Welcome to the TBTST Youth Department!

We are the TBTST Sharks!

December 2017 Calendar
Our home is at Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek and our chapter is associated with the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, the organization of Conservative congregations in North America.

With four age groups ranging from 1st to 12th grade there is something for all ages!

Matchilim: 1st & 2nd grade

Matchilim 1st & 2nd gradeMatchilim meets once a month, on a Thursday between 4:30-6pm. The first 45 minutes will be an interactive Hebrew program with the Hebrew School Director, then they will have 45 minutes of a social program with the Youth Director.

Pre Kadima: 3rd – 5th grade

Pre Kadima: 3rd - 5th gradePre Kadima meets twice a month, on a Tuesday and/or a Sunday. Tuesday meetings will be between 7-8:15pm and Sunday meeting times vary.

Kadima: 6th – 8th grade

Kadima: 6th - 8th gradeKadima will meet two-three times a month, generally on Tuesdays between 7-8:30pm. Please look for information for schedule changes, as Kadima sometimes has joint programs with our USY group which will fall on a Wednesday.

USY: 9th – 12th grade

USY: 9th - 12th gradeUSY meets three-four times a month, generally on Wednesdays between 7-8:30pm.

Our programming includes social, informal Jewish education, social action, Tikun Olam, leadership training, Israel awareness, and the opportunity to make lifelong friendships.

Kadima and USY elect officers annually who work with the Youth Director, Diana Silver, to plan events and run the chapter. The congregation’s Youth Commission direct youth programs and oversees the advisors of USY, Kadima, Pre Kadima, and Matchilim.

Chapter Events

Chapter EventsEach chapter event is designed for fun! Weekday events include games, mixers, competitions, getting messy, Israeli cultural activities or social action projects. We also have lots of holiday celebrations, youth shabbats, and our favorite, chapter weekend! Chapter weekend is a fun and exciting bonding experience for everyone in 3rd -12th grade. At the end of the year we celebrate together with an end of year banquet!

Sub Regional, Regional and International Events

We are part of something big! There are many sub regional and regional events held throughout the year that let you make friends with other chapters! Every year we have Arvot Kickoff, Arvot USY and Kadima Conventions, Arvot Turkey Trot, International Convention and the Arvot Basketball or Kickball Tournament. These are just some of the amazing things you’re invited to do with us as part of the Sharks!

USY Summer Programs: Wheels, Israel & Europe, and Dream Programs

USY Summer Programs: Wheels, Israel & Europe, and Dream ProgramsThere are several travel opportunities through USY for you to be a part of during the summer. Many are for a few weeks over summer and are a great way to make friends and travel the world. There are also opportunities for first year college students to spend time living on a kibbutz in Israel.

For more information please email tbtstusy@gmail.com. We hope you will join us at the next event! We’d love to see you!