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 (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.
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This Sunday October 15th 12:45-4:30 pm (or when the game ends)
Come watch the Patriots Game with WAFTY at the Swanick’s House!
Food, Football, and Hanging out with your friends!
6 Mathew Circle in North Grafton
RSVP by this Friday, October 13th, to any Board member or to WAFTY
NFTY-NE BATY’s Levi Leap
Temple Beth Am
Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday night activity
You’re invited… to celebrate BATY’s B’nei Mitzvah with B’nei Mitzvah games and activities!
—–Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
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).
NFTY-NE December Institute
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Sunday, December 30, 2017
URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA
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