Congregation Agudat Achim

Kadima and USY

Youth Groups

Youth Groups provide a wide variety of programs and activities. Lifelong friendships and memories are created through participation in these terrific programs. At Congregation Agudat Achim, we have two groups for our youth: Kadima and USY.


Kadima is our youth group for middle school students in Grades 3-8. More information about Kadima is available through the synagogue office or Youth Vice President Jeffrey Shapiro at


USY is our youth group for high school students in Grades 9-12. United Synagogue Youth, or USY, is the youth group associated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. USY is divided into three levels: the chapter, the region, and International USY.  Our region, the Tzafon Region of USY, is composed of Vermont, Western MA, and Upstate NY. There are 17 regions in the International USY,composed of regions throughout the US and Western Canada.

For more information, Contact Susan Sharfstein, Youth Commissioner at, or contact Susan at (518) 810-2249.