Youth Programs

Meet Forrest Yesnes, new STiFTY Youth Advisor Forrest grew up in Minnetonka with his parents, Linda and Daniel. As a teen, he was active in NFTY on the regional level for three years. As a freshman at the University of Minnesota, he held office as the NFTY President. He has spent four summers at the Union for Reform Judaism's Kutz Camp in a variety of roles, such as participating in the program, co-teaching the Leadership Track, and living with participants as a resident advisor. This summer, he is camping in the Yukon Territory for two months as a student of the National Outdoor Leadership School. In the fall, Forrest will start his senior year at the U, wrapping up his Youth Studies major and Sustainability Studies minor. He is honored to be the STiFTY advisor and thrilled to work with both the youth and adult leadership of Shir Tikvah!

STiFTY is Shir Tikvah's Youth Group for 7th-12th graders. To learn more, click here

For more information on regional NFTY programs  please visit:

  Mazal Tov to our newly elected 2016-2017 STiFTY Board:

President – David Henry

Programming VP – Eileen Campbell

Social Action VP – Avia Kaner-Roth

Religious and Cultural VP – Noa Appelsies

Membership VP – Annie Bush

Communications VP – Kinayda Rairan

NFTY-Northern President: Max Lewin

Interested in being on the STiFTY Board? Click here for details

Each Year STiFTY hosts a Congregation-wide food drive at Yom Kippur


STiFTY Members Attend Regional Kallahs (Weekend Long Retreats)


Our JYG (Junior Youth Group*) holds events at Shir Tikvah, including a Recent Iron Chef Competition


*JYG is Shir Tikvah's Junior Youth Group for 6th to 8th grade students.

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