Kadima is a stepping stone from Machar to USY, and allows preteens to take an active role in our community and begin their social journey.
Our Kadima group is for children in grades 4-6. We meet once a month for events which incorporate Jewish values and holidays, entertainment, social action projects, and leadership building skills. These programs introduce and prepare young people to socialize with other Jewish pre-teens, do Mitzvot, and support Israel. Friendships are built that will continue through USY and beyond.
The Kadima group allows our children to have fun in a safe and supervised environment, and they get to enjoy their CBI friends from preschool, Camp B’nai Ruach and Religious School even if they attend other elementary or middle schools. As part of the national and international United Synagogue Youth organization, special regional events, including a Kinnus (weekend retreat) at Camp Ramah in Ojai, are held just for “Kadimanicks.”
“In Kadima friendships grow stronger because it gives friends a chance to be together.” ~ Lila Ginsburg, former Kadima Representative
Download the Membership Forms which are required for Kadima members to participate in all chapter and regional events.