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SENIOR WAFTY (Grades 9 through 12)

Socialize, learn, and share with each other in a friendly, Jewish atmosphere! Through Senior WAFTY, members participate in a variety of special programs which in previous years have included: extreme bowling, a dinner and discussion series, a pre-Chanukah party, a reality TV Shul-in sleepover, social events, community service projects, and an annual Creative Shabbat Service. A student board of current WAFTY members along with the youth advisor 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 weeklong institutes at Crane Lake or Eisner Camp in the Berkshires, and 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 old friends from summer camps.

To learn more about NFTY check out this facebook video

NFTY Northeast

Why are teens getting involved in NFTY NE | Northeast Region? Watch this student-created video to find out what it's all about.You can also learn more on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nftyne/#BostonJewishTeens

Posted by CJP - Greater Boston's Jewish Federation on Monday, September 7, 2015

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JUNIOR WAFTY (Grades 7 & 8)

Like the Senior WAFTY group, Junior WAFTY will participate in a variety of special and fun programs and social events as well as be involved in an annual regional sleep over in Brookline. This active and growing group, under the direction of the Youth Educator , also participates in Senior WAFTY programs as appropriate.

WAFTY "LITE" (Grades 4 & 5) and 2/3 WAFTY (grades 2 & 3)

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 and 2/3 WAFTY offers social and community service programs in a fun and creative context. These groups hold 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 the Youth Educator and 2/3 WAFTY is run by the Family Educator , and both are assisted by high school students.

For more information about Senior WAFTY Contact