Welcome to Kadima!

Kadima is the international youth organization for Jewish 7th & 8th graders, sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Our Kadima youth group is a place to have fun and meet other Jewish youth from Beth Shalom and throughout Kansas City!

We have LOTS of exciting programs planned for the 2016-2017 school year, including monthly events, Kadima Kinnus, the KCUSY Purim Carnival, and joint programs with other Kansas City Jewish youth groups.

2016-2017 Kadima Calendar

Date Time & Place Program
Aug. 21 4:00-5:30 pm
Congregation Beth Shalom Youth Lounge
Kadima Kickoff: Paint Balloon Dodgeball
Sept. 18 3:15-4:30 pm
Urban Air
Kadima at Urban Air!
$11 Jump Pass/$16 All Access Pass
Oct. 19 6:15-7:00 pm
Abrams’ Sukkah
Pizza in the Hut with Kadima & KCUSY
Nov. 20 B&B Theatres Overland Park – 8601 W 135th St Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with BBYO Connect & Junior NCSY!
$7.50 per ticket
Reserve Tickets Online ~ event will sell out!
Dec. 14 6:15-7:30 pm
Beth Shalom Youth Lounge
Hanukkah Party with KCUSY
Feb. 24-26 Sunstream Retreat Center
Odgen, Iowa
Kadima Kinnus!
Mar. 4 Congregation Beth Shalom KCUSY Purim Carnival Set Up
Mar. 5 Congregation Beth Shalom KCUSY Purim Carnival

Check back often for new programs!

Kadima Membership
Join Kadima today! Membership benefits include:
  • Opportunity to create friendships in a Jewish setting
  • Reduced costs for monthly programs
  • Eligible for scholarships
  • Eligibile to attend Kadima Kinnus
  • FREE membership your bar/bat mitzvah year

Complete your Kadima Membership Application here.

Kadima Committee
Kadima Committee Meeting 1-25

All 7th & 8th graders are invited to apply for Kadima Committee, Kadima’s youth planning board! Kadima Committee is a great way to gain leadership skills, plan Kadima programs, and make new friends. Kadima Committee meets monthly/as needed to help create and promote Kadima events.

Click here to Apply for Kadima Committee Today!

Kadima Coordinators

 Your 2016-2017 Kadima Coordinators for are Jonah Golder & Farrah Udell. Here is a little bit more from each of them:

Jonah Golder

Hi! My name is Jonah and I am very excited to be your 2016-2017 Membership/Kadima VP! I am currently a junior at Shawnee Mission East and play baseball as well as ultimate frisbee for my school. I want this year to be full of awesome programs that get you excited about being a part of Kadima and USY. I would like to make this a great year for all of the Kadimaniks who are the future of KCUSY!


Hello! I’m Farrah, your Kadima Advisor. I love Harry Potter, dance, and rainbow sprinkles, and I am so excited for Kadima programs to begin again this fall! We have lots of awesome events coming up, from Kadima’s Kickoff: Paint Balloon Dodgeball to the EMTZA Regional Kadima Kinnus in Ogden, IA this February 24-26, 2017. I can’t wait to see you at one of Kadima’s amazing programs soon!