Columbia Federation of Temple Youth (CoFTY)

6719 N. Trenholm Rd.
Columbia, SC 29206

Risa Strauss
P: 803.787.2182

CoFTY (Columbia Federation of Temple Youth), Tree of Life Congregation's 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.

If you have questions about the Temple Youth Group, contact Abigail Magaro, Youth Group Advisor for more information.