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David Lizzo with Club 45

Temple Beth Am's programs encourage middle school youth and high school teens to be socially active in Jewish settings, both at TBA and at venues throughout Seattle. 

Our youth groups are proud members of the Reform Movement's North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Temple Beth Am belongs to NFTY's Northwest Region, which consists of youth groups in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the province of British Columbia. 

Upcoming Events:
NFTY Northwest Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Registration
Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
URJ Camp Kalsman, Arlington, WA
Interactive teen-led programs, workshops, and activities focusing on youth group leadership training. Space is still available but going fast. Please contact TBA Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo with any questions on BATY, NFTY, and LTI. Click here to register.
NFTY 678 Sukkot Event
Sunday, October 8, 1:00 PM
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
2017's first 678 event. Click here to register.
Volunteer Opportunities:


High Holy Days: The High Holy Days are just around the corner and we have several great opportunities to get involved! Looking for fun and interactive ways to earn community service hours? We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing Madrichim to help with our new and innovative High Holy Days youth programs. If you are interested in helping out during services, please contact Director of Youth Engagement David Lizzo as soon as possible.

Jewish Family Service Food Drive: The JFS High Holy Days Food drive is back, and we need your help! Whether it is handing out bags during Rosh Hashanah (evening and day volunteers are needed) or helping load the truck with filled bags during Yom Kippur, this is a great opportunity to meet more of our TBA community, make new friends in BATY, and earn community service hours. Contact David Lizzo if you are interested in helping out.

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

Beth 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.

BATY at Camp Kalsman

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:

Yom Kippur Teen Service
Saturday, September 30, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
University Prep Theater
The Yom Kippur Teen Service gives teens a fresh, innovative look at Yom Kippur. Come get a great start to the New Year with all of your BATY friends. All 8th - 12th graders are welcome.


Junior Beth Am Temple Youth (jBATY): jBATY at Sounders game
6th to 8th Graders

All of Temple Beth Am's 6th - 8th graders are invited to be a part of our Junior Youth Group programs and events, held throughout the school year combining social fun, tikkun olam, and spirituality. Some events are huge and include Jewish tweens from all over the greater Seattle area, some are smaller and include tweens just from TBA.

Our most popular annual events include the limo scavenger hunts and movie nights. All programs are planned by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo, with input from the students and the senior youth groupers as well as the other Reform congregations.

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


Club 45: Club 45 at Bob's Corn Maze
4th to 5th Graders

Club 45 is a newer group for TBA students in 4th or 5th grade who want more than just the Religious School experience. It’s a chance to hang out with your RS friends in a fun, exciting environment and is the precursor to our flagship youth groups jBATY (6th - 8th grade) and BATY (9th - 12th grade). We will be holding two to three events over the year, come check it out! 

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