Our chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) for 8th to 12th graders, is one of the more active in the Eastern Pennsylvania region. Our Religious School students receive a free year’s membership in USY at the time of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Prior to USY membership, children in grades 5 to 7 belong to our Kadima group. Both these groups provide our children with the opportunity to participate in social, religious, and educational activities with other Jewish youth. Through chapter meetings and outings, Shul-ins, acts of charity, helping to lead services, regional conventions, dances, and other activities, our children expand their Jewish knowledge and identity while extending their network of Jewish friends.