Youth Groups at Temple Israel are available for all children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs blend social with social action, spirituality with song, and leadership with fun!
Connecting our youth to synagogue life is a vital part of enriching our children’s growth, focusing on building lifelong Jewish identities and friendships. Youth programs are fun and exciting! Temple Israel’s Youth Department is to provide a social and education outlet for the Jewish youth, create opportunities for connections to the local and global Jewish community, and to promote the development of current and future Jewish leaders at Temple Israel.
Youth Group Membership and Registration
Itty Bitty TIWPTY: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Itty Bitty TIWPTY is designed to introduce young children to engagement in our congregational community. Itty Bitty, TIWPTY will allow children a way to connect with one another in social and informal educational settings. Pre-K, K, 1st, and 2nd graders participate in Itty Bitty TIWPTY once every six (6) weeks, on Sunday, after Religious School for fun events as bowling, social action, and holiday events. Itty Bitty “TIWPTYites” begin associating Jewish Life and family with friends.
Chaverim Friends – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
Chaverim, meaning friends, provides opportunities to strengthen friendships with peers and meet new friends while engaging in our synagogue community. The group will meet every 5-6 weeks on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings following Religious School. Join us for events like, messy twister, social action, and holiday programs. Chaverim is a wonderful way to develop strong Jewish friendships and connections to the Jewish community.
TIWPTY Jr. (Temple Israel West Palm Temple Youth): 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade
TIWPTY Jr. readies tweens for an even more active Jewish future as Jewish individuals. We meet every 4-6 weeks either on a Saturday evening or Sunday after Religious School. Programs maybe held in conjunction with other junior youth groups. Programs are social, as well as provide opportunity for some informal learning. Social action and volunteer hours and opportunities will be available.
TIWPTY (Temple Israel West Palm Temple Youth): 9th, 10th, 11th , and 12th grade
TIWPTY fosters leadership skills through a balance of community building, worship, social action, weekend retreats and experiential Jewish programming, planned in conjunction with the TIWPTY teens. TIWPTY is a member of NFTY-STR (North American Federation of Temple Youth, for the Southern Tropical Region).
TIWPTY meets on Wednesday evenings before the Confirmation and High School classes meet. Events include, creative Shabbat services, Minute to Win It, Holiday themed programs, social action, and volunteer opportunities to name a few.
WE WANT YOU …AND YOUR FRIENDS
Event information si available on the website, email updates, and TI’s eKoleynu.