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Youth Groups


Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is part of the Hanegev Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and is a member of the Arvot Sub-Region of USY. We have youth programs for high school students (grades 9-12), middle school students (grades 6-8), as well as elementary school students (grades 3-5).  

Our programs are part of the national youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities.  These programs become a second home - a safe, fun space where children and teens can be themselves and discover their potential.  

Our Youth Groups provide the space for teens and children to find a sense of belonging in a warm, inclusive community, meet new friends and form lasting bonds through shared experiences, and develop confidence and leadership skills.

Encourage your child, along with their other Jewish friends in the community, to join CSK's Youth Groups!  


CSK USY Youth Group ONLY Registration Form

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Youth Group Update This Week


United Synagogue Youth (USY) — 9th-12th Grade

USYers can go to several conventions, regionally, sub-regionally, and internationally. There are also city-wide activities where the USY chapters from around South Florida get together and perform mitzvot, socialize, or just hang out. CSK USY meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm and on occasional weekend days.

USY Dues - $180

Gesher - 6th-8th Grade

Gesher is a great place to meet and make friends with other middle schoolers in the synagogue and around the Sub-region & Region. They can participate in social action programs, religious education, Israel programs, and of course social programs. Gesher meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm and on occasional weekend days.

Gesher Dues - $180

Chaverim - 3th-5th Grade
Chaverim meets one Sunday a month. Students enjoy a variety of fun activities and games. The planned activities provide an opportunity to be part of the dynamic community at Congregation Shaarei Kodesh.

Chaverim Dues - $136  


Youth Director: CARLY DANOWITZ


My name is Carly Danowitz and I am so excited to be your new Youth Director! I moved from Long Island (NY) in June 2021, and work at Donna Klein Jewish Academy as the Middle School Guidance Counselor. I have my Bachelors in Psychology from Binghamton University and my Masters in School Counseling from Long Island University. When I’m not at work, you can find me cooking, hanging out with friends, taking walks outside, trying out new restaurants, or reading. Fun fact: I love going on cruises!

Contact Carly at

United Synagogue Youth | Youth Group and Summer Trips for Jewish Teens

Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyyar 5784