Youth Programs (BATY)

Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY) is the youth group at Temple Beth Am for teens in grades 8-12. BATY is composed of temple members and Jewish teens in the local community. Our members generate ideas, and attend programming that helps strengthen ties to their Jewish identity as we get older. Our youth group advisor, Sarah Rosenthal, works with the group and also teaches in TBA’s lower school and upper school.

JBAT, or Junior BATY, is composed of 6 and 7th graders as a stepping stone into joining BATY. Students can begin to learn how to plan events and begin to generate their own ideas.

Club 345 is composed of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 as an introduction to Jewish youth groups and connecting to Judaism in a different- non academic way. Students attend events planned for them by JBAT/BATY/ and the youth advisor.

BATY is connected to a larger group called NFTY. NFTY: The North American Federation for Temple Youth, or NFTY, is a subset of the URJ that focuses on fostering youth engagement and leadership. NFTY provides teens with an opportunity to learn about Judaism, pursue social action, develop strong and lasting friendships and forge their own Jewish identities. There are 19 regions all across North America, and over 500 reform congregations have youth groups affiliated with NFTY. More info at Our subregion is NFTY Northeast. NFTY Northeast, also written as NFTY-NE, is the NFTY region in which Temple Beth Am is a part of. NFTY-NE includes congregations from MA, RI, CT, Upstate NY, ME, NH, VT, and Montreal, Canada. More info at

For more information about any of our youth programs, please contact youth advisor, Sarah Rosenthal.

For a complete and up to date listing of all Youth events check your current TeBeam or the Temple calendar.