The Jacksonville Area Federation of Temple Youth (JAFTY) is a youth-led organization which strives to unite Jewish teens by providing opportunities for fun, friendship and spiritual exploration through content, social action, religious and social programming. In an atmosphere of acceptance and warmth, members are encouraged to explore their Jewish identity surrounded by fellow Jewish teens and with a connection to the larger community.

Please contact Michelle Penson at for additional information.

2018-2019 JAFTY Executive Board:

Co-Presidents:                         Sara Branly and Sophie Greco

VP, Programming:                   Courtney Oko

VP, Social Action:                   Jillian Penson

VP, Religious and Cultural:    Emilia Dahlman

VP, Membership:                    Drew Wright

VP, Communications:            Josh Jolles



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