Who are we?
B – Beth Am – BITTY is a safe home where all Jewish teens are welcome
I – Israel – BITTY is a group of teens who are committed to Israel as the Jewish homeland
T – Tikkun Midot – BITTY teens are ethically minded who strive to be strong leaders in our community and life
T –Tzedakah – BITTY teens believe in engaging in social action and justice in a meaningful way to repair the world
Y – Yahadut – BITTY teens come together to experience Judaism with our own style
BITTY stands for “Beth Am In Tampa Temple Youth” and is our active, vibrant high school youth program. BITTY rocks with energy and excitement and is an integral part our congregation. BITTY members, 8th graders through high school, are committed to expressing their Jewish identity through numerous activities and creative programs. BITTY members coordinate the annual High Holiday food drive, conduct a unique worship service every year, provide babysitting services during the high holidays, hold regular “Shull In” sleepovers at the temple, help at the Chanukah party, Purim carnival and more.
Who are our leaders?
BITTY is led by a select group of teen leaders called the BITTY Board. The board meets once a month. We have youth events at least once a month to which all 8th-12th Graders are invited.
What is NFTY?
BITTY is a member of NFTY’s Sub-Tropical Region (STR), which is comprised of over 30 temple youth groups (TYGs) from Ormond Beach, Florida to the Keys. BITTY participates in events with NFTY-STR including Fall Kallah, Winter Regionals, Spring Kallah, and Leadership Training Institute. NFTY events are open to all BITTYites in good standing in grades 9-12. Visit our NFTY-STR page for more information about NFTY and how you can connect with Jewish teens from around the region throughout the year.
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For more information on how to join BITTY please e-mail the Youth Director – Youth@BethAmTampa.org