Kol Ami Temple Youth (KATY)

Kol Ami Temple Youth (KATY) is our congregational youth group open to all 8th-12th grade students of our congregation. Together, our teens celebrate Jewish holidays, engage in social action and service-learning projects, and most importantly have fun through shared experiences. KATY events are typically held once a month during the academic school year and events in the past have included: movie nights, laser tag, rock climbing, Jewish food competitions, bowling, and trips to nearby attractions such as Hershey Park and Ski Liberty.  

Kol Ami Temple Youth is a part of the Reform Jewish National Youth Group (NFTY) and our teens are encouraged to attend events with their peers from across the region. For more information regarding the North American Federation of Temple Youth visit

For more information about KATY, contact Rabbi Stratford at

Click here to pay your KATY dues.

Jewish Scouting

When a young person joins scouting, one of the first things he or she learns is the Boy Scout Oath or the Girl Scout Promise and Law, both of which encourage spiritual journeys through their faith’s religious recognitions.

Each year, to help celebrate the tradition behind scouting’s spiritual journeys, we celebrate a Scout Shabbat, discovering what it means to be Jewish and how it relates to scouting.

To help further a scout’s Jewish education and commitment to scouting, both the Girl and Boy Scouts offer various religious awards that can be earned based on grade level.  David Silberman, former Assistant Scout Master and Troop Committee Member and Rabbi Simon Stratford work with youth in the congregation to earn their religious awards.

If any scouts are interested in earning Jewish religious awards, please contact David Silberman at

For more information about Jewish Scouting, please visit or