Our Youth Department is affiliated with the Department of Youth Activities of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and is part of the Hagesher Region serving central the Greater Philadelphia area and Central New Jersey. We have sister chapters all across the United States and Canada. The youth group presents numerous opportunities for informal Jewish education. Through discussions, movies, guest speakers, drama, cooking, arts and crafts, community service, and more, our young people stay connected with the Jewish community and aspire to positions of leadership and to engage in ongoing Jewish learning.
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County has a terrific youth program in combination with Congregation Brothers of Israel, Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County and Congregation Beth El. Together we are known as Bucks County Youth, and our 3 youth groups provide fabulous opportunities for our children and teens to socialize and experience Jewish life together.
Chaverim – 3rd and 4th grade
Our Chaverim group holds one event each month. Activities focus on social and Jewish holiday events. This program provides a wonderful atmosphere where friendships develop.
Kadima – 5th, 6th & 7th graders
Our Kadima group participates in one or two events a month. Kadimaniks also enjoy a variety of activities that promote socialization, Jewish culture and pre-teen interests.
BUSY Chapter of HaGesher USY – 8th through 12th graders
Our BUSY Chapter (Bucks County United Synagogue Youth) offers participants a wonderful opportunity to explore their Jewish identity through social, cultural, educational, and social action programming while connecting with Jewish teens across the region.
Debbie Levin is Ohev Shalom’s Youth Chairperson . Please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Lewin is the Youth Director for Bucks County Jewish Youth. Karen oversees the youth group programs and their advisors. Please contact Karen at (215) 493-1707 x3 or Karen@bethelyardley.org with any questions.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit our Bucks County Youth Website at http://bucksyouth.weebly.com/