teens posing with silly signs

Keeping our Teens Engaged

Keeping our children and teens engaged with their Jewish heritage is one of the cornerstones of our congregation.

Through Baton Rouge Federation of Temple Youth (BaRFTY – for high school students) and Junior Youth Group (JYG – for students in 6th-8th grade), we provide opportunities for social connection, leadership development, and exploring beyond our community through regional and national NFTY programs all in collaboration with Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Our Youth Group is a Family

See our teens in action – watch the gallery as it scrolls, click + drag on desktop, or swipe on mobile.

  • group of teens holding up party signs
  • youth group board members posing with arms around each other
  • two teens posing in Chanukah sweaters
  • teens dressed up in costumes
  • teens posing for a big group selfie
  • four teen girls posing with their arms around each other
  • teens crouched down for a group photo

Our BaRFTY Board + Advisor

Charlie Roth


Molly Dreznick

Vice President

Dany Kaplan