Youth Group

Temple Israel Federation of Temple Youth for Grades 9-12 (TIFTY)

TIFTY is Congregation Temple Israel's senior high youth group. This program creates young leaders through active engagement in congregational life and dynamic programs that develop lifelong friendships and a love for Judaism. Many of TIFTY's social events are focused on social action and include raising money for Camp Rainbow (a summer camp for children with cancer), leading TIFTY Shabbat, holding retreats, and much more.

TIFTY is affiliated with the Missouri Valley Region of NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth, and Netzer Olami, the international Reform Zionist youth movement.

For more information, or to join, contact Jody Gerth, Youth Group Advisor, at or 314-432-8050

Our 2018-19 TIFTY Youth Group Board of Directors

President: Josh Thomeczek
Programming Vice President: Donovan Moore
Religious and Cultural Co-Vice Presidents: Jillian Wolfman and Danielle Goldberg
Social Action Vice President: Julia Smotkin
Fundraising Vice President/Treasurer: Eric Biernacki
Diversity and Inclusion Vice President: Harley King

Youth Group Advisor: Jody Gerth


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