NFTY's Temple Youth Group Starter Guide is your first step in creating heightened connections to Judaism, profound educational experiences and meaningful relationships for the teens of your congregation. It is our hope that this document serves as an effective roadmap for your adult and youth leaders as they join more than 450 other Reform Jewish congregations who support Temple Youth Groups, (TYGs).
This guide is meant to provide a working canvas on which you can paint the personalities of your own teens—there is no cookie-cutter model to TYG success. There are, however, fundamentals that have proven successful over the years. This document was created to encapsulate the very best of our best practices. We hope that this becomes more than a manual, but a working guidebook to help you cultivate and nourish your TYG.
Chapter 2: Five Months to a Working TYGA month by month guide to starting a TYG
Chapter 3: Leaderhip Roles and ResponsibilitiesTYG Executive Board and Positions, Art of Leadership
Chapter 4: ProgrammingOverview, Groupleading, Program Format, Road Map
Chapter 5: Social ActionTips and Projects for your TYG
Chapter 7: PublicityFliers, Hints, Phone Calls
Chapter 8: FundraisingWhy, How and Fundraising Ideas
Chapter 9: To Infinity and BeyondRealistic Goal Setting, Final Tips
AppendixEvent Checklist, Program Format, Membership Form, Mixers, Map, Dictionary