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Everything You Love About Camp (without the bad food and mosquitoes smiley)

Bunk45 is a yearlong camp where 4th and 5th graders can make likelong friends.

You know that special feeling you get from doing all that fun Jewish stuff at camp with your BFFs? Now you can have it all year 'round with Bunk45. Be independent and adventurous, creative and silly - meet new people, and explore your world with our awesome new youth group.  

For more info, contact Devorah Glanz at 248-661-5700

Quest (6TH-8TH GRADE)

We’re on a mission to change the world! This brand new social action youth group for middle schoolers teaches youth how to get their hands dirty and make a difference in the world.

Earn community service hours, get your bar/bat mitzvah projects done, and make the world a better place.

For more info, contact Zach Goldberger at 248-661-5700.

YFTI (9th-12th grade)

YFTI is our fantastic high school youth group. Programming includes local, national and international trips, weekend retreats, social action opportunities, social events, and more – all designed BY and made FOR teens in 9th-12th grade.

While these activities are teen-driven, teens are guided and supervised by Rabbi Jen Lader, Zach Goldberger, and inspiring young adults from the Metro Detroit area.

Join us for Monday meetings at 5pm in the Temple Israel youth lounge, and get involved as a leader. For more info, contact Zach Goldberger at 248-661-5700.


Upcoming Temple Youth Events

Bunk45 Splash Village 2020

Sunday, Jan 19th 9:30a to 4:00p

YFTI Ski Trip 2020

Friday, Jan 24th (All day)Get your winter gear ready for YFTI's Ski Trip to Shanty Creek! Whether you ski, snowboard or just want to have fun in the snow -- we will see you there! Please arrive at Temple Israel on January 31st, 2019 at 1:00PM for departure. We will return on February 2nd, 2019 at 5:00PM.

Pizza & Pages

Sunday, Jan 26th 12:00p to 2:00pIf you love pizza, books, and spending time in the Library then you’ll love this program!

Feast On Books

Sunday, Feb 2nd 12:00p to 2:00pWe will enjoy wonderful treats while hearing and telling stories from our tradition. Bagels, cream cheese and vegetables will be served on arrival, along with the festive foods we create and explore.

Pizza & Pages

Sunday, Feb 9th 12:00p to 2:00pIf you love pizza, books, and spending time in the Library then you’ll love this program!

Purim Carnival

Sunday, Mar 8th 9:30a to 2:00pGrab your costumes and grogger for YFTI's annual Purim Carnival. You won't want to miss out on the fun games, amazing raffle prizes, and of course the hamantaschens! 9:30 - 10:45AM: Toddler Carnival Pre-Glow (Kids 4 & under - $5 all-you-can-play 11:50AM - 2:00PM (Games for all ages - $10 all-you-can-play)

Children's Purim Spiel

Sunday, Mar 8th 10:45a to 12:00pMore information is coming soon!

Pizza & Pages

Sunday, Mar 15th 12:00p to 2:00pIf you love pizza, books, and spending time in the Library then you’ll love this program!

Bunk45 Sleep-Under

Shabbat, Mar 21st 7:00p to 10:00p4th and 5th graders! Come to Temple in your jammies for a Sleep-Under!

YFTI City Trip 2020

Friday, May 8th (All day)Ready to explore a new place with the best people? Wherever we go we promise it will be a blast! This year's destination has not been decided yet, but stay tuned for the city we will be traveling to in 2020 for YFTI's annual City Trip.



Click to download our youth group annual calendars, below.

Contact Us

Send us an email. We'd love to hear from you about our amazing youth programs.

Rabbi Jen Lader

Zach Goldberger
Youth Director

Devorah Glanz
Assistant to Rabbi Lader

Let's Get Coffee!

Are you or your teenager looking to get involved in YFTI? Contact us and we'll grab a coffee sometime to talk!


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