BTTY: B’nai Tikvah Temple Youth
Alex Young, President
NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) is the Reform Jewish youth movement that helps teens forge and build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community building, worship, social action, and youth-led Jewish educational programming at the North American, regional and congregational level. As a youth movement at the forefront of creating and advocating for change at all levels of society, NFTY is deeply and actively involved in many projects to create change around issues that are important to us as teens and citizens, including bullying/harassment, disability inclusion, the environment, gender equality, gun violence prevention, mental health, racial justice, refugee resettlement, and Israel.
Over 500 Reform congregations throughout North America sponsor Temple Youth Groups (TYGs), bringing the NFTY experience to more than 6,000 high school-age young people in grades 9 through 12.
As a movement, NFTY builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, to teach compassion, fight injustice, engage with Israel, and build community. NFTY is the safe, home-away-from-home that inspires our teens to become their best selves and empowers them to change the world.
Led by teens, for teens, BTTY is B’nai Tikvah’s high school youth group. Each event is planned and led from start to finish by an elected board comprised of BTTY members. BTTY aims to create a more connected community, by bringing it together and fostering new friendships, as well as celebrating our shared heritage and having fun. Our events include movie nights, bowling trips, sports events, and jam sessions.
BTTY is a fun, easy, no-commitment way to connect with other teens in the area, so feel free to join us and chill at any event, and forward any questions to BTTY@tikvah.org. See you at our next event!
APRIL 15: PJ Movie Night!
Join BTTY’s local teens for a PJ movie night on April 15, from 6 to 9PM. All Jewish high schoolers and 8th graders are welcome. Bring your friends and meet new ones while eating, watching a movie, and playing games. See you there! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 13: BTTY Banquet
Details coming soon!
MAY 19-21: Gesher Kallah (CWR Regional Event)
This event is open to Jewish teens in grades 8-12.
Transition can be scary or exciting, just depends whether or not you have a loving, supportive community by your side. Join us as we bring the school year to a close, saying goodbye to our dearest seniors and WELCOMING THE FUTURE OF NFTY – OUR 8th GRADERS!! Join us, for what will certainly be our largest event of the year, as we CELEBRATE, LAUGH, and WELCOME!! More details, prices, and sign up at centralwest.nfty.org.
BTTY 5777 TYG Board:
President: Alex Young
Programming Vice President: Sam Rubenfield
Social Action Vice President: Nieves Winslow
Religious and Cultural Vice President: Noam Franbuch
Membership and Communications Vice President: Izzy Young
For more information about NFTY, visit nfty.org, or our regional website centralwest.nfty.org.