In the 1st Law in "Forty Things You Can Do to Save the Jewish People," educator Joel Lurie Grishaver writes: Every year of Jewish education which takes place after bat or bar mitzvah is worth three or more years of anything which takes place earlier. Amen.
In 2014, Shomrei Torah brilliantly combined youth group with Hebrew High, providing a once-a-week program for our teens, called TAST-e: Teens at Shomrei Torah – experience! Join us Tuesday nights from 6 – 8 pm.
Interwoven in our Shomrei Torah community will be a more effective Jewish path for our teens want to firmly establish a path from Religious School and Solomon Schechter as our students they continue their journey of growth and active Jews. To that end, we present to you our program TAST-e: Teens at Shomrei Torah – experience! We plan to eat dinner together, to learn, to explore, to engage in community service and to participate in the holidays.
Being engaged Jewishly and fostering friendships makes us a strong community. TAST-e will foster continuity and build a stronger sense of community identity; it will be centered on a tailor made curriculum; it will weave together our disparate approaches to keeping our teens engaged; and it will inspire volunteerism in Shomrei Torah and our larger lay and Jewish community.
As a member of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and KADIMA, of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), inspires Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of Judaism.
The answer starts with an organization called the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). United Synagogue is the umbrella organization of Conservative synagogues in North America. It services the overall needs of its affiliated congregations. United Synagogue Youth (USY) and KADIMA are the official youth organizations of the Conservative Movement, bringing our youth together. USY chapters exist only in congregations that are affiliated with United Synagogue. To be in USY is to strive to learn about and live within the framework of Conservative Judaism. It offers social, educational, religious, and recreational needs of Jewish teenagers, both locally, in New Jersey and the worldover.
USY seeks to involve teenagers in synagogue life and help build the Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Furthermore, USY is a Zionist organization, trying to build a relationship between Israel and Jewish youth in America.
For each child, please click this Primary Registration to complete
Each additional child, please click here to complete
For all regional events, the HAGALIL USY/KADIMA -CODE OF CONDUCT/ EMERGENCY MEDICAL FORM must be filled out.