Temple Beit HaYam has two groups affiliated with the Reform Movement’s North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Our senior youth group, for high-school-aged students, is called BaHTY (Beit HaYam Temple Youth), and the junior youth group for kids in middle school is BaHTY Jr. Each group offers a variety of fun events that give kids a chance to play, learn, socialize, and take on leadership positions with their Jewish peers.
BaHTY and BaHTY Jr also participate in regional gatherings with other temple youth groups in our immediate area, throughout Florida, and across the Southeast. These events include Fall Kallah, Winter Regionals, Hatikvah Kallah, Spring Kallah and Camp Jenny.
Our youth groups are kid-centered and kid-focused. Students, especially in the senior youth group, take on primary responsibility for planning and running events. Both youth groups are advised and supervised by a full-time professional youth group advisor who works half-time at the Temple and half-time at the Jewish Federation in West Palm Beach. For more information about upcoming events with our youth groups, sign up for the Youth Group E-News List on the main page of this website. Check the link to Youth Group events on our calendar page.