Temple Jeremiah

JeTY (9th-12th Grade)

nola1JeTY is Jeremiah’s Temple Youth Group for teens in grades 9-12. With several programs a month, this is a very active youth group! In addition to great social activities, like going to a comedy club or seeing a musical, JeTY is a place for learning, worshiping, and making a difference. We look forward every school year to a full calendar of fun, study, and social action!

Please be in touch with Rabbi Rachel Heaps, at rabbiheaps@templejeremiah.org or 847.441.5760.

Looking to make new friends or hang out with old friends? Looking for something different to do than the activities provided at your school? Want to have ridiculous fun? Then JeTY is for you!

Check us out on Facebook! Join the JeTY group and “Like” us to keep up on all the latest info and events!

For all of our upcoming youth group events, visit our Upcoming Events page.

InterAct Fund Youth Trips

birminghamEach year, our JeTYites take a trip to a place in need of our help. This unique program includes a social justice project and hands-on social action, allowing participants to develop leadership skills, Jewish learning and connections with other young people. In spring 2011, we traveled to New Orleans; in spring 2012 we traveled to Birmingham; in winter 2012 we traveled back to New Orleans; and in spring 2015, our teens traveled to Belize. These trips are made possible in part by the InterAct Fund for Youth Programming. For more information, contact Rabbi Rachel Heaps at rabbiheaps@templejeremiah.org.

For information about JeTY’s Summer Break Trip to Costa Rica, June 10-17, 2018, click here.


Say What’s Your Name? Say N-F-T-Y! JeTY is a branch of the Reform movement’s high school youth group, North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, NFTY pursues tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all of which are rooted in Reform Judaism. JeTY is specifically part of NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR), which comprises the city of Chicago, the surrounding urban and suburban areas, and northwestern Indiana. To learn more about NFTY and check out upcoming events go to www.chicago.nfty.org.

Past Events

Some of our past JeTY events have included:

  • Beit Café
  • “Better than Study Hall”
  • Extreme Makeover: Youth Lounge Edition
  • Gameworks
  • JeTY Shabbat Service and Dinner
  • JeTY Top Chef
  • Paintball
  • Shul-Ins
  • and much, much more!


 JeTY Youth Lounge

Hey JeTYites, looking for a comfy place to lounge before or after religious school, or whenever you happen to be in the temple? Well the Youth Lounge is open to you! Find a spot on the couch, work on a puzzle, play a game, grab a snack. This is your home at Jeremiah! There is also information posted in the lounge on upcoming programs, camping trips and programs to Israel, social action (tikkun olam) opportunities and resources for projects. Stop by and hang out!

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