DMTYG has been very busy recently with the Hunger Hike, the High Holidays, and the NFTY Fall Kallah. The Hunger Hike was very successful this year with 17 attendees and $1200 raised so far! We are still accepting cans and donations, which can be sent to the Temple in support of the Des Moines Area Hunger Hike. The Missouri Valley and Ohio Valley NFTY regions came together for Fall Kallah at GUCI this year and DMTYG had a record attendance with 9 youth groupers.
A special thank you to Josh Dubansky and Andy Marcus for helping out with the event as Youth Group Advisor and Driver. The theme of the weekend was "Keeping the tent open," as Sukkot had just begun. We discussed keeping our mind open and how to help others as well.
Upcoming, we have our very successful annual youth group lock in at the temple on November 19 (Pictures to follow). December 10 is our set-up for Hanukkah Happening from 6 to 8 p.m. On December 11 will be Hanukkah Happening where youth groupers will help with games and crafts beginning at 12:30. A Hanukkah party is on December 18 and a Christmas Eve Chinese dinner is also on the schedule.