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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

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Upcoming Events!

Clue: A WAFTY Whodunnit Shul-in

Come join Senior WAFTY from Saturday December 2nd at 6:00 PM, to Sunday December 3rd at 8:00 AM for a sleepover filled with mystery, games, and friends! Admission is $15, which includes a donation to Operation Gratitude. For community service at our Shul-In, we are writing letters to veterans and active troops, and we will be sending care packages. It costs $15 to make and ship a package. The cost of the Shul-In includes a donation, but any additional donations would be greatly appreciated. To find more information about this organization, please visit their website at www.operationgratitude.com

Register online at


by Wednesday, November 29th.

If you have any questions, please email wafty@cbnaishalom.org.


URJ Biennial

Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 10, 2017

Boston, MA

Be part of the Teen Experience at the URJ Biennial, the largest Jewish gathering in North America! 5,000 adult and teen attendees will come together to worship, learn, sing, build community, and shape the future of the Reform Movement. This is the perfect leadership opportunity for congregational teen leaders (temple youth group board members and others), NFTY regional board members, and aspiring leaders. Teens are invited to attend for the full Biennial experience, the Leadership Experience (Wednesday – Friday) or the Shabbat Experience (Friday – Sunday).

Saturday night Dinner, Dancing, and Harbor Cruise

URJ Biennial Website

  • Hanukkah Shabbat Celebration!

    December 15th @ 6pm-Join WAFTY and Congregation B’nai Shalom for a Hanukkah Shabbat Celebration!  More details to follow soon.

    NFTY-NE December Institute

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

    URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

    December Institute is taking place at Eisner Camp in Great Barrington MA. This wonderful event gives your teens the chance to meet new people, wrestle with hot topics during interactive teen-led programs, “unplug” from the stress of the semester, and experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality through teen led services.

    Register by November 22nd to save $35.  Regular registration ends December 6th.  NFTY-NE and WAFTY scholarships are available.  Please contact Debbi for additional information.

    For information and registration, go to https://northeast.nfty.org/event/nfty-ne-december-institute-2/?event_date=2017-12-26

    NFTY-NE Winter Wonderland

     Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 4, 2018

    Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester, NH

    Winter Wonderland is NFTY-NE’s longstanding Winter weekend event, hosted by MANTY in Manchester, NH! This event is a fun way to experience Winter in New England! Enjoy a Shabbat experience with new and old friends, a full day at Gunstock Mountain skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, and two nights of accommodations in a local host’s home!

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