LAFTY (Lafayette Area Federation of Temple Youth): 9th-12th Grade
Led by teens, for teens, LAFTY is Temple Isaiah’s high school youth group. With guidance from Ira Rosneberg, our Youth Director, each event is planned and led from start to finish by an elected board comprised of LAFTY members. LAFTY events are devoted to creating a Jewish community amongst our teens. We strive to provide positive Jewish experiences to propel our teens into a Jewish future that they’re excited to be a part of. LAFTY events range from beachside camping trips to social action events and everything in between. Highlights of the year include our annual Winter Vacation trip, Spring Adventure trip and the Purim Carnival, LAFTY’s biggest fundraiser.
Click here for the 2012-2013 release forms.
LAFTY Spring Adventure - Friday, May 10th - Sunday, May 12th
We’ll be spending a wonderful weekend camping on the beach at Sunset State Beach near Santa Cruz for a fun filled weekend of programming, adventuring, and hanging out with all of your LAFTY friends! Click here to download the flyer and learn more!
NFTY-CWR’s Spring Conclave - Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th
Join NFTY CWR as we “find our way home” for our last event of the school year, and the seniors’ last NFTY event ever! Click here to download the flyer and learn more!
LAFTY Board Elections! - Wednesday, May 23rd
2012-2013 LAFTY Board
President: Jake Hirsch
Education/Programming Vice President: Ari Goldstien
Social Action Vice President: Jordan Dong
Religious & Cultural Vice President: Jessica Kallen
Membership Vice President: Chloe Grossman
Communications Vice President: Mandy Bach
Treasurer: Wilder Cohen
NFTY: North American Federation of Temple Youth
NFTY is the national youth group for the Reform movement. LAFTY is one of over 750 Temple Youth Groups in North America, and we are affiliated with NFTY’s Central West Region (NFTY-CWR). Several times throughout the year Jewish teens from Northern and Central California, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii come together for weekend retreats. These weekends are filled with fun, group bonding, creative Jewish programming, prayer and community service. LAFTY members will automatically receive information about these retreats in their LAFTY mailings. For more information about NFTY visit http://www.nfty.org.
2012-2013 NFTY-CWR Retreats
Oct. 26-28: Leadership Training Institute at Camp Newman
Dec. 7-9: NFTY-CWR Fall Inter at Temple Isaiah
Feb. 15-19: NFTY Convention in Los Angeles
Mar. 15-17: NFTY-CWR Mitzvah Torah Corp at Peninsula Temple Sholom
May 17-19: NFTY-CWR Spring Conclave at Camp Newman