KESTY is Temple Emanuel’s youth group for 8th – 12th graders. Find your home and find your community with other teens and peers. We plan events once a month like movie and game nights, trivia, cooking, arts & crafts, social justice activities, and so much more! There’s always something for everyone at KESTY! KESTY is a NFTY chapter (The Reform Jewish Youth Movement, formerly known as the North American Federation for Temple Youth), and as a NFTY chapter we also offer Shabbatons, seminars, Lock-ins and so much more to deepen the experience. KESTY is a great place to explore your personality and inner self in a warm, welcoming Jewish setting.

KESTY 2023-2024 Board:

  • Adam Dincin, President
  • Anna Bryan-Taff, Programming Vice President
  • Jonah Lerner, Social Action Vice President
  • Gus Bookbinder, Religious & Cultural Vice President
  • Campbell Weiss, Communications Vice President
  • Nathan Genzer, Membership Vice President

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To stay up-to-date on all things KESTY, follow us on Instagram @kestymd

For more information, enrollment and questions about our KESTY programming please feel free to reach out to our Director of Youth Engagement and Shaliach Snir Holtzman.