Our Temple Youth Groups

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 fortyyouthgroup@gmail.com 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.


Upcoming Events

2016-2017 FOrTY DATES

Sunday, August 7 - Kick-Off Event with laser tag and dinner

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21: 
NFTY Ohio Valley Leaderships at GUCI

Sunday, September 18 - FOrTY Car Wash Fundraiser 

Friday, October 14- Sunday, October 16: NFTY-Ohio Valley Fall Kallah at Goldman Union Camp Institute

Friday, January 20- Sunday, January 22: Winter Kallah at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati

February 17 to February 20 - NFTY National Convention in Chicago

Saturday, March 11 -
Purim Carnival Set-Up and Dinner

Sunday, March 12: Purim Carnival

Friday, March 3- Sunday, March 5: NFTY Ohio Valley Junior Youth Group at GUCI (FOrTY members can sign up to be RAs)

Thursday, April 20- Sunday, April 23: NFTY-Ohio Valley Spring Kallah at Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati  


Sunday, August 7  - Kick-off Pool Party

Sunday, October 30
- Corn Maze

Sunday, February 26
- Roller Skating

Friday, March 3- Sunday, March 5: NFTY-Ohio Valley Junior Youth Group at GUCI 

Sunday March 11 - Purim Carnival Set-Up and Dinner

Sunday, March 12: 
Purim Carnival