Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Senior Youth Group

Contact: Leah Dicker Notarus, Steph Svarz, Ed Levy, Carrie Barrera

As you may know, SYG has been changed to reflect the fact that high school students face a number of time pressures that conflict with leading a student-run organization like SYG. However, we recognize that our high school students do enjoy spending time together. In response to these conflicting notions opportunities have been created for socializing, as well as a few social action projects throughout the year.

Social opportunities which are open to all students grades 9-12.

Additionally, you can get involved in NFTY-CAR (North American Federation of Temple Youth-Chicago Area Region) in lieu of SYG.

Even though we don't have an official SYG all high school students are still eligible to attend NFTY events. NFTY brings together Reform Jewish Teens from the suburbs and surrounding cities of Chicago, as well as northwestern Indiana. Members come together at many times during the year for learning, fun, worship, community service, and fellowship to help young Jewish adults throughout the region build and strengthen lifetime ties with each other and Reform Judaism. For more information about NFTY, see the NFTY website.



Presidents: Nathan Frewen and Sam Birnbaum
VP Social Action & Ritual and Religious: Naomi Friedman
Treasurers: Kack Teagan and Adam Freeman
Membership/Communications: Makayla Ray and Kate Rosenblum