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Youth Programs

Temple Beth Am's programs encourage elementary school youth, middle school youth, and high school teens to be socially active in Jewish settings, both at Temple Beth Am and at venues throughout Seattle. 

Our youth groups are proud members of the Reform Movement's North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Temple Beth Am belongs to NFTY's Northwest Region, which consists of youth groups in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the province of British Columbia.

Please contact David Lizzo, Director of Youth Engagement, with any questions.

Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY)

Beth Am Temple Youth (BATY) is a teen-led youth group for 9th through 12th graders headed by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo. “BATYites” forge and build friendships, lifelong Jewish identities, and leadership skills through community-building, worship, social action, and experiential youth-led Jewish educational programming. 

Programs may include evening events, Shabbat cruises on Lake Union, Shabbaton Shul-Ins, attending a national leadership camp with hundreds of Jewish teens from across North America, making a difference in someone's life with a mitzvah project, concerts, or social action. The goals of BATY are to instill Jewish identity, increase synagogue participation among high school youth, foster long-term commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism, and create today the Reform Jewish leaders of tomorrow.

We have over 50 individuals attending events and our NFTY Spring Kallah at Camp Kalsman. Our relationship-driven program has a place for everyone. We are dedicated to continually building the youth culture at Temple Beth Am, and we look forward to another exciting year.

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Junior Beth Am Temple Youth (jBATY)

All of Temple Beth Am's 6th - 8th graders are invited to be a part of our Junior Youth Group programs and events, held throughout the school year combining social fun, tikkun olam, and spirituality. Some events are huge and include Jewish tweens from all over the greater Seattle area, some are smaller and include tweens just from Temple Beth Am.

Our most popular events include Seattle favorites, such as the UW HUB and snow tubing. All programs are planned by our Director of Youth Engagement, David Lizzo, with input from jBATY members.

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Club 45

Club 45 is a newer group for Temple Beth Am students in 4th or 5th grade who want more than just the Religious School experience. It’s a chance to hang out with your Religious School friends in a fun, exciting environment and is the precursor to our flagship youth groups jBATY (6th - 8th grade) and BATY (9th - 12th grade). We hold two to three events during the year.



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2019-2020 BATY Board

We would like to introduce the leadership team for the 2019-2020/5780 school year in Beth Am Temple Youth. They will be your representatives and will work to make the next year successful and engaging!  

Ari Rose-Marquez
Programming Vice President
Meira Nacht
Social Action Vice President
Isabel Berman
Religious and Cultural
Vice President

Daniel Flash (not pictured)

Membership Vice President
Julie Reid
Relations Vice President
Paige Welikson

Communications Vice President
Alissa Berman
Merchandising and
Fundraising Vice President

Rachel Selby

Mon, April 12 2021 30 Nisan 5781