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"Much Torah have I learned from my teachers, more from my peers, and from my students the most of all." -Talmud Makkot 10a

Rockdale Temple offers a variety of exciting, informal, and dynamic opportunities for our congregation's youth. The primary goal of our youth groups is to foster social, spiritual, and educational programming for children between the fourth and twelfth grades. Our diverse programs help create an atmosphere that is stimulating and conducive to the development of strong, positive bonds among our youth, our Temple, and our Jewish tradition. All of our youth activities give participants the opportunity to develop and deepen their connections to other Jewish youth and to Judaism itself. As a result, our programs are designed to educate and develop future Jewish leaders.

Youth Group of Rockdale (YGOR)

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 is celebrating more than 75 years! YGOR is designed to provide a social network for Rockdale's high school students, and all of our teens are welcome and encouraged to attend programs, drop-ins, and city-wide and regional events. YGOR is advised by Eden Rabinowitz, 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 Morgen Grover at, or advisor Eden Rabinowitz at


Rak Noar (grades 7-8) offers a meaningful relationship with Judaism through broad-based programming of social, educational, and social action activities. Through Rak Noar, preteens can find their identities as Jews and experience a real sense of belonging. Rak Noar teens meet for monthly programs and outings, usually starting with lunch and youth-group style mixers and community-building activities. Rak Noar also participates in a regional Junior Youth Group (JYG) retreat each spring, held at our regional camp, GUCI. For more information, please contact advisor Edie Yakutis at

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, October 20th - Pizza in the Hut

Sunday, November 24th - NFTY 678 at Main Event

Sunday, December 8th

Friday-Sunday, January 10th-12th - Rak Noar Retreat downtown!

Monday, January 20th - MLK March and Program

Sunday, February 9th

Friday-Sunday, February 28th-March 1st - NFTY-OV Junior Youth Group Kallah in Columbus

Saturday, March 7th - Purim overnight (8th graders only)

Sunday, April 5th

Sunday, May 3rd - move-up day with 6th and 7th graders (8th graders with YGOR)



CLUB 456

Club 456 (grades 4-6) offers social, educational, and social action programming beyond the classroom. It's a great place to make new friends and have fun together while building meaningful Jewish community. Recent activities include: pool parties, movie and game nights, climbing wall, Reds games, and bowling. For more information, please contact advisor Sam Schauvaney at

Upcoming Events:


Sun, May 31 2020 8 Sivan 5780