Congregation Beth Shalom recognizes the importance of a strong youth program. Its commitment to its youth is evidenced by the continued support of youth activities supervised by a professional staff headed by Director of Youth Activities Eric Golberg.
CBS USY is excited to announce that we will be taking The Gloss Youth Lounge ONLINE!!!
Monday-Thursday CBS USY will be providing engaging programs, challenges, and learning sessions during this time of social distancing. Below is the schedule of our programs. All video sessions will be on zoom with the link provided next to the program and on Instagram @cbs.usy.
Calling all Freshman and 8th Graders! Welcome to the Freshman Facetime where you get to hang out with your friends catch up on how your social distancing is going!
Parsha Talk with Rabbi Warner
Join us to talk about each weeks parsha and how it relates to teens today. Lead by Rabbi Warner and USY.
Tik Tok Tuesday:
Check out challenges each week. Make your own version of the video and you could win an awesome prize. (Follow @cbsusy tik tok for updates)
Tell a Tune Tuesday:
Our USYers all come from different backgrounds. Whether that be camp, living in a different place, or attending seminars, they all know different versions of some of our favorite prayers and Jewish songs. Look out for videos of some of our favorite versions of prayers and songs we sing every day on our Facebook!
L.T.I. (Let’s Talk Israel) With Adam Blue:
Join our in-house Israel Expert and Youth Advisor, Adam Blue and our USYers as we explore Israel’s history, current events, culture, and so much more!
Weekly Lounge Nights:
Our lounge nights will continue weekly via zoom. Join us for engaging programming and we take The Gloss Youth Lounge online!
Our award-winning youth program has groups for children of all ages:
Participating in a youth group is one of the key factors in developing a strong adult Jewish identity. CBS strives to educate children and teens about Judaism, as well as themselves, in an informal environment while they grow as Jewish individuals and create lasting Jewish friendships. Membership in our Youth Department is separate from membership of Congregation Beth Shalom.
While Chaverim is unique to CBS, Kadima and USY are part of the International Jewish Youth organization sponsored by the Department of Youth Activities of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. In addition to chapter programming, Kadimaniks and USYers have the opportunity to participate in regional and international programs. CBS USY is part of the CHUSY (Chicago-area USY) region, and we partner with other CHUSY chapters for various programs throughout the year, as well as participate in other regional events.
All of our programs offer a range of cultural, social, educational, religious, and recreational activities geared to the needs and interests of Jewish youth of each age group at the chapter, regional, and international levels. Some programs that have been very popular and successful in the past include our dances, bowling, mystery bus/limo rides, social action projects, teen discussions, and more. In addition, the CBS Youth Department has a Teen Shabbat Service as part of the CBS Connect 4 Shabbat Services, where teens are invited and encouraged to participate in a teen-led Shabbat service once-a-month.
The CBS Youth Department is waiting for you!
Members: Register online by clicking MYCBS.
Non-Members: Click here for online form.
Looking for programs for families with children 5 and under. Check out CBS Young Family Programming (YFP).