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

WAFTY 678

Saturday 11/18/17 – Sunday 11/19.17 –  WAFTY 678 Shul-In (Overnight)

Sunday 12/17/17  — 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

January and February programs TBD

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

Sunday 12/10/17

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

Saturday 01/27/18

Saturday 03/24/18