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Yom Chamishi, 1 Iyyar 5777

Advisor: Steve DiOrio
Jr. Youth Group provides kids in the 6th to 8th grade the opportunity to socialize and explore their Jewish identity with other kids in our temple community and around the New England region through social events, shul-in’s and programming. Junior youth group helps kids entering the most social time of their young lives to make connections to other Jewish kids- connections which can help keep them active in the temple community through their teen years. 
There is normally one event per month on a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. The cost of events will vary, but except for a few “big” events, most events are kept at a moderate cost to allow everyone to participate.

Click here to download a youth group application.

For more information or to register, contact Steve DiOrio.

SEFTY is a wonderful opportunity for teenagers to become more involved in their Jewish community, and to become comfortable with other Jewish teenagers in the Boston area. Having grown up participating in many Jewish youth group events in the Boston area, our advisor can persoinally attest to the positive experience a youth group provides.

So what is SEFTY?
SEFTY (Shalom Emeth Federation of Temple Youth) is Shalom Emeth’s chapter of NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth), the nation-wide Jewish youth group. SEFTY participants will have three to four opportunities throughout the school year to participate in a regional event with other NFTY youth groups. Events might include a night at another Temple, a ski trip, or a dance with Jewish teenagers from all over New England, or a weekend long event in another state. In addition to these regional events, there will be several opportunities for SEFTY participants to perform community service, take part in an event with another nearby youth group, or spend an afternoon or evening with SEFTY participants alone.

Many events will include services, and/or discussions based around a central Jewish theme. SEFTY will often meet at TSE to discuss upcoming events, plan social action events, and of course—socialize while eating pizza!

The event calendar is planned throughout the year by SEFTY members. Please contact the Temple for more details.

Advisor: Jenna Atkins,

Temple Shalom Emeth Religious School strives to provide a meaningful, engaging, formal, informal and family education program for grades Pre-Hebrew/K-12 within a safe, warm and caring environment. Our goal is to develop and inspire a community of educated and menschlich Jewish children, knowledgeable about and committed to the philosophy and practices of Judaism. Our approach is not simply to teach about Judaism, but to create a stimulating, interactive program to enable our students and their families to experience the joy of Jewish living. The study of Jewish rituals, Hebrew, the holiday cycle, Torah, prayer and ethics, along with Jewish history, Israel and music, are key components of their education. This curriculum prepares our children to understand and live by the Jewish values of Torah, Avodah (Worship) and Gimelut Chassidim (Social Justice).

Pre-Hebrew provides a fantastic way to strengthen your 3/4 year old's Jewish identity, introduce your child to our traditions, observances, music, and explore Judaism in an age appropriate setting. The curriculum includes Jewish holidays, songs, bible stories, Sh'ma, and more. A weekly craft corresponds to holidays or themes for each class. As a parent, consider the benefits for your child. Pre-K offers a transition for children looking ahead to religious school. Your child will develop their awareness of Judaism in a very fun way, building on their Jewish identity.

Religious school meets one day on Sundays for grades Pre-Hebrew/K-2. and Sundays and Tuesdays for grades 3-7 .

Please contact Rabbi Abramson or Committee Chair Sam Rippin for additional information or to register.

Click here for the Religious School Handbook.

Click here for a Religious School Registration Form.

Pre-Hebrew provides a fantastic way to strengthen your 3/4 year old's Jewish identity, introduce your child to our traditions, observances, music, and explore Judaism in an age appropriate setting. The curriculum includes Jewish holidays, songs, bible stories, Sh'ma, and more. A weekly craft corresponds to holidays or themes for each class. As a parent, consider the benefits for your child. Pre-K offers a transition for children looking ahead to religious school. Your child will develop their awareness of Judaism in a very fun way, building on their Jewish identity.


Our teacher, Rhonda Rubin, brings her enthusiasm and talents to our Pre-Hebrew class which is part of our Religious School.


The class is open to children who are four years old by September 1. It meets on Sundays.

Our confirmation program meets on Monday evenings from 7-8pm for kids in grades 8-10. A three year program covers comparative religions, comparative Judaism and Holocaust and ethics. For more information, please contact Rabbi Abramson

A post confirmation program is available for kids in 11th and 12th grade. For more information or to register, please contact Rabbi Abramson.