Our youth group advisor, Sharon Smith, and her assistants Zachary Smith and Max Hill would like to wish everyone a Shanah Tovah and welcome you to a great year in FYGBI (Fresno Youth Group Temple Beth Israel)!!! All Fresno high school age Jewish teens, regardless of temple affiliation, are welcome to become FYGBI members and discover the excitement of Fresno’s favorite Jewish youth group.
Just a few of our local events this year include FYGBI Car Wash, FYGBI Kickoff, FYGBI Campfire after Shabbat in the Sukkah, Chanukah bazaar, FYGBI Service, Chanukah Party, PJ Dinner and Purim Carnival
In addition to local programming and events, there will be four conclaves this year for 9-12 graders; some of them will be at Camp Newman. This is also a NFTY Convention year, which will be in Atlanta, Georgia. In order for your children to participate in the conclaves, they must be paid members of FYGBI and NFTY.
Follow this link to find a PDF membership application form for FYGBI. Please download the form and send it in. The PDF also includes a behavior brit to sign and a more complete list of upcoming dates. FYGBI 2014 complete
The application forms are due to Sharon before the first NFTY conclave C-Dubb Smash September 19, 2014. The registration forms for all NFTY conclaves will be found online and downloaded from the NFTY website. The website is www.nfty.org/cwr. The user name is nftycwr and the password is centralwest. Each member is responsible for downloading their own forms and mailing them with the payment. Please call Sharon and let her know that your teen is going to conclave. We will let you know when the forms are available. There are limited funds available for NFTY regional conclaves for paid FYGBI members from FYGBI as well as the Federation. Call Sharon for scholarship information.