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Youth Groups

The goal of our Youth Groups is to  provide a range of programs and activities and build Lifelong friendships. Right now there are currently two groups for our youth: Kadima and USY.

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KADIMA is for students in grades 4-7.

KADIMA is an international youth organization sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It has thousands of members in the US and abroad.

Our KADIMA chapter is a combined chapter between Temple Israel, and Ohav Shalom bringing together students from Temple Israel, the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District, and Jewish middle schoolers throughout the Capital District. 

Events during this past year have included hayrides, Games2U, Chocolate Seders, and much more. Judaic themes and activities are interwoven throughout our KADIMA programming.

Membership in KADIMA entitles students to participate in all KADIMA activities and receive Kol Kadima, a quarterly magazine that includes stories, games, articles about Jewish topics, and other activities of interest. 

To register for KADIMA, please contact Rachael Schertzer or call the Temple Israel front office at (518) 438-7858.

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USY is for students in grades 8-12 (sometimes 7).

USY is an international youth organization sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It has thousands of members in the US and abroad.

USY is divided into three levels: the chapter, the region, and International USY.  Our region, the Tzafon Region of USY, is composed of Vermont, Western MA, and Upstate NY. There are 17 regions in the International USY,composed of regions throughout the US and Western Canada.Our USY chapter is a combined chapter between our local Conservative Synagogues.

Membership in USY comes with your synagogue membership and entitles students to participate in all USY activities and receive USY newsletters that includes stories, games, articles about Jewish topics, and other activities of interest. 

To register for USY, please contact Rachael Schertzer or call the Temple Israel front office at (518) 438-7858.

 

Click here to register for our upcoming USY Open House on Wednesday, May 11th.

Thinking about attending USY Regional Convention?
 
Want to know more about our health and safety protocols? Want to know about what happens at Regional Convention? Want to know more about USY in general?
 
Please join us for an informal conversation with USY Engagement Associate Jason Kay, Tzafon USY Regional President Amitai Goldmeer, and Agudat Achim USY advisor Susan Sharfstein, 

 

Tue, May 17 2022 16 Iyyar 5782