 hours of that meeting. RTSY Board will be decided on Tuesday, May 1st 6:30-9:00pm.
Pizza Dinner will be served at both evenings.




NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)

April 27-29th will be the NFTY-GER Spring Kallah @ URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY. There will be a bus from TRT. This is our LAST Kallah this year!!! We will be learning about Teen Activism and opportunities to engage in causes that you care about!
  The early bird cost is $275 by Wednesday, March 14th. The regular cost is $295 by Wednesday, April 4th. Limited registration will be available after April 4th.
Register here.
Amazing $$ Saving opportunity!! Teens who refer UP TO 3 friends as new members will have the opportunity to get up to $15 off  for this event ($5 per person, up to 3 people).

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!


Taste of NJ @ the Grand Marquis – Sponsored by Temple Rodeph Torah

The Taste of NJ Committee needs teen helpers to assist with various things during the event in the evening of Monday, June 11th. You may be a server, assist with getting things for vendors, help with any task for the event.  Teens will be fed! Vendors are businesses within Monmouth County. There will be a DJ and our own Sydney Schoenholtz will be singing at the event.
More information and sign-up to help that night will be out soon.

 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 2017-2018 Board


Jenny Beutel

Programming VP

Matthew Bookbinder

Social Action VP

Hope Hershman

Religious & Cultural VP

Zohar Grinvald

Membership VP

Liam Klass

Financial VP

Jackie Baron

9th Grade Rep

Lucas Timpanaro

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER Southern Recruitment VP)

Ashleigh Alves

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER PVP)

Marissa Klass

Ex-Officio (NFTY-GER RCVP)

Sydney Schoenholtz


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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, Shifra Malkin at shifra.malkin@yahoo.com.