Temple Israel


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Julie FortuneJulie Fortune, Temple Israel's Director of Teen Engagement

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Temple Israel seeks to inspire teenagers to engage with Judaism, Temple and each other through:

  • A reinvigorated MeFTY, Temple’s youth-led group, where teens can attend local and regional events throughout communities of the South. Follow MeFTY on Facebook
  • The opportunity to work as Madrichim (teachers’ assistants, Hebrew tutors, and members of Teen Team) in the religious school. Visit the Fogelman Religious School page for more information about the Madrichim program.
  • “Pursuits,” activities to connect individuals to their passions, such as basketball, cooking, singing, or cinema. 
  • The development of leadership skills through creating and conducting Shabbat services and High Holy Day services with help from clergy.
  • Social action projects, such as Mitzvah Day, that make a difference in the community and the lives of others.