- Sandi Kupperman Center
Our goal is to bring Temple Beth El Jewish teenagers closer to Judaism and Israel through learning and social interaction.
United Synagogue Youth (USY) is an international organization affiliated with Conservative Judaism and devoted to social programs for teenagers. Temple Beth El’s chapter of USY participates in local, regional, and international USY events.
The core ideals of USY are ethical values, Jewish Living, Zionism and community responsibility, embodied in activities and programs that are both Jewish and social. USY is open to students in grades 9-12. The yearly membership fee is $40, and entitles the member to attend any or all USY events, some of which require an additional fee.
Kadima is the international youth organization for Jewish pre-teens in grades 5-8. It is sponsored by the United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism, and participates in some joint programs with USY. Kadima programs give members the opportunity to participate in fun, social activities with a Jewish twist!
The focus of Kadima focuses on tikun olam (repairing the world), Jewish holidays, and community involvement through programs that promote social responsibility and friendship. The yearly membership fee is $35, and entitles the member to attend any or all Kadima events, some of which require an additional fee.
For new and continuing college students, Temple Beth El wants to offer its support. We know that there are many demands on your time, and many possible activities for you to pursue. As you pursue your dreams, don’t forget about your roots. Many programs are available specifically for college students, and you don’t want to miss out on these opportunities! Check out the links below for ideas on ways to stay involved. Many programs offer generous financial aid, pay you for taking online courses, and help you earn free trips to Israel, Europe, and destinations in the United States.