Park Synagogue Youth Group
Park Synagogue Youth Groups
Park Synagogue's youth programs offer a wide variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities for Jewish children in grades 3-12. Our objective is to provide young people with an opportunity to meet for enjoyable activities while learning more about our Jewish heritage.
Programs are designed to develop a social consciousness through participation in social action projects within the community. We believe that strong youth programming is an important supplement to formal Jewish education and helps to establish lifelong Jewish involvement.
Our Youth program is divided into three autonomous groups:
Jr. Kadima (grades 3-5), Kadima (grades 6-8), and United Synagogue Youth, commonly referred to as USY, serves grades 9-12.
Each of our youth groups holds an activity each month. Our Kadima and USY chapters are nationally affiliated, making it possible for our young people to attend various regional and national functions. Each group holds social or social action activities that help our Religious School and Day School students integrate with each other, and encourage them to create lasting bonds with our congregation. This year our USY will serve as counselors for our younger groups.
We have so many fun events scheduled for this year, there is something for everyone! Events this year include a trip to Zip City, ice skating, Hamantaschen baking and events with the Jr. Kadima and Kadima age kids from B’nai Jeshurun. We are looking forward to another fun year!
Youth Group Forms
CRUSY Regional Convention
April 7th-10th • USY (8th-12th graders)
Join USY to end the year with a BANG at the last regional convention at Camp Wise April 7-10! Come meet Jewish teens from Columbus, Cincinnati, Lexington, Toledo, Detroit, and Pennsylvania, engage in Jewish and social programming, and elect the 2022-2023 regional board!
Jr. Kadima & Kadima (3rd-7th)
Sunday, April 10 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Calling all Jr. Kadima and Kadima kids! Spring is upon us and it’s time for all things Passover! Join us April 10th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the Passover Party! Create a special item to use at the seder and have fun challenging your friends in Passover Trivia! See you there!
USY Zikaron B'Salon
A Discussion with a Holocaust Survivor
USY (8th-12th Graders • Details TBA
USYers from the Cleveland area will have a discussion with a Holocaust survivor for Yom Hashoah. Now is the time to ask all of your questions to our special guest.