STARY is the Temple Shaarei Shalom youth group affiliated with the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY).

The mission of STARY is to motivate, empower, and facilitate a sense of belonging and identity for Jewish teens in the Boynton Beach area by promoting Jewish learning and providing meaningful social experiences. STARY offers a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment that enables a seamless connection to the Jewish community at large.

Members actively support this objective by:


  • Providing opportunities for raising funds to help support TSS initiatives.
  • Running the annual Purim Carnival.
  • Selling pizza Wednesday nights (between classes).
  • Providing scholarship assistance to URJ Camp Jenny.

Religious and Educational

  • Conducting special Shabbat and Holiday Services.
  • Serving as Madrichim in Religious School.


  • Monthly meetings.
  • Overnight and travel experiences.

Please note some of these activities permit the student to earn community service hours.

We are especially proud that STARY is a member of NFTY. For almost 75 years, NFTY has offered thousands of young people the opportunity to explore and experience Reform Judaism.

STARY is for students grades 9-12. For grades 6-8, see STARY Jr., and for grade 5, see Club 5.

Want to know more? Call 561-364-9054 ext. 107

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