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USY / Kadima/ Pre-Kadima

USY logoShaarie Torah has aligned with United Synagogue Youth (USY), which means we now have youth groups! USY was founded in 1951. The mission statement of the organization is:

United Synagogue Youth and Kadima [and pre-Kadima], of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, inspires Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement.

The USY (High School), Kadima (Middle School) and Pre-Kadima (3rd-5th Grade) groups will engage in age appropriate activities, outings, conversations and connections, including: movie nights, havdallah with elders, ice skating, Sukkah decorating, films and discussions, huckleberry tubing, and much more. These groups are excellent ways to relieve stress and hangout with some really cool people, and they also provide excellent opportunities to explore your leadership skills.

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“The beauty of Youth Groups is that at the heart of everything we do together, our main objective is to build kehilla (community) where Jewish kids of all ages can be seen, heard, welcomed, blessed, supported, inspired, celebrated, honored and loved for who they are and what they bring to us.” -Sarah Rohr, Youth Group Advisor 2015-2016



Fun time with Rachel:

Child care, Junior Kadima, Kadima, USY

Child care

Rules- being respectful

Until 10:30 reading books playing in the room

10:30-11- play outside or games that Rachel initiates

11- snack (Kiddush)

Using Hebrew words (Bracha, Shabbat, all blessings: gefen, hamotzi, haetz)

11:10 open play

12 sh’at Sipur story time (either holiday, torah, value from dorice’s library)



3-5 Junior Kadima Sunday Fun Day time with Rachel

Ideas: making challah, cookies, hamantaschen for purim, no bake cheese cake, edible sukkah,

Hot cocoa and story, movie,

Bowling afternoon

Social ice breaker games


October 8- Sunday fun day bowling with Rachel 3-5pm location: 9300 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005 super play each

Dec 9- Havdalah coco and movie  6:30pm-9:00pm- Rachel will be at the shabaton with MS

Feb 11 Sunday fun day purim Style with Rachel 12:30-2pm at cst

April 20-22 Family retreat activities (if we go) or do activity here on the 22 from 12:30-2pm


Kadima- middle school kids

October 11- Pizza and Ice cream in the sukkah- 6-8:30  CST no charge/.Free

Dec 8-10 Kadima shabaton

Feb 25- Hamantaschen Bake off CST Free no charge

April 15- Good deeds day at MJCC. Free!

May 6 super play- end of the year Bash. Free!


September 6- picnic at Gabriel park, join and lead activities

October 4 6-8:30 dinner and sukkot theme activity for HS (Dorice and rabbi with MS and parents )

November 10-12 USY fall kimmus-

More dates TBA


All events are free with membership!