Welcome To Temple Beth El!

Youth Groups

Beth El has four youth groups to meet the needs of our preteens and teens. Our groups are the largest chapters in the entire region, and are consistently winning regional and national awards for the quality of their programming. Each group is led by an adult advisor.

We do not want finances to ever keep someone from participating in one of our youth groups. For Kadima and USY assistance please fill out the form here.

For more information or to join any of the groups described below, please contact the education office.

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Halutzim (Grades 3-4)

Temple Beth El is pleased to offer Halutzim, a youth group for 3rd through 5th graders.

Kadima (Grades 5-8)

Temple Beth El is pleased to sponsor the local chapter of Kadima, the Conservative movement’s youth program for 6th-8th graders.

United Synagogue Youth (USY) (Grades 9-12)

Temple Beth El is the proud sponsor of Sababa USY (United Synagogue Youth), our chapter of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s high school youth group. We are part of Tzafon Region, which spans from Buffalo across upstate New York. A program calendar is published several times each year. Programs vary, with some past events including a Sukkah hop, chocolate Seder, bowling, movies, and shul-ins. Sababa USYers also participate in Tzafon regional conventions, and a variety of USY summer programs. All high school students are encouraged to join. Annual membership fee is $36.

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Need Financial Aid?

Click here to fill out the General Application (Anyone applying for aid must fill this form out once a year)

Click here to fill out the Specific Application (This is where you apply for aid for specific events)

Boy Scouts Of America (Lincoln Troop 3) (Ages 11-17)

Temple Beth El is home to the 5th oldest Jewish-sponsored group in the entire nation, which was founded here at Beth El in 1917. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. It is based on a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.  They also participate in special regional and national activities and events. As a troop, both Shabbat and Kashrut are observed during their campouts and other activities.  Please email the local Jewish Boy Scouts troop for more information.