EESY (Emanu-El Senior Youth) is our oldest youth group, open to teens in 8th* through 12th grades (*8th graders are associate members). EESY is headed by the teens themselves, through the elected EESY Youth Board.
Each month EESY holds a Lounge Night in addition to another day or evening event. Some of our past EESY events include: Midnight Run (to help feed and clothe the homeless in NYC), a trip to 6 Flags, Life Size Game Night, Shul-Ins, Outdoor Laser Tag, and Parent's Night Out.
During the second half of the year, 8th graders begin to join EESY events in order to be introduced and integrated into the senior youth group community.
In addition to the active role our teens take in the Temple Emanu-El community, EESY is a dues-paying member of NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth). Our region in NFTY is called GER (Garden Empire Region) which encompasses ¾ of New Jersey as well as Rockland and Orange Counties in New York. EESY members are invited to attend multiple regional and/or national events during the year, including day events and overnighters. In the past, EESY has hosted NFTY-GER Homecoming and Regional Elections.
Co-Presidents for 2016-2017:
Rachel Jordan and Alanna Benderly.
For more information, questions, or concerns please reach out the EESY Advisor.