Youth Groups

Welcome to KESTY, kesty j, and kesty45 our Youth Groups at Temple Emanuel!

Benefits of Membership

As a member of KESTY, kesty j, or kesty45, you will be the first to know of upcoming social events, community social action projects, hangouts and get-togethers, and more. You will also receive a $5 discount off of every paid KESTY or kesty j. event for the entire academic year!

Membership and participation in KESTY, kesty j, and kesty45 will provide you with opportunities to make and keep great life-long friendships with other Jewish teens at Temple Emanuel. If you choose to participate in programs from our parent organizations, NFTY and NFTY-MAR, you will also be able to meet with other Jewish teens in the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region or from all over North America!

For more information on year-round and summer programs offered by the North American Federation of Temple Youth, visit

Become a Member Today!

Membership in KESTY (our 8th-12th grade youth group with monthly events) is $36* for the 2012-13 academic year.

Membership in kesty j. (our 5th-7th grade youth group with bi-monthly events) is $18* for the 2012-13 academic year.

* Scholarships may be available from our Temple Brotherhood for membership in KESTY and kesty j. Please contact us for more information.

Register now by filling out the form online!

Payment will be billed to your family account. If you are not a member of Temple Emanuel, or prefer not to be billed, contact our Youth Engagement Coordinator, Lillian, at

Families: please note that you will need to fill out a separate form for each student registering as a member of our youth groups.

Additional forms, such as a transportation permission form, may be required for NFTY or KESTY events and can usually be found online. As always, email Lillian with any questions.