Welcome to the Youth Department

Chizuk Amuno's Youth Department offer exciting Jewish experiences in a social setting for kids from elementary through high school. Youth programs are a way for kids to build lasting friendships through engaging programs and activities from skiing to Shabbat sleepovers to Purim parties. Our youth participate in social action projects, 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.


Nothing compares to the experience of spending an entire Shabbat learning, socializing, and praying with your friends.  Every Chizuk Amuno Shabbaton includes a lively Shabbat experience and the opportunity to meet new friends in the Chizuk Amuno community, but each one is also a little different. You might go on a scavenger hunt, eat homemade brownies at Dr. Schneider’s house, build a hula hoop structure, or even learn how to juggle!

Chizuk Amuno offers two Shabbatonim a year, a 3rd and 4th grade day Shabbaton, and a 5th and 6th grade sleepover Shabbaton

Youth Groups

Kadima (Grades 6-8)

Kadima is part of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Youth Movement. The Chizuk Amuno Kadima chapter offers monthly programs such as laser-tag, Shabbat lunches, and movie nights. Membership in Kadima also entitles students to attend multi-synagogue activities in the Seaboard Region (North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland).

United Synagogue Youth (Grades 9-12)

USY (United Synagogue Youth) is for students in grades 9–12. USY is part of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Youth Movement. Membership in USY enables students to attend Regional Weekends and dances in the Seaboard Region (North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland).