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Rabbi Ruven Barkan will join CAI as Education and Youth Director in August 2015 to head up CAI's Religious School and Kadima and United Synagogue Youth program.
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Contact Rabbi Barkan

A member of the Far West Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Congregation Anshei Israel's chapter of USY has received the "Chapter of Excellence Award" seven times!

USY provides religious, spiritual, educational and social activities to Tucson's Jewish youth offering them opportunities to meet others like themselves in a safe, casual setting, while instilling in them the importance of Jewish identity.

Congregation Anshei Israel's USY are divided into three groups:

  • Kadima for grades 4th through 6th – meets twice a month
  • Junior for grades 7th and 8th – meets weeklypreceeded by dinner and informal education component with Religious School students
  • Senior for grades 9th through 12th – meets weekly

All groups participate in mitzvah, tzedakah and social action projects, in addition to fun activities such as holiday-related arts & crafts, social outings and much more. All these activities and projects promote bonding and build group trust. The synagogue has a Youth Center with recreational equipment, as well as an outdoor basketball court and refurbished gaga (Israeli dodgeball) court for their use.

Wheels & Far West on Wheels
Summer bus trips provide USY teenagers with the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and Canada with other Jewish youth from North America. Spirituality and fun are combined to create a memorable experience.

USY Israel Pilgrimage
This program provides USY teenagers with the opportunity to travel to Israel during the summer.

REGISTER!
Kadima Application 2015-16
Junior Application 2015-16
Senior Application 2015-16

Far West Region Medical, Travel and Consent Form
(Completion MANDATORY for all applicants)

2015
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August
11 Junior USY Kick-off!

 

12

Senior USY Kick-off!

  23 Kadima Kick-off!
September 5-7 Junior and Senior USY Disneyland Trip

 

30

Junior and Senior USY Progressive Sukkot Dinner

October 11 Blessing of the Pets

2016
January

17 The Linda Roy Mah Jongg Tournment
May 1 LAST DAY Kadima
  10 LAST DAY Junior USY
  11 LAST DAY Senior USY

No Jewish child will be turned away from USY/Kadima for financial reasons.
For more information about CAI's United Synagogue Youth, please contact Rabbi Ruven Barkan.