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 Building Tomorrow's   

Jewish Leadership






Kadima (Grades 6-8)
Kadima is a national youth group associated with the USCJ for pre-teens in grades 5-8. Throughout the year there are opportunities for Kadimaniks to participate in chapter and regional events. Regional events include Kadima Saturday Night Live and Kallah Shabbatonim.

Ohr Kodesh is a member of the Seaboard Region which includes synagogue chapters across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. Kadima members may also attend inter-chapter events with Jewish youth throughout the community. Seaboard Kadima

USY (Grades 8-12)
United Synagogue Youth (USY) is for teens in grades 9-12. Ohr Kodesh USY recently won Seaboard Region’s Chapter of the Year and is in the running for International Chapter of the Year!

USY focuses on developing youth leadership and community building skills. With the support of an adult advisor, USY teens plan and implement monthly programs for their peers. Regional events include fall and spring conventions, winter kinnus, Leadership Training Institute (LTI), a trip to Kings Dominion Amusement Park with Kadima, and many Social Action/Tikkun Olam opportunities throughout the year.

USYers build lasting friendships and gain skills that help them become the Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Seaboard USY

Teen Crew (Grades 8-12)
A special OKC teen program for 8th -12th Grade, Teen Crew, provides opportunities for teens to build leadership skills, learn how to plan activities, and create connections within the community.

To learn more about Ohr Kodesh chapters of USY and Kadima, and Teen Crew contact Rabbi Batya Glazer.

Sun, September 24 2023 9 Tishrei 5784