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Welcome to our WAFTY Youth Groups Page!

(Not in High School Yet? Click Here for Jr. WAFTY, WAFTY Lite & 2/3 WAFTY!)
SENIOR WAFTY (Grades 9 – 12)

Socialize, learn, and share in a friendly, Jewish atmosphere! Through Senior WAFTY, members participate in a variety of special programs for example: extreme bowling, dinner and discussion series, Hanukkah party, a regional Shul-in sleepover that WAFTY hosts, community service projects, and an annual Creative Shabbat Service. A student board of current WAFTY members along with the Youth Adviser develop programs to make for some very exciting events.

WAFTY is also a member of NFTY (2014-02-01 22.45.40 (2)North American Federation of Temple Youth), the youth division of the URJ. NFTY-NE (Northeast) is our parent organization and is made up of over seventy other Temple youth groups from the New England area. WAFTY takes part in monthly NFTY-NE programs including week-long institutes, weekend conclavettes and regional dances hosted by other congregations. NFTY-NE events are a great place for students to meet other Jewish teenagers or reconnect with camp friends.


Forms & Applications

Click HERE to Fill Out the WAFTY Babysitting Form

WAFTY Constitution

Upcoming Events!

WAFTY is going to the PawSox!

Saturday August 26th At McCoy Stadium

Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Lehigh Valley Phillies at 6:15pm

Followed by FIREWORKS!

Cost: $15 (cash or check made payable to Congregation B’nai Shalom) PLUS bring money for food—your ticket includes a $2 voucher for concessions

Meet at B’nai Shalom at 4:15pm and we will take a bus there.  We will return by 11:30pm the latest.

RSVP ASAP by Monday July 31st so we can reserve enough tickets before they all sell out!

Email WAFTY@cbnaishalom.org with your name and cell phone number and your parent’s cell phone number too

We hope you can join us for an exciting night!


NFTY-NE Summer Institute

Thursday, August 17 – Monday, August 21, 2017

URJ Crane Lake Camp
West Stockbridge, MA

Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel & Mitzvah Corps at this 5-day event

Join us at our first event of the 2017-2018 school year

Enjoy prayer experiences on the beach

Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs

Click Here for Information


NFTY-NE Fall Conclavette

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017

URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA


NFTY-NE BATY’s Levi Leap

Saturday, Ocotber 28, 2017

Temple Beth Am
Framingham, MA


NFTY-NE December Institute

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Sunday, December 30, 2017

URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

Congratulations to the WAFTY Board 2017-2018!

Co-Presidents: Emma Swanick and Sarah Swanick

Co-Membership and Communications Vice Presidents: Alex Sternberg and Tom Fromer

Co-Programming Vice Presidents: Ari Drotch and Peter Raider

Religious and Cultural Vice President: Kaila Goldstein

Social Action Vice President: Lexi Girard

Corresponding Secretary: Grete Feldman

Recording Secretary: Jason Weinberg

Treasurer: Max Pfeiffer

NFTY Representative: Anna Edgren

Grade Representatives: Jared Penna, Hayden August, Liza Armstrong,

Kendal August and Sullivan Barthel

For more information about Senior WAFTY Contact Debbi Morin