Classroom experiences are critical to experiencing community, enhancing learning, and deepening Jewish identity. But classroom experiences are not enough. At Congregation B’nai Shalom there are opportunities at every age for kids to grow, to develop friendships, and to feel connected. With active participation comes a real sense of belonging.

WAFTY 678 (Grades 6, 7 & 8)

Like the Senior WAFTY group, WAFTY 678 will participate in a variety of special and fun programs, social events, and social action projects. In addition, there will be several opportunities to attend regional events with other youth groups in the area. This active and growing group, under the direction of Youth Educator Debbi Morin, will meet almost every month.

Upcoming Program Dates


Sunday 3/11/18 — 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday 4/29/18 — 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday 6/10/18 – Full Day Program!

wafty-lite-bowlingWAFTY “LITE” (Grades 4 & 5) 

Periodic Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings provide the time for this initial youth group experience. We begin with the premise that the Temple is a place for young people to learn social skills in a context of Jewish values. WAFTY Lite offers social and community service programs in a fun and creative context. WAFTY Lite holds 4-5 events per year which are intended to foster Jewish identity and to promote Jewish friendships outside of religious school by creating social opportunities. The WAFTY Lite programs are led by Family Educator Cheryl Pouliot, assisted by high school students.

Upcoming Program Dates

WAFTY Lite Shul-in 2018!
(aka 4th & 5th graders)
Friday, February 9th – Saturday, February 10th
Tubing at Ski Ward
Pizza, Hot Chocolate/Water in our own ‘heated’ tent)
Followed by: Israeli Games and Activities, Snowman making (if there’s enough snow!), Late night movie, Ice Cream Sundaes, breakfast and Shabbat Crafts!
4:00pm Drop off at B’nai Shalom on Friday, 02/09/18
10:30am Pick up at B’nai Shalom on Saturday, 02/10/18
What to Pack??!
Sleeping Bag * Pillow * Pajamas * Extra Socks
Blankies & Stuffed Animals

Clothes for Saturday
Indoor shoes
Snow tubing clothing (snow coat, snow pants, hat, scarf, snow boots, gloves/mittens, appropriate socks, etc)
***ALL belongings MUST be labeled!!***
SIGN Up Online NOW!!


Sunday 03/11/18

Saturday 04/28/18

2/3 WAFTY (Grades 2 & 3)2015-10-03 14.34.01

Saturday or Sunday afternoon programs bring our 2nd and 3rd graders together for fun and social time!  Children, accompanied by parent chaparones go apple picking, bowling, jumping at skyzone or see a movie and eat pizza at the Temple!  2/3 WAFTY is run by the Family Educator Cheryl Pouliot, assisted by high school students and parents.

Upcoming Program Dates

Annual Faux Shul-In!!

Sign up now for the 2/3 WAFTY – Faux Shul-in on Jan 27th, 3:30 pm-8:30 pm!  This is just like a shul-in but without the sleepover and includes an exciting agenda with Big Joe the Storyteller, Games & Activities, Havdallah, Pizza Dinner, Ice Cream Sundaes and a movie!!  Bring your favorite blankie and/or stuffed animal (options).  We already have close to 15 of your friends signed up.   Don’t miss out!  Go here to sign up now!! Contact Cheryl Pouliot, , if further assistance is needed!! Sign up deadline is January 25, 2018.

Next Program: Saturday 03/24/18