Engaging Young Teens in Jewish Living

What is Kadima?

Kadima is Youth Programming for all Beth Shalom 6th-8th graders. Programs are led by KCUSYers (9th-12th graders) who plan fun social programs that center around engaging in Jewish life, building Jewish community, and learning about KCUSY values.

Every month there are KCUSY led Kadima programs and EMTZA led Kadima Programs. EMTZA is the Midwest region of USY and includes local chapters from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, and Southeast Illinois. The region plans programming for Kadima which is like KCUSY led Kadima programs with the addition of Kadimaniks from across the region.

Learn more about USY and EMTZA region HERE.

RSVP for Upcoming Kadima Events

Click on the following events to register for upcoming KCUSY led and EMTZA led Kadima programs. Some programs like Kadima Kinnus which is the annual EMTZA led convention for Kadima has a weekend fee associated with it. If you need scholarship or assistance with these events, please do not hesitate to email our Director of Youth and Family Programming Becca Levine at blevine@bethshalomkc.org.

KCUSY Led Kadima Programming: (Emails will be sent out with program specific information)
January 24th, 2021: Soul Movie Night, Zoom, 7:00pm
February 7th, 2021: Just Dance, Zoom, 7:00pm
March 5th, 2021: Shabbat Candle Lighting, Zoom, 5:30pm
April 11th, 2021: Slime Making, Zoom, 7:00pm
May 2nd, 2021: Park Day, TBD

EMTZA Led Kadima Programming: (Emails will come from EMTZA region)
February 21, 2021: International Kadima Program, Zoom
March 4th-7th, 2021: Kadima Kinnus, Zoom
March 21st, 2021: International Kadima Program, Zoom
April 18th, 2021: International Kadima Program, Zoom
May 16th, 2021: International Kadima Program, Zoom
May 23rd, 2021: Kadima Lounge

Please reach out to Becca Levine, Director of Youth and Family Programming, HERE with any questions.

To join, please fill out the required 2020-2021 Membership & Program Waiver HERE


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