KC United Synagogue Youth Are Active & Engaged

Our Youth and Informal Education department offers a variety of activities, programs and initiatives to ensure all of Beth Shalom's youth and teens remain connected to the synagogue. Our goal is to provide fun, innovative and educational experiences to enrich their Jewish identity. Opportunities abound for both informal Jewish educational and social activities. More important, our youth programs provide a place where lifelong friendships begin, everyone has a place leadership opportunities abound.

Our four youth groups offer age-appropriate events and activities, overseen by Stefanie Williams. Each program offered through the youth department is appropriately staffed based on the age group and nature of the activity, and strictly adheres to the guidelines set by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.


Our award winning chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) brings Jewish high school students from public and private high schools together for activities that promote learning, socialization, leadership and responsibility. Programs include social, cultural, religious, community service and fundraising activities. Additionally, members have the opportunity to attend several regional and international programs each year.


Middle schoolers can get a taste of the fun that awaits in USY through participation in monthly Kadima chapter activities. Kadima members organize and run the raffle at the annual Purim Carnival. Each year, members also have the opportunity to participate in several overnight programs and one regional convention.


The perfect social opportunity for fifth and sixth graders, Gesher serves as the bridge to Kadima. Students meet once a quarter.


Offered quarterly, Atid programs offer third and fourth graders the opportunity to make Jewish friends.

For more information on any of our youth department programs, please contact Stefanie Williams, Director of Informal Education and Youth Activities, at 913-647-7292.

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