(5th – 12th Grades):
Temple Beth Hillel’s youth groups are proud members of the Reform Movement’s North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Temple Beth Hillel belongs to NFTY’s Northeast Region, which consists of youth groups in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information on all of our youth groups, contact Temple Beth Hillel’s Youth Director, Shelly Haslett
5th – 6th and 7th – 8th Graders:
All of Beth Hillel’s 5th – 6th and 7th – 8th graders are invited to be a part of our Junior Youth Group programs. Separate events are held for each age group throughout the school year combining social fun, Tikkun Olam, and spirituality. Over the past few years, some of the most popular events were input from the students and the senior youth groupers.
Beth Hillel Temple Youth Group (SWFTY):
Beth Hillel Temple Youth (SWFTY) is a teen-led youth group for 9th through 12th graders that is advised by our Youth Director, Shelly Haslett. “SWFTYites” forge and build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming. Programs may include evening events, skiing, Shabbaton Shul-Ins, attending a national leadership camp with hundreds of Jewish teens from across North America, making a difference in someone’s life with a mitzvah project, concerts, or social action. The goals of SWFTY are to: instill Jewish identity; increase synagogue participation among high school youth; foster long-term commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism; and create today the Reform Jewish congregants of tomorrow.