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Jr. SCRUFY: Grades 7 & 8

Jr. SCRUFY is Temple Sinai’s youth group for 7th and 8th graders. Jr. SCRUFY is intended to be relevant to our teen’s lives and be an introduction to older teen youth groups and programs. Jr. SCRUFY will hold events once a month and aims to create a fun, engaging community where everyone has a place and feels welcome. We can’t wait to see you! Previous events have included: Regressive Dinner (dessert first), Glow Night at Slingshot Entertainment, Mystery Bus Ride (Waffle House for dinner and monster golf), Rock Climbing, and more. Watch for the amazing teen-planned events we have in store this year!

SCRUFY: Grades 9-12

SCRUFY is Temple Sinai’s youth group for high school students. SCRUFY is affiliated with of NFTY-SAR, the Southern Area Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth, which is the reform movement’s youth dicision. SCRUFY activities are planned and run by an elected SCRUFY board and appointed committee members. SCRUFY will hold events once a month, typically on Saturday nights. Additionally, once a month SCRUFY hosts a teen lounge at Temple Sinai to encourage members to come, eat dinner, and spend time together building community. Some previous events included: Mystery Bus Ride (Waffle House and Slingshot Entertainment), Regressive Dinner (dessert first), Jumping Away the Exam Stress at Skyzone, Israel Night, Lock-In (sleepover at Temple), and a Pool Party. Be on the look out for some ofthe amazing events the SCRUFY Leadership Board has planned this year!

Teen Action Days: Grades 8-12

The programs provide a great opportunity for teens in grades 8-12 to come together throughout the year to make a difference in our world and to help make our community a better place. Join together with peers, clergy and staff as we put our Jewish values into action while having fun, creating community and, of course, earning community service hours! Teen Action days are planned by our teen social action committee.

L’Taken: Grades 11 & 12

February 9-12, 2018

Students from Temple Sinai will embark on an exciting 4-day intensive teen experience in Washington, D.C. The conference, called L’taken, is organized by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and focuses on Jewish values and social justice. Our teens will join over 200 of their peers from around the country to explore public policy and social activism through a Jewish lens. They will learn about issues such as health care reform, reproductive rights, economic justice, climate change, and foreign policy, and prepare impressive speeches to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill. They will also tour the U.S. Holocaust Museum, as well as other Smithsonian exhibits, participate in a Havdallah service on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, and visit Georgetown and other excit­ing Washington areas. Overall, it is a fantastic experience, fostering learning, tikkun olam, community-building, and fun!


Teen Trips

8th Graders: Cincinnati, OH
January 26-28, 2018
Join Rabbi Brad and Molly Okun on a road trip to the birthplace of Reform Judaism: Cincinnati to learn, eat, shop, pray and bond. Teens will connect with their peers, walk in the footsteps of history, visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, experience another Jewish community and more!

9th Graders: Memphis, TN
December 1-3, 2017
Don't miss this weekend adventure in Memphis, TN with Rabbi Sam to understand how art can be a form of activism. Teens will discover how rock and roll music helped break down the walls between the races during the Civil Rights era and how today, hobbies and interests can transform the world.

10th & 11th Graders: Israel
June 3-17, 2018
Join Rabbi Ron and Molly Okun on an incredible two week journey in Israel created especially for teens. High School Sophomores, Juniors, and parents are invited to come and learn more at one of our Teen Israel Trip Informational Meetings:
Sunday, September 10, 11:00 AM or
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 PM.


There are many Jewish summer camps in the Southern area.  Learn more about opportunities for campers, teens and grants here

Sat, April 21 2018 6 Iyar 5778