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Friday Night
7:45pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Svc
Saturday Morning
9:30am: Shacharit Service
10:00am: Torah Service
11:30am: Musaf Service
Thursday Morning
8:00am: Morning Minyan

USY - United Synagogue Youth

The Chai LIghts
A Jewish Youth Group for your Teenager

What is USY? USY is an international youth organization for Jewish teenagers. Sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, USY membership entitles you to participation in programs on three levels: Chapters, Regional, and International. It also includes a subscription to Aschav!, the USY quarterly magazine.

A new USY youth group has formed at Temple Beth Shalom.  Over 14 youth have participated in the first two meetings. The group has selected the name of their chapter as Chai Lights.  The group has organized an acting board with elections to take place after the group has grown larger.  The current officers and their contacts are:

Zachary Ghodsi,  President               
         (562) 493-5026
Zachary Golden,  Religious Vice-President
         (562) 426-4820
Kayla Kaplan, Communications Vice-President 
         (562) 799-9756
Elle Michaelson,  Treasurer               
         (562) 556-3225
Jared Lipp, Vice-President                   
         (562) 595-5222
Mikhail Golden, Secretary 
         (562) 426-4820
Jacob Ghodsi, Membership Vice-President 
         (562) 493-5026

All Temple Beth Shalom teenagers are welcome.  We also welcome any Jewish teenagers to join our activities and to join the acting board to help us organize events.  We hope to participate in regional USY activities as well.  The group is planning several events in the Fall and a major year-long project.  They are listed on our Calendar.

Jewish New York Adventure:   In the spring Rabbi Gartenberg hopes to take Temple post Bar & Bat Mitzvah teenagers on a 4 day trip to New York City.  The trip, which includes regular study and planning sessions during the year, will take place in the Spring. Please contact Rabbi Gartenberg at if you have not yet received information about this exciting project.  

If you would like to be put on a mailing list for "USY", call the Temple Office at 562-426-6413.


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