Youth and Teens

KADIMA is the USCJ Youth Group for pre-teens. Our chapter is composed of both a Sr. Kadima and Jr. Kadima group. Email Board Youth Chair Sharon Horovitz

Kadima And USY – What are USY and Kadima all about?

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) & KADIMA are the official youth organizations of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Through USY & Kadima, 6th-12th graders have a unique and special Jewish program tailored just for them. USY & Kadima “inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate, and practice ethical values, Zionism, and community responsibility based upon the ideology of the Conservative Movement.” As a result teenagers will experience how the Jewish way of living through study, action and fellowship leads to personal fulfillment and growth while meeting their spiritual and social needs and enabling them to significantly contribute to their synagogues, community and society.

USY: Benefits of Saratoga USY Membership (9-12th graders):

  • Monthly local outings
  • 4 New Regional Conventions
  • Interchapter Events across Nor Cal!
  • 4 issues of USY’s magazine Achshav & Shalhevet, the creative arts magazine
  • International Convention • Connect with teens from across Northern California and North America
  • USY Summer trips: Israel pilgrimage with visits to Spain or Eastern Europe; Backpacking in the Pacific Northwest or a bus tour of the US!
  • Jewish learning in an open, friendly, hands-on environment

Kadima: Benefits of Saratoga Kadima Membership (6-8th graders):

  • Sr. Kadima (6th – 8th) Monthly Events
  • New Frontier Regional Kadima Event
  • Jewish learning beyond the classroom
  • Four issues of International Kadima’s magazine Kol Kadima

Jewish Cub Scouts Pack 504

Jewish Cub Scouts Pack 504, sponsored and hosted by Beth David, is the only Jewish Cub Scouts pack in the bay area.  Pack 504 combines the values and fun of Scouting with Jewish values and friendship. Boys in 1st – 5th grades and their families from all over the South Bay are invited to participate in the pack.
Contact: Pack Leadership