TOR has a number of popular youth groups. Our TASTY youth group serves youth in the grades 9-12. Our TASTY Bites groups serves youth in the 7th and 8th gradese. A new Chaverim group is being formed to serve youth in the 5th and 6th grade. Our youth groups meet regularly, each according to its own schedule, for parties, trips, mitzvah projects, concerts, pool parties, overnight events, and all kinds of fun.
Our young people need to form social networks among their Jewish peers. Religious School does not fully foster those social networks. In addition, youngsters from Temple Or Rishon need to meet age mates from other synagogues.
The goals of our youth programs are to: foster social interaction among age mates in the synagogue, cultivate social interaction among age mates from other area synagogues, develop social action programs for youth within the synagogue community and in the general community, and facilitate trips to places of Jewish and general interest.
Our Youth Group Advisors direct TASTY Bites, our youth group for middle school children, and TASTY, our high school youth group. TASTY is formally affiliated with FTY, the national youth movement of Reform Judaism. This year, TASTY will coordinate our annual International Shabbat Dinner, have social events throughout the year, and lead other tzedakah projects at the synagogue and in the community at large.