NFTY's TYG Starter Guide

NFTY's Temple Youth Group Starter Guide is your first step in creating heightened connections to Judaism, profound educational experiences and meaningful relationships for the teens of your congregation. It is our hope that this document serves as an effective roadmap for your adult and youth leaders as they join more than 450 other Reform Jewish congregations who support Temple Youth Groups, (TYGs).

This guide is meant to provide a working canvas on which you can paint the personalities of your own teens—there is no cookie-cutter model to TYG success. There are, however, fundamentals that have proven successful over the years. This document was created to encapsulate the very best of our best practices. We hope that this becomes more than a manual, but a working guidebook to help you cultivate and nourish your TYG.


History, Goals and Values, Netzer Olami, Programs and Events
A month by month guide to starting a TYG
TYG Executive Board and Positions, Art of Leadership
Overview, Groupleading, Program Format, Road Map
Tips and Projects for your TYG
Guidelines and Tips for Writing a Service and Religious Programming
Fliers, Hints, Phone Calls
Why, How and Fundraising Ideas
Realistic Goal Setting, Final Tips
Event Checklist, Program Format, Membership Form, Mixers, Map, Dictionary

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