FWFTY (pronounced “foo-wif-tee”) is the Fort Worth Federation of Temple Youth (http://www.fwfty.org). FWFTY provides Beth-El's Jewish teens an opportunity to be part of one of the most rewarding Jewish groups in the country. That group is NFTY (pronounced “nifty” – The North American Federation of Temple Youth. FWFTY is Beth-El’s NFTY temple youth group (TYG).
What is NFTY-TOR and FWFTY?
http://www.nfty.org/tor is the Texas/Oklahoma Region – one of the 19 regions of NFTY. FWFTY is the Fort Worth Federation of Temple Youth, Beth-El’s TYG that is within NFTY-TOR. Each school year, there are five regional events that take place at either Greene Family Camp (GFC, http://www.greene.org) or in a host city. At each event, approximately 200-300 young people experience NFTY. Every other year, a North American event, NFTY Convention, is held somewhere in North America with approximately 1500 teenagers. FWFTY provides its members with local events held in the Fort Worth area. There are usually two events per month throughout the school year. Local events include activities such as leading a Shabbat service, collecting donations for the under privileged, fund raising, lock-ins, swimming parties, and more.
FWFTY’s board of directors is made up of members of the youth group, elected by their peers, to run the day to day operations of the group. The board plans all activities and writes all of the programs. At all times, FWFTY is advised and chaperoned by adult membership from Beth-El Congregation.
FWFTY members are primarily the children of Beth-El families; however, FWFTY also allows Jewish teens from unaffiliated families to join the group.
Congratulations to the new FWFTY 2012-2013 Board