David Agam

CBS youth and teen groups offer young community members a great way to explore Judaism and Jewish identity in a fun, social environment with their peers.


Kadima (Grades 5 – 8): The international youth organization for Jewish pre-teens, sponsored by United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Activities include games, sports, social action, and learning about Jewish culture.

  • Kadima Klub takes place on the first Thursdays of each month following Hevruta Hebrew and the B’nai Mitzvah class. Stay for pizza and schmoozing starting at 6 p.m.
  • Events take place throughout the year. Check with David Agam about the schedule of events.
  • Kadima Konvention is run by New Frontier USY and takes place in February. This is a great opportunity to meet other tweens from around the greater Bay Area!
  • Kadima in the Kongregation Join Congregation Beth Sholom for special Sukkot, Hanukkah, and Purim celebrations!

Kadima membership for 2017-18 / 5778 is $54. If your family is not yet a member of CBS, you are still welcome to join our Kadima chapter; the non-member price is $90.

SFUSY (Grades 9 – 12): Part of the New Frontier Region of United Synagogue Youth (USY), SFUSY is affiliated with USCJ, and inspires Jewish teens across North America to explore, celebrate, and practice Jewish ethics and values while instilling in them a deep bond to the State of Israel and a sense of community responsibility. In the process, the teens also learn more about life, friendship, religion, and leadership.

SFUSY membership for 2017-18 / 5778 is $72 and includes regional/national dues. If your family is not yet a member of CBS, you are still welcome to join SFUSY for $108.

For more information about USY and Kadima, please contact David Agam.



Madrichim (Grades 9 – 12): Our very successful Madrichim program gives teens the opportunity to continue their own learning as they assist with the instruction of younger students. Teens are eligible for compensation for their work. To learn more about becoming a madrich/a, please read this detailed overview and FAQ. When you are ready to apply, please download and complete our application form and return it to the Director of Youth Education, Rebecca Goodman, either in person or via email.

On Shabbat mornings, Rabbi Amanda Russell (our Rabbinic intern) guides the students (Grades 8 – 12) in leadership development and ways to be active in the Jewish community. She will meet with the students from 9:30–10:30 a.m. on the following days in 2017-18: October 14, November 4, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, and May 12. Please visit the Shabbat School page for registration information.

On Thursday evenings, Noa Bar will meet with students (Grades 8 – 12) from 6–8 p.m. Students are all invited to join the congregation’s minyan service at 6, which is followed by a light dinner and learning with Noa. The students will help provide input to guide the topics that they discuss in class each month, including current events and politics. 2017-18 sessions will take place on: September 14, October 26, November 16, December 14 (CBS Hanukkah Party), January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 17. Please visit the Shabbat School page for registration information.

To register for classes, please complete the “Registration Form” and “Tuition Form,” both of which can be found on the Shabbat School page. Please contact the Director of Youth Education, Rebecca Goodman, with any questions.