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Yom Sheini, 4 Sivan 5777

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Welcome to YOSHE (“Youth of Shaari Emeth"), Temple Shaari Emeth’s innovative, trend setting youth program!

Temple Shaari Emeth offers a wide variety of programming for youth in grades three through twelve. There is sure to be something for everyone! Our youth enjoy fun-filled events that promote socialization among Jewish youngsters and teens. We also go into our community and address social action needs with visits to a local nursing home, serving in a soup kitchen and clothing drives, and our youth enjoy regional and national events as well.

YOSHE has three age-appropriate groups. YOSHE Minis is our group for grades three, four and five. Our sixth, seventh and eighth graders are members of YOSHE Juniors and our High School students in ninth through twelfth grade are YOSHE Seniors. Each group has its own activities led by a professional advisor.

Temple Shaari Emeth is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth. Through this affiliation, our youth in grades seven through twelve can take advantage of regional, national and international experiences.

One of our Temple Shaari Emeth youth group members went on to become the Poet Laureate of the State of Kansas from 2009-2013. In a poignant article, Remembering how NFTY Saved My Life, Dr. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg reflects on her experience in Shaari Emeth's youth groups. Her 2012 novel, The Divorce Girl, is based in part upon her experience as a teenager growing up in our area and participating in temple activities and youth group.

Once you become a part of our youth “family,” you’ll make lifetime friends and build lifetime memories!

 Our January, 2014 Newsletter has many articles about the New YOSHE (click cover to read the Newsletter):

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Youth Committee Chair: Jennifer Fessler - Yoshe_fun@gmail.com

YOSHE Juniors and YOSHE Seniors Advisor: Sheryn Cohen - sheryn1@aol.com

YOSHE Minis Advisor: Robin Gitlitz - rgitlitz@verizon.net

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