Youth Department

Kansas City United Synagogue Youth Are Active & Engaged!

usy7Our Youth and Family Programming department at CBS offers a variety of activities, programs and initiatives to ensure all of Beth Shalom’s youth and teens remain connected to the synagogue. Our goal is to provide fun, innovative and educational experiences to enrich their Jewish identity. Opportunities abound for both informal Jewish educational and social activities. More important, our youth programs provide a place where lifelong friendships begin, everyone has a place and leadership opportunities abound.

Our youth activities offer age-appropriate events and activities, overseen by Becca Levine. Each program offered through the youth department is appropriately staffed based on the age group and nature of the activity, and strictly adheres to the guidelines set by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.


usy1Our award winning chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) brings Jewish high school students from public and private high schools together for activities that promote learning, socialization, leadership and responsibility. Weekly Wednesday Night Programs include social, cultural, religious, community service and fundraising activities. Additionally, members have the opportunity to attend several regional and international programs each year.

KCUSY Membership Application


usy4Kadima┬áis Beth Shalom’s youth group for seventh and eighth graders. Under the guidance of Kadima Advisor Farrah Udell, Kadima members get to attend fun monthly programs, help organize and run the KCUSY Annual Purim Carnival, and have the opportunity to participate a regional convention with other youth from throughout the Midwest.

Kadima Membership Application


The perfect social opportunity for fifth and sixth graders, Gesher serves as the bridge to Kadima. Students meet once a quarter.


Offered quarterly, Atid programs offer third and fourth graders the opportunity to make Jewish friends.

Gesher & Atid Parent Survey

For more information on any of our youth department programs, please contact:

Stefanie Williams, Director of Informal Education and Family Programming, at 913-647-7292.

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