CoFTY (Columbia Federation of Temple Youth)

Our Temple youth group, affiliated with NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) is here to serve as a social and educational framework for Reform Jewish youth in the Columbia, SC area. CoFTY provides an opportunity to meet Jewish teens from other areas at a regional level. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and part of Florida make up our region NFTY SAR (Southern Area Region). We create programs to help our teens find their Jewish identity in a fun, relaxed, and safe environment. The leaders of TYG help instill Jewish values in the participants. Our priorities are to get new members, to experience NFTY and all it has to offer, and to HAVE FUN!

NFTY is a great way to stay involved in the Jewish Community, not only within Columbia, but the Jewish Community all over the south. NFTY events are open to all 9-12 graders.

Hatikvah Kallah is specially designed for 7-8 graders, and those 8th graders who go to Hatikvah will be eligible to go to Spring Kallah at Camp Coleman.


Contact our Youth Director.

Regional NFTY Events 2017-2018

Savannah Teen Weekend (8th-12th grades)
Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Savannah, GA

NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah (9th-12th grades)
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
URJ Camp Coleman - Cleaveland, GA 

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
  • Celebrate Shabbat with delicious food, singing and dancing
  • Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs
  • Enjoy a fun Saturday night activity

Regular: $195.00
Register by Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 by clicking here.



NFTY-SAR LLTI (9th-12th grades)
Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
Temple Israel - Tallahassee, FL


This event is for teen leaders of temple youth groups and congregations.

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel and Mitzvah Corps
  • Choose leadership electives that fit your goals and interests
  • Network with your peers in similar leadership roles

Regular: $160.00.
Register by Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 by clicking here.



Mon, April 23 2018 8 Iyar 5778