SMRTY (San Mateo Reform Temple Youth)

SMRTY - is our high school youth group for grades 9-12. Affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), this youth led organization keeps a very busy calendar.

Along with the 5 regional/national NFTY events, the youth board plans many local and community events. A few of our more outstanding events this year include PTBE's Got Talent, Broomball, and a Passover event. We also will enjoy participating in the annual ICFB Event (ice cream for breakfast) where we come together to celebrate Shabbat attending services, enjoy dinner, programs, a movie, and a sleepover at the temple, waking up on the first Saturday of February (International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day) to eat hot waffles and ice cream.

SMRTY Shorts

The SMRTY Shorts youth group is geared to 7th and 8th graders. Our activities focus on building our teen community, tikkun olam (repairing the world), leadership development and fun. We also participate in SMRTY (grades 9-12) and NFTY events throughout the year. 

 

 

 

Jewish Stars—(grades 5 and 6) and

Twinkling Lights (grades 3 and 4)

We offer events throughout the school year including bowling, ice skating, mini-golfing, pizza parties, game days and temple sleepovers.

All of our events are open to our temple members, and guests are welcomed with advanced permission from the Youth Director.  Want to know more? Contact Sarah Van Zanten, our youth director, at svanzanten@ptbe.org.