Kadima & USY

United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima inspire Jewish youth to explore, celebrate and practice ethical values, Jewish Living, Zionism and community responsibility based on the ideology of the Conservative Movement.  For more than 60 years, USY and Kadima have been involving and educating Jewish youth across North America, teaching them about life, friendship, religion and leadership while changing their lives forever.

Kadima is a youth group for kids in grades 6-8. Congregation Beth Am’s chapter of Kadima is a member of the Mercaz Sub-Region of Kadima, which is part of the Hanegev Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. BAM-Kadima (which stands for Beth Am Kadima) has diverse programming which includes social, social action/community service, religious education, and other programs with youth from the Southeast Region and local community. The goal of this group is to bring Jewish youth closer to Judaism and Israel through learning and social interaction.

BAMUSY is short for Beth Am United Synagogue Youth. Congregation Beth Am’s chapter of United Synagogue Youth is a member of the Mercaz Sub-Region of USY, which is part of the Hanegev Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  BAMUSY provides wonderful opportunities for Orlando Jewish teens to connect with each other, as well as with other teens in the region’s many participating states.  BAM-USY has varied programming for 9th thru 12th graders which includes a balance of Jewish events/activities as well as more secular activities for Jewish teens. We offer a comfortable and enjoyable environment for teens to discover and/or strengthen their Jewish Identity.