Grades 8 - 12

The Hochberg Academy at TBS helps students explore their identities as contemporary Reform Jewish teens, and encourages them to take their rightful roles as active adult members of the Jewish community. The Hochberg Academy assists students in developing a strong foundation of Jewish ethics, knowledge, and spirituality, to support them as they confront the many challenges of college life and adulthood. 


Thanks to a generous grant from Stephen and Jane Hochberg, TBS teens have the opportunity to engage in sophisticated Jewish learning while also participating fully in our vibrant BSTY youth group. 


Please see Parent Handbook for more information.

Contact Joy Rosenberg, Director of Education 

joy.rosenberg@sftbs.org     505-982-6161


Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
 - Groucho Marx

 - Bambi Shapiro, Age 16

Beth Shalom Temple Youth (BSTY) is one of 14 youth groups in the NFTY-SW (North American Federation of Temple Youth, Southwest) region. NFTY-SW is the Youth division of the Reform Movement. 


BSTY meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm as part of the Hochberg Academy, and we always have a snack. Programming is developed by the student members of the BSTY board under the supervision of Ellen Zieselman, TBS Youth Director.

BSTY is open to ALL Jewish high school students in northern New Mexico, regardless of whether they are members of the temple or have ever attended religious school. Anyone who would like
to participate and be a part of BSTY this year should feel free
to attend.

Contact Ellen Zieselman,

TBS Youth Director



There are 5 NFTY-SW events each year

  • A Taste of NFTY-SW for 7th and 8th graders

  • For 9th ththrough 12th graders:

  • Leadership Training Institute (LTI) 

  • Fall Kallah

  • Winter Kallah 

  • Spring Kallah