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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

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A welcoming and giving reform congregation committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel
Yom Rishon, 4 Tishri 5778


TESTY - Youth Group

Since 2004 our Temple Youth Group has been active and growing, tor Eighth Grade and up.

Meetings are held one Sunday of the month, from 1:30-3pm, 10 meetings per year, no meetings in July or August.

Monthly events held for holidays & special events.

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Grades 8-12 have a wide range of programs and opportunities through our Congregarion. Our chapter is run by a board of officers who plan events such as:

  • Weekend programs of all types - indoor rock climbing, skiing, canoeing, ice skating, Movie Night and more.
  • Holiday Booths & Games for the Temple's annual Chanukah Happening & Purim Carnival
  • Local NFTY events, programs and weekend seminars,
  • Community service projects and fundraising for tikkun olam.
  • Day trip excursion to New York City.
  • Leadership training program.
  • Opportunities to meet Jewish teens outside of our Congregation.
  • Annual trip to the RAC (Religious Action Center) L'Taken Seminars

We are a Jewish youth group for 8th-12th grade teens. Our chapter is a closely knit group of dynamic kids that participate in monthly planning meetings, NFTY Regional Activities, as well as monthly weekend programming. We strive to provide participants with a strong Jewish identity as well as a social network of Jewish friends.


TESTY is open to all Jewish youth in the area, and TESTY events are open to all area youth.  If you want to check out our activities, RSVP for one of our fun events and give it a try. It's a great way for kids to make friends in our Community, whether they attend Religious School, are new to town or just want to meet some new kids their age. It is a group for anyone and everyone with a good attitude.

Event information also available through flyers and e-mail updates.

Sign up for our Google Group email list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive up-to-the-minute information about events.

Have any questions? Need more information? Contact Maddy Bogner, our Youth Group Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..