Youth Groups

Youth groups are the connection that many children need to stay close to their Jewish heritage.  Our programs — KAUSY (Grades 9-12), Kadima (Grades 6-8), and Boneem (Grades 3-5) — are dedicated to offering quality programs that are social, cultural, and educational in nature.  We are pleased to have excellent advisors supervising the programs.

KAUSY: Kol Ami United Synagogue Youth (USY), our senior youth organization, is dedicated to inspiring Jewish teens to explore, celebrate, and practice ethical values, Jewish living, Zionism, and community responsibility.  USY’s programming is based on the goals of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ).

USY SchmoozelipsCongratulations to Ezra Bobo on becoming the Mercaz USY Sub-Regional President! Also, congratulations to KAUSY for winning the Mercaz Schmooze-Lips 2015.

KADIMA:  Kadima is our junior youth organization for Jewish pre-teens.  Also associated with USCJ, Kadima activities include games, sports, arts & crafts, conventions, holiday celebrations, cultural activities, social action projects, and tzedakah programs.

BONEEM:  We also have a primary-age youth group for children in grades 3-5.  This is an opportunity for Kol Ami members who are part of our religious school or who are attending Hillel School of Tampa to socialize together.