Our 5th - 7th grade Junior Youth Group programming offers exactly what pre-teens asked for – socialization! The kids love Saturday evening game and movie nights, and relish the opportunity to spend time in a comfortable environment with friends. Saturday night events always begin with havdalah, the service which signifies the end of Shabbat. Our youth show a special connection to this service and have created traditions at TRT which they hope to pass on to future Junior Youth Group members.
Want to ensure that you are kept up to date on all happenings with Jr RTSY? Sign up to be a member! It is only $25 for TRT members and $36 for non-TRT members and you can sign up here.
A new youth progams initiative has been put into place this year with membership. Youths MUST become a member of their youth group when they attend their second event of the year.
Jr RTSY Makes Hamantashen on Saturday, March 4th from 6-8pm. We will make the hamantashens, then have dinner, and have our treats at the end of the night. In the registration you can choose your child's favorite filling. I will try to accommodate everyone. The cost is $3 for Jr RTSY paid members and $5 for non-paid Jr RTSY tweens. If you have a rolling pin at home, please send it with your child that night to help us prepare the cookies. I will need parental help at this event. Please register early to make sure that I have enough dough for everyone. Register here.
6/7th grade opportunity - For the last couple years NFTY-GER (North American Federation of Temple Youth- Garden Empire Region) has hosted a weekend-long kallah (retreat) for 6/7th graders. This weekend is run/programmed by teens from NFTY-GER and is meant to introduce the tweens to NFTY. It is called NFTY-GER TON (An event for 6/7th graders). The event is held March 31- April 2nd at URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY. There will be a bus stop at TRT. Regular registration is open until March 8th @ $265. To register for the event please go here. We have had people attend this weekend in the past, if you have any questions I can put you or your tweens in contact with someone that has done this before. Want to know what it looked like last year? Here is our album from last year! Register your 6/7th grader today!!
TRT's Rock Shabbat Fundraising Concert with Dan Nichols! Sunday, March 5th at 5pm. You have have all heard music during services at TRT. Dan's music is so infused into our daily worship. For our teens, Dan's music is the heartbeat of song sessions at NFTY events. Dan has mellow and upbeat songs. You will want to get up and dance! Children/teens aged 6-18 are $5, adults are $18. There are also family packages available. Buy your tickets prior at concert.trt.org. Concert tshirts and coffee mugs are available. There will probably be CDs available that night too!
Looking for information about what other events we have scheduled for the year?
It has all of the Chaverim (grades 2-4), Jr RTSY (grades 5-7), RTSY (Grades 8-12), and regional NFTY-GER (grades 9-12 with 8th grade being invited at the end of the year) events. Dates/events for are subject to change.
Jr RTSY's Remind 101 text messaging service -
Text 81010 with the message - @jrrtsy to join!