NFTY Chavaya Temple Beth Tikvah is especially proud of our teen High School program. We are affiliated with NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) with chapters nationwide. Our teens are empowered to pursue personal growth, learning, tikkun olam and connections with other Jewish youth in the greater Los Angeles area, all rooted in Reform Judaism. Courses of study include ethics, the American experience, Racism, Modern Israel and more.
NFTY Teen (Grades 7-8) Saturday mornings 9am-12pm, Jewish Leadership. This is a deep experiential learning into core Jewish values and bringing them to action, and community leadership. A part of this year is Madrichim training, which is the training to be a Madrich, a leader, in our Chavaya.
NFTY Teen (Grades 9-12) Temple Beth Tikvah is an active member of NFTY, a special program through the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). It has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism.
Youth Leadership Programs- Temple Beth Tikvah’s Youth Department offer exciting Jewish experiences in a social setting for kids from elementary through high school. Youth programs are a way for kids to build lasting friendships through engaging programs and activities from skiing to Shabbat sleepovers to Purim parties. Our youth participate in social action projects, celebrate holidays, spend Shabbat together, and have fun experiencing Judaism. By celebrating these important moments together we hope to further their connections to Judaism. All programs are led by caring, energetic staff.
Shabbatonim- Nothing compares to the experience of spending an entire Shabbat learning, socializing, and praying with your friends. Every Temple Beth Tikvah Shabbaton includes a lively Shabbat experience and the opportunity to meet new friends in the TBT community, but each one is also a little different. You might go on a scavenger hunt, have a snow day, or even learn how to juggle!