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Youth Group

Matchilim: 1st & 2nd grade

Matchilim meets once a month, on a Thursday between 6-7pm. All programs are social with a twist of Jewish culture thrown in. Matchilim is an introduction to what the next few years of Youth Group will be for your child.




Pre Kadima: 3rd – 5th grade

Pre Kadima meets twice a month, on a Tuesday and/or a Sunday. Tuesday meetings will be between
7-8:15pm and Sunday meeting times vary.



Kadima: 6th – 8th grade

Kadima will meet two-three times a month, generally on Tuesdays between 7-8:30pm. Please look for information for schedule changes, as Kadima sometimes has joint programs with our USY group which will fall on a Wednesday.

USY: 9th – 12th grade

USY meets three-four times a month, generally on Wednesdays between 7-8:30pm.

Our programming includes social, informal Jewish education, social action, Tikun Olam, leadership training, Israel awareness, and the opportunity to make lifelong friendships.



Chapter Events

Each chapter event is designed for fun! Weekday events include games, mixers, competitions, getting messy, Israeli cultural activities or social action projects. We also have lots of holiday celebrations, youth shabbats, and our favorite, chapter weekend! Chapter weekend is a fun and exciting bonding experience for everyone in 3rd -12th grade. At the end of the year, we celebrate together with an end of year banquet!

Sub Regional, Regional and International Events

We are part of something big! There are many sub regional and regional events held throughout the year that let you make friends with other chapters! Every year we have Arvot Kickoff, Arvot USY and Kadima Conventions, Arvot Turkey Trot, International Convention and the Arvot Basketball or Kickball Tournament. These are just some of the amazing things you’re invited to do with us as part of the Sharks!

USY Summer Programs: Wheels, Israel & Europe, and Dream Programs

There are several travel opportunities through USY for you to be a part of during the summer. Many are for a few weeks over summer and are a great way to make friends and travel the world. There are also opportunities for first year college students to spend time living on a kibbutz in Israel.

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