Our 5th – 7th grade Junior Youth Group programming offers exactly what pre-teens asked for – socialization! The kids love Saturday evening game and movie nights, and relish the opportunity to spend time in a comfortable environment with friends. Saturday night events always begin with havdalah, the service which signifies the end of Shabbat. Our youth show a special connection to this service and have created traditions at TRT which they hope to pass on to future Junior Youth Group members.
Want to ensure that you are kept up to date on all happenings with Jr RTSY? Sign up to be a member! It is only $25 for TRT members and $36 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.
URJ Summer Camp Presentation
Join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 10:50am-12pm to learn about local URJ SUmmer Programs. We will be hearing about Camp Harlam and URJ Specialty camps like Sci-Tech, Sports Academy, and Creative Arts. The presentation will be geared towards the kids first with a lively experiement by our presenter, URJ Sci-Tech Assisstant Director Barak Malkin. After that the discussion will be for the parents for any questions you may have about the programs, schedules, needs, scholarships, etc.
Our next event is Jr RTSY Hanukkah Party!! On December 16th from 6-8pm. The cost is free. We will be lighting the menorah, eating some Hanukkah food, playing driedel, and more! Please RSVP by December 14th so we can have enough supplies and food!!
If this is your child’s second event, please make sure to register them as a Jr RTSY member – link the membership section below.
If this is your child’s second event, please make sure to register them as a Jr RTSY member – link the membership section above.
NFTY-GER TON (Taste of NFTY) Kallah– (Grades 6-8) Fri, Dec 1-Sun Dec 3rd at URJ Camp Harlam in Kunkletown, PA. Early Bird is open until Wed October 25th at $200. Regular registration closes on Wed November 15th at $225. This event is run by NFTY-GER teens are working very hard to make the event special and awesome for our 6-8th graders. To stay up-to-date on information go the the event page on the NFTY-GER website.
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.
Jr 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 for middle schoolers 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!
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.
Jr RTSY Parents now have a group on FACEBOOK!
Sign up for Remind 101 text reminders!
Jr RTSY’s Remind 101 text messaging service –
Text 81010 with the message – @jrrtsy to join!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jr RTSY advisor, Shifra Malkin at email@example.com.