Baltimore Education Initiative for Teens of Reform Judiasm
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North American Federation of Temple Youth - Mid-Atlantic Region (NFTY-MAR)
NFTY-MAR brings together Reform Jewish Teens from North Carolina, eastern West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and far-eastern Tennessee. Our members come together at many times during the year for learning, fun, worship, community service, and fellowship to help young Jewish adults throughout the region build and strengthen lifetime ties with each other and Reform Judaism.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (BHeCTY)
BHeCTY is Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's Senior Youth Group. BHeCTY has been known for it's outstanding events, including Shul-in's, Six Flags, and Inner Harbor Scavenger Hunts. 8-12th graders are invited to join us for events that are created by BHeCTYites themselves. Our goal is to have events that are exciting to us as a whole and as individuals with interests of our own. Please contact Youth Group Advisor, Joe Levin-Manning (
 for events and more information.

Har Sinai Temple Youth (HaSTY)
HaSTY, or Har Sinai Temple Youth, is a vibrant organization run for and by the youth of Har Sinai Congregation. HaSTY combines social, religious, social action, and travel activities into unforgettable experiences for 9th-12th graders. Some favorite activities 
include lounge night, ‘Cupcake Wars’, and ‘Chopped: Raven’s Style’. Our travel oppurtunies range from congregationl trips to Israel to traveling regionally to NFTY-MAR.  Aaron Klaus serves as Har Sinai’s Youth Engagement Coordinator working as the direct advisor of HaSTY.  He is available to dicuss Har Sinai’s youth programming and can be reaching at the Temple office, 410-654-9393

Oheb Shalom Temple Reform Youth Group (OSTRYG)
Building the future of Judaism starts with building our youth. The youth groups at Temple Oheb Shalom expand upon the education and friendships started in the classroom to build a strong Jewish identity and connection to our synagogue and the Jewish community as a whole. We have three youth groups designed to match the different ages and interests of our youth. Oheb Shalom Temple Reform Youth Group (OSTRYG), is our senior youth group made up of grades 9-12. OSTRYG elects a teen leadership board each year that helps design and plan the calendar of events for the year. Our members are also actively involved regionally in National Federation of Temple Youth - Mid Atlantic Region (NFTY-MAR), where they have the opportunity to unite with Jewish youth from Delaware to North Carolina for weekend kallahs. The other two youth groups available are Junior OSTRYG, grades 6-8, and Micro OSTRYG, grades 3-5. Each group provides its own unique activities and experiences to engage our participants. The activities range from camping trips to skiing, white water rafting to amusement parks. These exciting events tie in social activities with Jewish services, social action, and contemporary themes. Temple Oheb Shalom is dedicated to our youth and their involvement in our synagogue and each other. These youth are the Jewish leaders of tomorrow and that is a future to which we can all look forward.

Temple Emanuel Temple Youth (TEMTY)
Temple Emanuel is a Reform synagogue dedicated to the celebration of Jewish faith, thought and culture. We are committed to the worship of God, the study of our tradition and the translation of our beliefs into deeds of conscience. For over fifty years our congregation has welcomed individuals and families who have enjoyed and been enriched by our synagogue's combination of intimacy and integrity. We are a committed group of individuals who welcome newcomers - so that all can quickly become a part of our caring congregation.