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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!

NFTY-NE Fall Conclavette - October 12 - 14, 2018

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

Fall Conclavette 2018 is NFTY Northeast's first ever track-based event! Choose a track that relates to your interests, or something you've always wanted to try! While these tracks will cover most of our event, there will still be plenty of time we spend all together as a community participating in fun teen-led activities and t'filot!

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
  • Choose from different tracks based on your interests, including Social Justice, Arts, Environmental Justice, Jewish Texts & Oral Histories, and Songleading
  • Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday night activity
  • Unplug at camp and enjoy outdoor fun
  • Experiment with different approaches to prayer and spirituality through teen led services


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

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

Sun, September 23 2018 14 Tishrei 5779