Kadima (6th-8th Grade)

About Kadima


Kadima (forward in Hebrew) is USY’s, USCJ’s youth movement, program for pre-teens. To many Jewish middle school aged kids, however, it means so much more. Kids in Kadima gain a foundation in the basics of Jewish life and are given the chance to make lots of Jewish friends

Kadima is a lot like USY, but for middle school students. Most USY Chapters also have Kadima chapters, and these chapters have programs similar to those of USY chapters. Also, each year there is a regional convention just for Kadima.

Kadima is a great chance for young Jewish kids to learn about Judaism, but it is also a great place to have a good time and make new friends.

Email info@chusy.org for more information about becoming a member of Kadima TODAY!

Between Hebrew school and bar/bat mitzvah lessons, it’s easy to stay connected to Jewish life. But what happens next?


Kadima, USY’s program for pre-teens. Kadima is for middle-schoolers with programming closely tied to USY, including recreational activities, holiday celebrations, leadership development, weekend retreats, community service projects and more.

Kadima (forward in Hebrew) offers pre-teens grades 6-8 (varies by region) the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people and have fun

  • Stay engaged in Jewish life and learning once Hebrew school is over

  • Experience the joy of Judaism

  • Develop leadership and social skills

Activities include:

  • Events such as bowling or craft nights

  • Jewish holiday celebrations

  • Community service projects

  • Weekend conventions

Contact Us

550 W Frontage Road, Suite 3500

Northfield, IL 60093


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Send an email to info@chusy.org with your name and the ages of your USYers or Kadimaniks, and we'll add you right away! 

Contact the CHUSY Office : 847-714-9130

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