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Welcome to Temple Israel's Youth Group pages. We hope you will take the time to get to know us. TI offers an exciting array of programs that offers kids of all ages the opportunity to participate in activities that both formally and informally connect them with their Jewish identities. From pickup basketball games at the temple to hanging out with a pizza in our fully furnished (and stocked) youth lounge to an all-night movie or mystery trip, we know how to have fun! But we’re also here to guide and nurture. Our fearless staff are always available to have a conversation about anything from what it means to be a Jewish teenager these days to what new movie just came out this week!


Today's young people face so much pressure everywhere they turn; here at Temple Israel we provide an opportunity for our Jewish kids and teens to find a home away from home. They can grow into themselves through experiential learning, exploration and just having fun with their Jewish peers. We promise exciting events, a room of their own and a place they can decompress and be themselves.

We invite any interested kids to come check us out. You can get a full calendar of upcoming events by clicking below.


Grades 2-5 


Grades 6-8 



Grades 9-12







URJ Youth and College Programs
Our family of programs for ages 8 to 26 include NFTY teen programming, URJ Camps, Israel travel experiences and social justice programming at the Religious Action Center.

It's never too early to start thinking about next summer at Camp or in Israel!
Ready to start planning the best Jewish summer experience for your child? The URJ Camps and Israel Programs are already planning for the summer! With high-caliber facilities, engaging programming, and a thoughtful and caring staff, we've been a vital part of the lives of tens of thousands of children for nearly six decades. Learn about session dates, program offerings, and request more information at our website.

KATANTY is Temple Israel’s youth group for children in grades 2-5. KATANTY offers exciting activities like cupcake wars, science mysteries and dinners outside the temple for our youth. It provides children with the opportunity to have fun while fostering the growth of their Jewish identity.  For more information contact, Jordyn Kay, Director of Youth Engagement at

Upcoming Events

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Tie Dye and Tzedakah
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 12:00 pm

KATANTY will enjoy a fun day of tie-dye, lunch and hanging out together. Come tie-dye with us at Temple Israel and schmooze with all your TI friends. Please bring one article of clothing to tie-dye, and another piece of clothing to donate to those in need. Click here to register.



Shabbat Bonfire Blast
Friday, Nov. 17 at 5:00 pm

 Join KATANTY as we usher in Shabbat around the campfire. There will be s'mores, songs, and of course tons of fun! Click here to register.



Cupcake Cook-off
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 12:00 pm







Temple Israel Senior Youth Group (TISY) is a youth group organization for all Fairfield County Jewish teenagers in 9th– 12th grade.  TISY participates in a mix of educational, religious, social and community-minded activities. TISY is led by a peer-elected Board, which plans all the year's activities. Being on the board is an incredible leadership opportunity for our youth. TISY also provides teenagers with the opportunity to connect with other Jewish teens in the area and establish lifelong friendships. Each January, 8th grade students are invited to join the TISY youth group. TISY is a member of North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). 

 Upcoming Events


Sky Zone Saturday with TISY


Saturday, November 4 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pick up and drop off at Sky Zone (360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Norwalk)

Join TISY at Sky Zone in Norwalk at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of high-octane aerial fun! This event is open to students in grades 9-12. Click here to register.



More information coming soon...

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11:00 am


 For more information contact, Jordyn Kay, Director of Youth Engagement at 203-227-1656 or



MITY is our middle school youth group for students in grades 6-8. MITY offers exciting events such as dinners outside the temple, movies and game nights.  It's a great way for students to get to know each other before the B'nei Mitzvah experience and to further develop their Jewish identity during this important time in their lives. For more information contact, Jordyn Kay, Director of Youth Engagement at 203-227-1656 or 

  Upcoming Events


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The Great Temple Israel Bake-Off

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 12:00 pm


All 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for an afternoon of culinary fun and competition. Get ready to show off your cooking skills and show eveyone you can bake best! Click here to register.



 We're excited to announce the 2017 trip is to ....

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Keep up with our 8-12 graders during their annual social justice service trip, which this year will be to New Orleans. They will be spending spring break with great people in an amazing city, while helping repair the world. Visit their blog!



2016 trip to Austin, TX 

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Last year, 15 of our youth spent spring break fulfilling tikkun olam, as they served the community of Austin, TX. They made meals for the homeless, cleaned the Colorado River, organized donations at a food bank, volunteered at an animal shelter and senior center. In their free time, they toured the Texas State House, went to a baseball game and even got to visit with members of UT-Austin Hillel.


TISY Austin Trip 2016


2014 trip to San Francisco

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TISY California 2014


2013 trip to New Orleans

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TISY New Orleans Trip 2013

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