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Office Hours:

Mon & Tues: 10am-2pm, Wed & Thurs: 2pm- 5pm,     Fri: 10am - 12pm

Hours subject to change without notice. 
We encourage you to call first without an appointment.

BESTY (Beth Shalom Temple Youth)

BESTY is Congregation Beth Shalom's youth group, and is a chapter of NFTY-STR (Southern Tropical Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth).  CBS youth in grades 8 through 12 come together monthly to participate in programming designed for them, by them, with the overall purpose of enhancing their Jewish experience and developing leadership skills and sense of community.

If you are interested in becoming part of BESTY - email us at by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!


Upcoming TYG Events:


Upcoming Regional events (that means al TYGs from the Keys up to just north of the Orlando area)

Mark your calendars for the following Kallah Dates - locations are available in our Members Area:

Fall (for 9th - 12th graders): October 14 - 16, 2016

Winter (for 9th - 12th graders): December 26 - 30, 2016

Hatikvah (for 6th - 8th graders): February 3 - 5, 2017

Spring (for 9th - 12th graders): March 3 - 5, 2017

LLTI (for incoming officers for 2017-18): April 28 - 30, 2017

Camp Jenny (by application only): May 27- 29, 2016


There will be a number of sub-regional events in the spring.  Our sub-region (North-STR) includes congregations in Pinellas, Sarasota, & Hillsborough Counties)


Download a Membership Application and B'rit Kehillah - Code of Conduct Agreement.

For more information on NFTY, go to www.nfty.org/str

Download a CBS TYG Health & Safety Form.  If you are a member of another TYG and are attending a BeSTY event, you must bring this form with you completed.  The document will not be retained after the event.

Don't forget!

Update your contact info with your Temple!

Board Meeting, August 1st, 7:30pm

BESTY Overnight, August 5th, 6:00pm

Lifelong Learning Committee, August 9th, 6:30pm

Ritual Committee, August 9th, 7:30pm

 Contact the Temple Office for further detail on any of these opportunities!