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WAFTY 9 - 12

Welcome to our Sr. WAFTY Youth Group Page!

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.


Click HERE to fill out the WAFTY Babysitting Form

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.


Click HERE for NFTY-NE Website

Click HERE to sign up for NFTY-NE Newsletters

Upcoming Events!

WAFTY is back in full-swing as well, and we're starting the year with an event at Apex Entertainment on October 20th

The event will feature escape the room, laser tag, and bowling, to get back in touch with everyone after the summer! After that will be a pitstop at Friendly's for some ice cream and fribbles. 

Here are the details:

Where: Apex Entertainment in Marlborough

When: Saturday, October 20th from 5 pm to 9 pm. 

Cost: $40 (that includes dinner, but bring money for Friendly’s afterward)

You can find all the details and the registration here:  

NFTY-NE Levi Leap

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Temple Beth Am
Framingham, MA

Levi Leap is NFTY-NE's biggest social event of the year! Spend a day with your friends from all around the northeast participating in social activities, dinner, and Havdalah!

Cost: $60 USD
Register by Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.


9th Grade New York Seminar - November 9 - 11, 2018

NFTY-NE December Institute - December 26 - 30, 2018

December Institute, aka Insty, is taking place from December 26-30that Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA.  This is a fantastic event!  Registration and additional information is at

Scholarships are available—contact Debbi at

At Insty, you will meet new people and see friends from camp, wrestle with hot topics during interactive peer-led programs, “unplug” from the stress of the semester, experiment with different approaches to prayer through peer-created and led services, sing your heart out at song-sessions, and voice your opinions at Asefah (business meeting) which helps guide NFTY forward.

FROGY Sub-regional Shabbaton - January 11-12, 2019

Post-Confirmation Southern Experience - January 24-27, 2019

10th Grade L’Taken Seminar in Washington DC - February 8-11, 2019

NFTY-NE Winter Wonderland - February 8 - 10, 2019

NFTY National Convention in Dallas TX - February 15 - 18, 2019

NFTY-NE Spring Conclavette - March 29 - 31, 2019

NFTY-NE Leadership Kallah - May 3 - 5, 2019

Sr. WAFTY Board 2018-2019

President—Ari Drotch

Membership and Communication Vice President—Hayden August

Programming Vice President—Emma Swanick

Religious and Cultural Vice President—Kendal August

Social Action Vice President—Liza Armstrong

Recording Secretary—Sarah Swanick

Treasurer—Max Pfeiffer

NFTY-NE Representative—Anna Edgren

Ex-Officio—Peter Raider, NFTY NE Corresponding Secretary


Grade Representatives:

Courtney Blumberg—10th grade

Emily Bruck—10th grade

Eva Drotch—10th grade

Leah Mintz—10th grade

Max Cleveland—11th grade

Zack Pouliot—12th grade

For more information about Senior WAFTY Contact Debbi Morin

Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779