TEFTY – Youth Group

Comprised of students in grades 8-12, TEFTY is part of a larger web of Reform Jewish youth groups across North America.

  • TEFTY offers social events, social action community events, and monthly programming such as lounge nights where students get together at the temple to talk about current issues and socialize/hang out.
  • TEFTY functions as a youth organization within the NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) community. As a member of NFTY and the region SO (Southern), our youth group participates in local, regional, and national events.
  • Teens in TEFTY build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community building, worship, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational and social programming.

For more information on TEFTY, or to join, contact Monika F. Singletary at monika@ourtemple.org or 205.933.8037, ext 213.

NFTY is the High School Youth Group of the Reform Movement. For over sixty years, the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and live Reform Judaism. TEFTYis a member of NFTY and all Temple Emanu-El teens are invited to experience a NFTY Program.

  • NFTY is comprised of more than 500 local synagogue youth groups (like TEFTY!) and NFTY has 19 regions across North America.
  • The region that TEFTY belongs to is called NFTY-SO (Southern).
  • NFTY functions as a youth organization, an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism.
  • Many leadership opportunities are available for high school students.

Click here to learn more about NFTY SO!