Youth Group

Temple Emanu El Youth Group (TEMTY)

Temple Emanu El’s youth groups offer social, educational and religious experiences for students in grades 5 to 12. Programs include youth-led services, camp experiences, retreats, tikkun olam projects, planning the Temple’s annual Purim Carnival and much more.

Click here to access the TEMTY Website.

JYTEEGrades 6 - 8: Junior Youth of Temple Emanu El (JYTEE) is an exciting way for younger students to get a taste of the fun and enjoyment of 2012-2013 Winter_CampYouth Group. Every student who is a part of the Monday evening program is a member of JYTEE. JYTEE events are opportunities for our students to get together outside of Religious School, including an opportunity to attend a Regional Youth Group event each year.  In the Spring of each year 8th graders are welcomed into the Senior Youth Group experience. JYTEE Board is made up of 5 students elected each December for a one year term.

2015 Youth Group BoardTEMTY LOGO_BoxGrades 9 through 12: Senior Youth Group (TEMTY) is a fantastic opportunity for teens to spend time with their Temple friends away from the structure of the classroom. Every student who is a part of the Monday evening program is a member of the Senior TEEn Kolel youth group. All events are meant to be social and fun, as well as containing a Jewish component. Very often this component takes the form of community service, supporting both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations. This is a great opportunity for students to begin to develop leadership skills. The Senior Youth Group members also organize our congregation’s annual Purim Carnival as well as help create events for the Junior Youth Group and other younger students.   For more information about TEMTY programming Friend us on Facebook  (TEMTY Cleveland) or follow us on Twitter @TEMTYCleveland.


2017 - 2018 TEMTY Board

Co-Presidents  Chad Abrams & Michael Kohler
Programming Vice President  Josh Shankman
Social Action Vice President  Sydney Moss
Religious & Cultural Vice President  Izzy Lashley 
Membership Vice President  Peter Abrams
Communications Vice President  Noah Appel 
2017 - 2018 JYTEE (Junior Youth Group) Board  
President Jessica Abrams
Programming Vice Presidents Alexa Konover & Ethan Greenberg
Social Action Vice President Abby Weissberg 
Religious & Cultural Vice President Aaron Titlebaum 
Membership Vice Presidents Sammie Lashley, Kylee Moss, Marina Caporossi
Communications Vice Presidents Eliana Crumley & Cece Messina


To find out what's happening at the regional level level, check out the North American Federation of Temple Youth NorthEast Lake Region (NFTY-NEL) webpage.