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NFTY National Convention This year in our own backyard!
February 13-17, 2015 in Atlanta

Temple Sinai Is NOW offering a $500 incentive for ALL teens going to NFTY Convention.
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Mitzvah Corps
Grades 9 to 12 | Year-round and Summer
Hands-on social justice projects in a variety of regions and cultures in the Americas. An opportunity for teens to get their hands dirty
and stretch their comfort zone — and discover the deep, lasting satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of others. Visit

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is a wonderful program based on the Jewish tradition of women’s New Moon celebrations that builds the self-esteem, leadership skills, Jewish identity, and friendship networks of adolescent girls.  Currently, we have both a 6th grade and a 9th grade It’s a Girl Thing! group at Temple Sinai.

The monthly meetings provide a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they encounter as they become adults.  With the help of a skilled group facilitator, girls draw on Jewish teachings and traditions to learn how to handle the challenges they face.

Our It’s a Girl Thing! group is designed to provide a celebratory, empowering setting in which girls can support each other in growing and learning while having lots of fun. The program’s success is due, in part, to the participatory mix of discussion, learning about role models, making crafts, writing stories, socializing, and eating pizza!

For more information, please contact Rabbi Perry, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 404.252.3073 Ext. 325.


Read the Atlanta Jewish Times article about Rosh Hodesh: IGT

Sample of Monthly Themes

  • Creating community and welcoming the New Moon
  • Bringing out the best in ourselves
  • The struggles and joys of sisterhood
  • Jewish heroines past and present
  • Female empowerment
  • Body as temple / self-appreciation
  • Beauty
  • Jewish Identity
  • Healthy vs unhealthy risk taking
  • Popularity and friendship
  • Effective communication
  • Healthy relationships