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Youth: USY and Chaverim-Gesher

Neve Shalom Youth Groups are open to Jewish children whether or not their families are members of Neve Shalom.

Inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate, and practice Jewish living!  To join or for more information on any of our youth programs, contact youth@neveshalom.net

USY

United Synagogue Youth is an organization for Jewish teens from across North America to meet each other, hang out together, and make lifelong friendships while learning about and experiencing Judaism. USY is sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and is open to Jewish youth in grades 9 -12.

The Neve Shalom chapter is open to those grades 8 - 12 and ordinarily meets twice a month. Some of the programs that USY has run in the past include sports night, a lock-in sleepover, laser tag, a Chanukah party, apple picking, and an auction for tzedaka . 

Additionally, our chapter actively participates in programs offered by the Hagalil region and International USY.  Each year the region holds three major conventions (Fall Kinus, Midwinter Kinus and Spring Kinus), a Leadership Training day, dances, Great Adventure Day and a week of camp at the end of August (Encampment).  
International USY sponsors a convention held at the end of December attended by more than 1000 teenagers from all over the United States and Canada. It also sponsors a variety of summer programs including USY on Wheels which is a cross-country bus trip, and USY Israel Pilgrimage. International USY also runs USY High, a high school program in Israel, and NATIV, a yearlong study program in Israel. 
All regional activities subject to change due to COVID.

Chaverim-Gesher (formerly Kadima/Hanoar)

Chaverim-Gesher is a synagogue based, international youth program for Jewish youth in grades 3-5 (Chaverim) & 6-8 (Gesher) sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Hagalil Region offering a variety of programs for children in throughout New Jersey. Our local Metuchen chapter has activities for those in grades 3-7. 

The Neve Shalom chapter meets monthly. Some of the programs that we have run in the past include scavenger hunts, game nights, arts and crafts activities, chocolate seders, Jewish Jeopardy, and Make Israel in Ice Cream. 

Additionally, our chapter actively participates in programs offered by the Hagalil region. Each year the region holds Shabbat overnights (Shabbatons), dances, social programs such as fun day, game night, and rollerskating, Great Adventure Day, an 8th grade Shabbaton, a Spring Convention and a week of camp at the end of August (Encampment). All regional activities subject to change due to COVID.

Please click here to register for Chaverim-Gesher.

Please click here to register for USY.

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782