Ellis IlandIFTY  (Indianapolis Federation of Temple Youth)


IFTY is our senior youth group and is open to all high school students. IFTY builds a Reform Jewish community through different events and programs, which are completely planned, organized, and facilitated by members of the youth group with the guidance of the Youth Coordinator. All of our social activities, whether they are social or social justice, strengthen our members on their path to becoming Jewish young adults. 

IFTY is part of the North American Federation of Temple Youth-Ohio Valley (NFTY-OV) Region, which in turn is a part of NFTY. Comprised of over 750 local synagogue youth groups, NFTY brings the Temple Youth Group (TYG) experience to more than 10,000 high school-age young people in grades 9 through 12. NFTYites forge and build friendships, Jewish identities, and leadership skills through worship, social action, and youth-led educational programming. Many NFTY leaders continue on to become both lay and professional leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement.
If you are interested in information about IFTY, contact Matt Hastings, Youth Coordinator at [email protected] or call the IHC Main Office at 317.255.6647.

IFTY 2019-2020 Board 

President Emmi Cox
President Bella Birany

Programming Vice President

Cyle Ginsberg

Social Action Vice President

Ally Foster

Social Action Vice President

Maddie Mundy

Religious and Cultural Vice President

Natanya Katz

Membership Vice President

Brad Kaplan

Membership Vice President

Emma Covitz

Communications and Financial Vice President

Samantha Mears