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Youth Groups

At Temple Judea, we offer four outstanding youth programs for children in grades 2-12, consisting of social, religious, and cultural programming, which takes place in an informal and fun setting, under the supervision of our professional youth advisors. Participating in a Jewish Youth Group is an important way in which Jewish children create a positive connection with the Jewish people and Jewish tradition. Our supportive environment enables children to broaden their friendships with Jewish kids beyond their own regular school experience. 

Judea Senior Temple Youth

Grades 8-12

JSTY, our senior high school youth group which is open to all 8th – 12th graders, offers a full calendar of informal monthly weekend events throughout the school year. JSTY events are social, religious, cultural, and most importantly fun!  Experience the annual "Snow Conclave" weekend retreat in Big Bear, overnight “Shul-In” sleepovers, “sporting events including the Los Angeles Kings and Dodgers,” theme parks, dances and much more.

JSTY also has a number of leadership and community service opportunities available.  Get involved with JSTY by leading teen Shabbat services to hosting social action projects including serving food at a homeless shelter to running beach clean ups.  Plan an interfaith event with our partner Muslim youth group or lead a program for your peers.

In addition to the great events that JSTY provides, JSTY participates in NFTY, the National Federation of Temple Youth, which offers five weekend long regional and national events during the year for youth groups throughout Southern California.  Over 250 teens come together during each event for a weekend full of learning, socializing, social action, and community building.

JSTY events are planned and coordinated by our elected teen leadership board and guided by a professional youth advisor. JSTY board elections take place each year in May and are open to all Temple members. JSTY members can also volunteer to chair an event.

Develop friendships, stay connected, have a blast and join JSTY! Temple Members & Non-Temple Members are welcome to participate in JSTY.  Learn more about JSTY activities by visiting the events page or by liking JSTY on Facebook!

Judea Extraordinary Temple Youth

Grades 6-7

JETY has an active schedule, especially since we explore all the fun activities available in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. From the Mystery Bus Ride, to Broomball, and the annual Purim Shul-In, JETY offers great opportunities for 7th and 8th graders to meet new people while also hanging out with their friends. JETY plays an active role in the life of our synagogue and membership includes discounted rates and priority reservations for certain events. Temple Members Only

Judea Fabulous Temple Youth

Grades 3-5

This energetic youth group has a packed schedule! Each month JFTY takes an adventure to different locations, including but not limited to Laser Tag, Universal Studios, and horseback riding. There are always new people to meet and lots of energy. Membership in JFTY includes discounted rates on events. Temple Members Only

Community Service Opportunities

 Many of our youth are required to take part in a certain number of community service hours a semester for their regular schools. We offer numerous opportunities for our children to fulfill those requirements. From participating in or planning the annual Mitzvah Day, food and clothing drives, or for our older kids, volunteering to staff youth events, there are plenty of opportunities for the youth of Temple Judea to make a difference.


If you are interested in one of our Youth Groups or you would like to chat about the youth programs please email our Youth Advisors, or call us at the main synagogue number of (818) 758-3800.

Grades 8-12 Youth Programs: Herschel Bleefeld

Grades 6-7 Youth Programs: Jenna Rosenthal

Grades 3-5 Youth Programs:  Jenna Rosenthal