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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 will be meeting in person between 1-2 times a month and will 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

2022-2023 Religious School & Youth Group Calendar

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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 twice a month on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm and on occasional weekend days.

Registration Fee- $180

Gesher - 6th-8th Grade

Gesher is United Synagogue’s youth group for 6th - 8th graders. 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 twice a month on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm and on occasional weekend days.

Registration Fee- $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.

Registration Fee- $136  




Meet Our Youth Advisor

Amanda Marks grew up in Naples and was very involved in NFTY and attended Camp Coleman. She attended the University of Central Florida and majored in Hospitality & Event Management. After college, Amanda made her way to South Florida. She enjoys hanging out with her dog, outdoor activities and traveling. Amanda always enjoyed being involved with Youth Group and sleepaway Camp and is very excited about the activities planned for the upcoming year! Amanda is also our full-time Executive Office Administrator.


If you would like to be in touch with Amanda, email




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

Sat, June 3 2023 14 Sivan 5783