Pathways (9th-12th Grade)
Pathways (9th-12th Grade)

The Basics

Pathways is our comprehensive, choice-based program for High School students. Beginning ​in the Spring semester of 8th Grade through the end of 12th Grade, Pathways is a community of teens that choose their own Jewish journey through connecting with friends, traveling, volunteering, interning, learning, and leading their peers. In Pathways, teens can:

  • Join TaSTY, our teen led youth group
  • Become a TA in our Religious School
  • Travel on our grade trips to New Orleans, Alabama, Washington, DC, Europe, and Israel
  • Learn with our clergy and faculty in Electives
  • Intern with Shaaray Tefila staff
  • Create their own opportunity in consultation with our staff

While many of our Pathways programs take place on Monday evenings, view the calendar link in the “Calendars & Handbook” tab below for specific dates and times for our Pathways programs.

Please Note: Enrollment in Temple Shaaray Tefila Religious School is available to member families in good standing.

The Details


The senior youth group of Pathways is called TaSTYTemple Shaaray Tefila Youth. Led by the teen-elected TaSTY Board, TaSTY offers social programs and holiday celebrations open to all Pathways teens. TaSTY meets every Monday night from 7:30-8:30pm in the Youth Lounge, plus for special events throughout the year. TaSTY is part of NFTY-NAR, the New York Area region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth, and TaSTY members are able participate in their regional events throughout the year. Learn more about NFTY-NAR