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 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. 


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


EVENTS: (click flyers for PDF versions with clickable links)

RTSY Serves the Community


This event is Saturday, February 22nd. We will be meeting at The Ronald McDonald House ( 145 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). The event is from 10:30am-1:30pm. We will learn about what the Ronald McDonald House does for families who have children fighting long-term illnesses. The group will then prepare lunch for the families staying at the house. The event is FREE!!

Community service hours can be earned!!
Purim Carnival Weekend!!!

    It is that time of year again! Our Purim Carnival Weekend is upon us!! All proceeds from the Purim Carnival goes to RTSY! We need YOUR help to create the Purim Carnival!
    Join us Saturday, March 7th from 6-8pm to help set-up the room. We will be decorating, making signs, using lots of tape, and having tons of fun!
  On Sunday, March 8th please sign up for a shift to help run the Purim Carnival. Teens are needed to run the games,  stand guard of any inflatable games, and promote a fun time! 
RSVP using the appropriate links below. Please be on time for your shifts. If you need a sign-off on hours, bring the paper with you for Shifra to sign.

Community service hours can be earned for both days!!! RSVP Below

http://bit.do/CarnivalSetUp20                        http://bit.do/Carnival20



NFTY-GER (9-12th graders)

NFTY-GER’s Urban Mitzvah Corps 50th Anniversary Fundraiser


February 22, 2020

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

To celebrate 50 years of the URJ’s Urban Mitzvah Corps program and NFTY-GER’s support of the program, please join us for an evening of reconnecting with past UMC alumni, an evening havdalah service, and an auction to raise money for UMC’s 50th Anniversary fundraiser.

We invite all current, past, and future NFTY-GER and UMC participants, supporters, and their families.

5:00 pm Shmoozing and Food
6:30 pm Havdallah
7:00 pm Auction

Attire for the evening is casual.



Registration: $18 USD
Please Register by Monday, February 17, 2020

This event is open to any current NFTY-GER participants, Urban Mitzvah Corps Alumni, and their families.

  • Dinner 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.
Register for UMC Auction




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  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!

Saturday, November 16– TRT’s Comedy Night- Teens needed to help. More information will be given as the date gets closer.
Community Service hours can be given to teens who volunteer at these events.

 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 2019-2020 Board

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact RTSY advisor/Youth Director, Shifra Malkin at shifra.malkin@yahoo.com.