Youth Group of Rockdale

The Youth Group of Rockdale (YGOR) is the senior high school youth group at Rockdale Temple. It is part of the Ohio Valley Region of NFTY (the North American Federation of Temple Youth), a Reform Movement program celebrating its 75th anniversary! YGOR is designed to provide a social network for Rockdale’s high school students (grades 9-12), and all of our teens are welcome and encouraged to attend programs, drop-ins, and city-wide and regional events. YGOR is advised by Whitney Jacobson and run by a student board of Rockdale teens who oversee every aspect of programming and organization. YGOR plans and puts on social activities, volunteer and social action programs, and outings to restaurants and amusements. YGOR also writes its own educational programming, leads services, and facilitates Torah study for its membership. For more information please contact YGOR’s President Matt Wagner at, or advisor Whitney Jacobson at

Please fill out the YGOR Membership form HERE!

Here are the upcoming YGOR programs for the 2017 Winter/Spring Semester:

February 17th-20th: NFTY Convention in Chicago

March 11th-12th: Purim Lock-In and Carnival

March 26th: Board Meeting for Spring I

April 2nd: Board Meeting for Spring II

April 20th-23rd: YGOR hosts NFTY-OV Spring Kallah (register HERE)

We will need host families, as well! Contact Whitney for more details on the weekend.

May 6th: YGOR Elections

May 21st: YGOR Final Event

NFTY summer experiences