The Temple Youth Group (FOrTY) brings together a dedicated and enthusiastic group of Jewish high school students in Fort Wayne for regular events during the school year. Affiliated with Reform Movement through the North American Federation of Temple Youth and NFTY's Ohio Valley Region, the Temple’s youth group provides opportunities for educational, social and social action programs. FOrTY is open to all Jewish teens in Fort Wayne regardless of affiliation.
Activities often include an annual car wash fundraiser, distributing apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah morning, and hosting the community-wide Purim carnival. The teens generally lead at least one Shabbat service annually, as well as participate in a camp-style Sabbath service. FOrTY regularly participates in regional NFTY programs.
Contact the Temple Youth Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 for more information about how to join. Libby Dicker is the FOrTY advisor.
FOrTY Members: Contact us to join our Facebook group called "FOrTY Youth Group."
Junior Youth Group
The Temple's Junior Youth Group is open to Jewish students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the Fort Wayne area. Contact the Temple office to find out more at 744-4245 or office@TempleCAV.org. Matthew Katinsky is the JYG advisor. See the Temple calendar for monthly events.