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.

The time has finally come to put your skills to the test! Next week for our final week of CampCBS we will be splitting up into teams to compete in the CampCBS Macabbi Games!

Throughout the past 8 weeks you have tried out tons of new and exciting programs and now it’s time to use your training and compete for the GRAND PRIZE!!! The winning team of Macabbi will each win an AMAZON GIFT CARD!

How do I sign my child up?
Fill out the google form by clicking here. Once you have completed and submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know you have registered. Sign up by Thursday, July 30th at 12pm to be able to compete!

When will I find out what team my child is on?
On Thursday, July 30th you will receive an email letting you know what team your child is on and what the first challenge will be!

Where will I find each day’s challenge?
Every morning a new challenge will be posted at 10 am on our padlet that you can access by clicking here! Challenges scores should be submitted onto the padlet by 8pm that night in order to be scored.

If I have more than one child entering can they be on the same team?
Yes! We will do our best to have all siblings be on the same team! If you would like to request to put siblings on different teams you can reach out to Eric via email at

When will we find out who has won?
We will announce the winner of the Macabbi Games via zoom at 12pm on Friday, August 7th, during our LIVE closing ceremony!

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).