The Youth Group is open to all Jewish high school students in the greater Dutchess County area. We are especially proud of our award-winning Youth Group. In May 2017, they won the United Synagogue Youth Award for Most Unique Program for their work on the Dutchess County Community Holocaust Service.
USY (grades 9 – 12) and Kadima (grades 6 – 8) at Temple Beth-El create a Jewish social, cultural, and educational environment for our teenagers. We have social programs, projects for Tikkun Olam (Socal Action and Tzedakkah), and regional events. USY has one regional convention approximately every six weeks, and Kadima has one per year. In addition to the social action and charitable events, our teens participate in lots of local fun activities including bowling and roller skating. Local activities occur at least once every month. During the summer, many of our teens participate in USY-on-Wheels and Israel Pilgrimage.
Our Youth Group is headed by our Youth Director, Cantor Devorah Gartner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every Wednesday before each Gesher Hebrew High School session.
Examples of prior activities
Fall Food Drive
Houses for Change
Mitzvah Day Car Wash
Memorial Day Grave Flag Markers