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Youth Groups


OSTY (Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth) is Temple Ohabei Shalom’s teen youth group, serving teens in grades 9-12. OSTY strives to make the teachings of Judaism a functioning part of the social outlook of all its members as well as to promote an understanding and practice of the values and traditions of Judaism. OSTY’s main goal is to provide a space for Jewish youth to meet, develop friendships, and learn in a Jewish setting.

OSTY is one of the groups in NFTY-NE, the Northeast Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth. NFTY-NE holds regional events throughout the year that meet the social, educational, and spiritual needs of its members. There are approximately 70 youth groups in NFTY-NE. For more info on NFTY go to Please note that most NFTY-Ne events are only for 9th-12th graders, but some include 8th graders as well!

OSTY is teen-run, you get to create what happens at your OSTY events. OSTY strives to reach out to all adolescents in the Temple Ohabei Shalom and greater Boston community, and our members are an enthusiastic, caring, friendly, and welcoming group. All teens enrolled in our religious school program are automatically granted membership in OSTY. Questions about OSTY?  Email us for more information.


Junior Youth Groups

All students enrolled in the Ansin Religious School are given automatic membership in their grade’s youth group! Each of our youth groups have a Shul In as well as other fun events throughout the year. These events are an integral part of the ARS experience that help students to build the relationships and form the Jewish bonds with each other that will last a lifetime!

What youth group is my child in?

7th & 8th grade: JOSTY (Junior Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth)
5th & 6th grade: BOSTY (Bigger Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth)
3rd & 4th grade: MOSTY (Mini Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth)
K, 1st & 2nd grade: TOSTY (Tiny Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth)

Students in TOSTY, our youngest youth group, get to have family youth group events, which gives you, the parents, the precious opportunity to truly experience Judaism with your family and to meet and get to know the parents of the other children in your child’s class. If you have questions about youth group or youth group events, email us for more information.

Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyar 5782