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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 Shul-in
December 14th to 15th, 2018
5:30pm to 9:30am – at B’nai Shalom

Join us for dinner, Shabbat services, and lots of games including a LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAME! And of course there will be a late night movie and make your own sundaes, and breakfast and a Shabbat experience the following morning.

Please note: teens may not drive themselves to and from the shul-in without written consent from a parent. Parents can email Debbi at


Cost is $15 which includes a donation to Community Servings

Additional Donations are also appreciated.

RSVP by Tuesday December 11th at

This Shul-in is just for WAFTY-ites, but on January 11-12, 2019, we are going to FROGY’s Subregional Shabbaton (like a shul-in, but you get to sleep at different people’s houses instead of at the temple.)

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

Sat, January 19 2019 13 Sh'vat 5779