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Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY): 
9th to 12th Graders

BATY Tri Temple Shul In 2017Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY) is a teen-led youth group for 9th through 12th graders headed by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo. “BATYites” forge and build friendships, lifelong Reform Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community-building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming.

Programs may include evening events, skiing, Shabbaton Shul-Ins, attending a national leadership camp with hundreds of Jewish teens from across North America, making a difference in someone's life with a mitzvah project, concerts, or social action. The goals of BATY are to instill Jewish identity, increase synagogue participation among high school youth, foster long-term commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism, and create today the Reform Jewish congregants of tomorrow.

Asefa BATY Group Photo

BATY has an incredible 2017-2018 season planned, with over 50 individuals attending events and our NFTY Spring Kallah at Camp Kalsman. Our relationship-driven program has come a long way in building the youth culture at Temple Beth Am this year, and we look forward to another exciting year. 

Please contact David Lizzo, Director of Youth Engagement, with any questions.


Upcoming Events:

NFTY NW Winter (Social Action) Kallah
Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3
Congregation Beth Israel in Bellingham, WA

(Drop off and pick up sites will be around town, including at Temple Beth Am)
Cost: Early Bird (Register by January 3) - $190, Regular (Register by January 17) - $220, Space Available (Register after January 17) - $280

  • Make a difference with hands-on social action projects
  • Participate in meaningful social justice opportunities
  • Enjoy a fun, interactive Saturday evening activity
  • Explore a new city

Scholarship funds are available upon request. Please contact Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo for information before you register. Register here. *Registration ends on January 22. Late registration will not be permitted.