Our youth group chapters, Teaneck USY and Teaneck Kadima, are local chapters of the United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima organizations associated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. USY is open to all high school students (grades 9-12); Kadima is open to middle school students (grades 6-8).
USY is a peer-run organization, with leaders elected and selected from the chapter membership. These leaders work with the Youth Engagement Director to plan, execute, and follow-up on all USY events. Jewish teens and pre-teens from across the area and across the county meet each other, hang out together, and make lifelong friendships while learning about and experiencing Judaism. Click here for a USY membership application form. Click here for a Kadima application form.
The children and teens also participate in activities that happen at the regional and international level. USY holds five conventions (kinnusim) during the year; Kadima has three conventions. Each is a great opportunity to spend time with friends, meet new people, and experience an uplifting Shabbat in a comfortable environment. Additionally, USY holds an international convention once per year and leads many summer tour programs.
- USY President
- Membership/Kadima VP
- USY Social Action/Tikun Olam VP
- USY Communications VP
- USY Religious Education VP
- USY Israeli Affairs VP
Name: Hannah Loffman
Spirit Animal: Elephant– because they rock!
Favorite Flavor of Ben and Jerry’s: Any sorbet
Name: Yoni Ferbank
Position: Membership/Kadima VP
Spirit Animal: A deer– because I’m sensitive
Favorite Flavor of Ben and Jerry’s: Half-Baked
Name: Emily Knopf
Position: Social Action/Tikkun Olam VP
Spirit Animal: Bunny– because I’m small and energetic!
Favorite Flavor of Ben and Jerry’s: Peanut Butter World
Name: Dalia Rotman
Position: Communications VP
Spirit Animal: Whale — why not?
Favorite Flavor of Ben and Jerry’s: Anything with Peanut Butter
Name: Jonah Pitkowsky
Position: Religious Education VP
Spirit Animal: Eagle because I love to fly
Favorite Flavor of Ben and Jerry’s:
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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