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Youth Programs

Temple Beth Or’s Youth Programs are part of the NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement.  NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement.  Together we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections rooted in Reform Judaism.


Questions?  Please contact Youth & Programs Director Hannah Demick at


You can check out the free virtual programming offered by the URJ on their new platform RJ on the Go here:

RALFTY (Raleigh Federation of Temple Youth)

High schoolers fall in love with our youth group RALFTY.  Our high school youth group has won several outstanding awards from teh Mid-Atlantic Region of NFTY.  Our teens have traveled to Baltimore, Richmond, DC, and several different URJ camps along the east coast.  Local events have included our annual Hanukkah Lock-In, potlucks, proms and dances, tie-dye events, ice cream socials and lots more.
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RALFTY Jr. (Grades 6 - 8)

Our middle school youth group gives you a great sneak peak into our high school RALFTY.  Monthly events range from movie nights, PJ parties, menorah making, game nights, and more!  Middles schoolers are also invited to attend NFTY's Regional Youth Kallah Program, MAJYK.

RALFTY Sha’ar (Grades 3 - 5)

Sha'ar has an annual "taste of camp" sleepover, an awesome group mitzvah project, movie get togethers, a picnic and other fun activities throughout the year!  This group is a great way for the younger kids to get to know each other while having a blast!

RALFY Breishit (Grades K-2)

Even the youngest kids can get involved!  Breishit holds five events throughout the year that include the whole family.  Past events have included Taschlich at the JCC on Rosh Hashanah afternoon, Tu B'shvat tree planting, dreidel competitions, and fun-filled family services during the year.

Youth Retreats


One way we build community and further learning in an experiential way is through retreats. The following retreats take place during a TBORS year. Some are onsite and others are offsite.

  • Confirmation Class Retreat (fall; offsite)
  • 6th Grade B'nei Mitzvah Retreat (January; onsite; includes parents)
  • 6th/7th grade Healthy Relationships Retreat (February; onsite, every other year)
  • 8th/9th grade Sex Ed Retreat (February; onsite; every other year)
  • Family Retreat (spring; offsite)
  • RALFTY Sha'ar (3rd-5th gr) "Taste of Camp" Overnight (fall; onsite)
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