Youth Groups

BBYO is a Jewish youth group led by teens with the help of volunteer advisors. This group promotes Jewish identity, social interaction and character development through Jewish morals and ideals. With 18,000 members and over 80 years of experience, BBYO is the largest organization for Jewish youth ages 14-18. The Indy group meets monthly to spend time together and create programs.


A big part of the BBYO experience is the opportunity to participate in amazing regional events with other Jewish teens in the KIO (Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio) region. With thousands of members from more than 40 regions across North America and all over the world, there are also opportunities to get together on a national and international level.


To learn more about upcoming local events, sign up for BBYO's Remind messages! For Indy AZA (boys) or B'yachad BBG (girls), text @indyaza or @byachad to 81010.

  Questions? Contact Roz Knapp, Indianapolis BBYO City Director, at


Sponsored by the Union of Reform Judaism and part of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), the Indianapolis Federation of Temple Youth (IFTY) is housed at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation but is open to any Jewish teen in the Indianapolis area. IFTY is one of over 750 local youth groups that brings NFTY's Temple Youth Group (TYG) experience to more than 10,000 young people in grades 9-12. IFTY is part of NFTY's Ohio Valley region, which holds four weekend-long events every year for over 100 Jewish teens. IFTY also holds local, shorter events throughout the year.