Temple Jeremiah

Jr Je TY (6th-8th Grade)

jrjetytopchefJr JeTY (Junior Jeremiah Temple Youth) is our youth group for 6th-8th grade students.

While we hope that each 6th-8th grader of a Jeremiah family attends our fantastic religious school through and past bar/bat mitzvah, you do not have to be enrolled in the religious school to be a member of Jr JeTY.

Want to make new Jewish friends from Jeremiah? Want to get to know your friends from Religious & Hebrew school even better? Want to have fun being Jewish?

Then Jr JeTY is for you!

To get involved, contact Rabbi Rachel Heaps, at rabbiheaps@templejeremiah.org or 847.441.5760.

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

Past Events:

Some of our past Jr JeTY events have included:

  • Color Me Mine and Ben & Jerry’s
  • Didier Farms
  • Movie night in the Sukkah
  • Mystery Event
  • Paintball
  • Shul-In
  • Soup kitchen and dinner
  • Wolves Game
  • and much, much, more!


NFTY 678

Jr. JeTY is a branch of the Reform movement’s newest middle school youth group, North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) 678. NFTY 678 is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, NFTY 678 pursues tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all of which are rooted in Reform Judaism. Jr. JeTY is specifically part of NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR 678), 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.

The biggest NFTY 678 event of the year is Friday, Feb. 24- Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Middle schoolers from NFTY CAR 678 and NFTY Northern 678 (Minnesota and Wisconsin region) spend an incredible weekend at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) Get ready for a weekend of fun, food, singing, dancing, water parks, and other surprises! Not only will you strengthen your Jewish identity, but you will begin your NFTY journey and have one of the best weekends of your life.

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