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SALTY Youth Group (7th - 12th Grade)


SALTY, or Shir Hadash Adolescents Leading Teens and Youth, is a group that empowers the current and future Jewish youth at Shir Hadash and provides them with leadership and programming opportunities. The group is open for 7th to 12th graders and all information for signing up for events can be found linked from the Shir Hadash calendar. SALTY is part of the Central West region of the organization NFTY (the Reform Jewish Youth Movement).

SALTY Mission Statement

  • To involve teens who would otherwise not be participating in Jewish community
  • To help Jewish teens understand how to be a part of the Shir Hadash community as a whole
  • To help Shir Hadash teens feel comfortable, loved, and safe with each other 
  • To help grow through learning, educating, and cultivating ourselves and Shir Hadash teens on living Jewishly
  • To imagine and perceive our future Jewish selves in the larger Jewish community


SALTY Racial Justice Teen Resource Guide

The SALTY Racial Justice Teen Resource Guide, compiled by SAVP Aaron Wolf-Bloom, covers the issues of white privilege, police brutality, racial bias in criminal justice, voter suppression and racial educational inequality in the United States. By exploring the resources and becoming more aware of the issues, you are taking the first step towards making the United States a more just society. The goal of this document is to help educate people and spread awareness as well as provoke discussions and motivate people to take action. You can find the guide to download as a PDF here.

SALTY T-Shirts for Sale

Get a cool shirt so you can match with your friends! Your shirt is a good way to remember SALTY! Plus your money is going to fund future fun events. You get a shirt and you support an organization you care about here!


All students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in our youth group!   

It's community. It's leadership. It's friendship. It's belonging.

Youth group members have the opportunity to build friendships, develop lifelong Jewish identities, and grow leadership skills through community building, worship, social action and experiential youth-led programming. Our youth group provide a place to have FUN while learning, praying, and socializing. Throughout the year events are thrown about once a month that range from ice skating, movie nights, and escape rooms; to “shul-in” sleepovers and volunteering at the Purim Carnival; to Shabbat, high holy engagement, and social action projects.

Youth also have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles on the youth board, which guides the program for each year's activities. We are a bunch of teens who like hanging out together in a place to be understood, be supported, and feel connected.


Youth Group welcomes volunteers and parent support to help plan engaging events for this age group! Please contact Rabbi Walden for more information about how you can get involved.

What Comes Next?

For families with a student graduating from high school and entering college, we offer a College Connection program that helps families and Shir Hadash to send special care packages.

For young adults who remain in the surrounding bay area, we have our Young Adult events!

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784