Welcome to the Youth Department
Chizuk Amuno's Youth Department offer exciting Jewish experiences in a social setting for kids from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Youth programs are a way for kids to build lasting friendships through engaging programs and activities from laser tag to sleepovers. Our youth participate in social action projects, raise money for Tikkun Olam, celebrate holidays, spend Shabbat together, and have fun experiencing Judaism. By celebrating these important moments together we hope to further their connections to Judaism. All programs are led by caring, energetic staff.
Bonim (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
Bonim Youth Group is for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Programs are offered approximately every six weeks on Sunday afternoons and are open to members and nonmembers alike. Synagogue members receive a discount at events.
Haverim (Grades 3-5)
Programs for Haverim students are offered approximately every six weeks on Sunday afternoons. In addition to Sunday programs we also host a Shabbaton where students experience Shabbat in a fun and exciting experience, while getting to sleep over in the Synagogue building. Synagogue members receive a discount at events.
Kadima is part of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Youth Movement. Chizuk Amuno Congregation Kadima programs are offered once a month both in and out of the building. Kadima youth also attend one chapter Shabbaton each year. Membership in Kadima entitles students to attend activities in the Seaboard Region (North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland). There is a membership fee for this youth group. Synagogue members receive a discount on Kadima membership.
USY (United Synagogue Youth) is for students in grades 9–12. USY is part of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Youth Movement. Chizuk Amuno USY (CAUSY) programs are held at least once a month both at Chizuk Amuno Congregation and in the Jewish Community. In addition to monthly programs we also have a monthly service for Jewish teenagers in the community and have at least two chapter Shabbatons each year. Membership in CAUSY enables students to attend Regional Weekends and dances in the Seaboard Region (North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland). There is a membership fee for this youth group. Synagogue members receive a discount on CAUSY membership.
The Teen Team project, created by Rick Recht, a nationally known Jewish musician, is a project where teens work with Rick and his staff to learn how to become Jewish songleaders. The teens, who work with Rick throughout the entire year, take these invaluable skills and go into the classrooms, services and other experiences here at Chizuk Amuno and the greater Baltimore community, and elevate the ruah—spirit and connection to our tradition.
The LEV Project is a Youth Group for students in grades 3-5 and is celebrating it's inaugural year. This new project is a fusion between a Youth Group and a choir. Be sure to be on the lookout for LEV singing in the community starting this winter.