NFTY’s heart and soul is the local Union for Reform Judaism affiliated synagogue Temple Youth Group (TYG). While each local TYG differs in organization, focus, size, and character, the Temple Youth Group is one outlet for the highly engaged Reform Jewish teenager in a Union Synagogue. While some TYGs only meet 5 times a year for social programs, other TYG’s meet over 20 times each school year and offer a full variety of social, leadership, educational, and social action programs.

Temple Youth Group (TYG) programs are offered by many Reform congregations in the Southern region. Go to the URJ Congregational Directory to find a congregation near you and get involved.

TYGs In Our Region

NFTY NO has 13 active youth groups from all across our region. A TYG is a Temple Youth Group or sometimes called a Senior Youth Group. If you are a 9th - 12th grader and a member of a URJ Congregation you are a member of your synagogue's youth group. They are a great opportunity to meet and socialize with Jewish teens outside of a religious school setting. TYGs are the foundation of NFTY NO - a youth group is a place to meet new friends, learn more about Judaism, and have a great time.

These youth groups are each unique and different. They do all kinds of amazing activities: bowling, whirlyball, havdallah, social action, and many more. Each TYG has an Executive board who plan monthly events with their Advisor. Many TYGs have more than just one activity a month including weekly youth lounge hang out nights. We'll be posting what's going on with each TYG througout the year. Stay Tuned for more updates...

B'nai Israel - B'nai Israel Youth Group

Bet Shalom Congregation - BESTY

Beth Hillel Temple - KRAFTY

Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun - MEETY

Congregation Shalom - SHFTY

Congregation Sinai - CoSY

Mt Sinai Congregation - MOSTY

Mt Zion Hebrew Congregation - SPORTY

Shir Tikvah - STIFTY

Temple Beth El (Fargo) - Beth El Youth Group

Temple Beth El (Madison) - MATTY

Temple Beth-El (Rockford)- GRTY

Temple Israel (Duluth) - DUSTY

Temple Israel (Minneapolis) - TIPTY

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