HaMakom at Temple Beth Am has three vibrant youth groups for 3rd – 12th graders, Cochavim (3rd – 5th grade), JAMTY Junior (6th – 8th grade), and JAMTY (9th – 12th grade). Programs include a variety of social, religious, cultural, and social action events designed to provide Jewish youth the opportunity to form friendships in a fun and safe environment that will foster their connection to Judaism and their community.
We are connected to the NFTY STR region (Northern Federation Temple Youth – Southern Tropical Region). NFTY’s mission is “to build strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections all rooted in Reform Judaism”. There are five regional events throughout the year that we encourage our teens to attend to meet other Jewish youth from our region which is from Central Florida to the Keys.
For more information on NFTY STR, visit https://southerntropical.nfty.org/
JAMTY & JAMTY Junior Lounge Nights
JAMTY (9th – 12th grade) lounge nights: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
JAMTY Junior (6th – 8th grade) lounge nights: First and third Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Lounge nights include dinner, time to hang out, and an informal social program planned by the Youth Director and Youth Group board.
Cost is included in your membership dues. Friends are always welcome at lounge nights (if they are not members of the youth group, it is $5/night).
Religious School tuition includes Youth Group membership dues. Students not enrolled in Religious School and students who are not members at Temple Beth Am are invited to join any of our youth groups, so friends are encouraged to join us!
Click here for the form for non-Religious School students to join Youth Group.
JAMTY Cafe is hosted by HaMakom's high school youth group, JAMTY, to raise money for their scholarship fund to help send them to events and conventions throughout the year. They oversee the operations of the cafe and assist with the accounting each week.
JAMTY Cafe is open 30 minutes before the start of classes on Sundays (9:00am – 9:30am) and Tuesdays (4:30pm – 5:00pm). On Sundays, we feature bagels, muffins, and assorted beverages and on Tuesdays, we serve pizza and snacks.
For $25, you can get a discount card for your students that saves you 50 cents/item. They are valid for any food or drink purchase on both Sunday and Tuesdays!
100% of the proceeds go back to our teens!
If anyone 12+ is interested in volunteering on a Sunday or Tuesday to run JAMTY Café, please let us know here!
Temple Beth Am offers both Overnight Summer Camp and Youth Group Events and Retreat Scholarships. These Scholarship Funds are to provide funds to help our Temple Beth Am students to attend Jewish camps and other Jewish events, programs, and activities throughout the year. Please complete this form to request a scholarship. Please contact Alissa Frankel at 561.747.1109 or at [email protected] for more details or any questions you may have.
We need your college student's address! The College Connection program gives Temple Beth Am the opportunity to send out holiday surprise packages throughout the year to our college students. This is a wonderful way to let them know that their family and congregation are thinking of them and allows the students to maintain a strong connection to their Judaism. If you would like to participate, please email Elana Beame for more information.
Click HERE to download and print the College Connection form.