Youth Groups

Youth Groups

Message from our Immediate Past President of AMUSY

Am Yisrael Youth Groups are open to all youths in the congregation, whether they attend our School of Jewish Studies (SJS) or a Jewish Day School. We hope to provide our children and teens with many fun opportunities to spend time with Am Yisrael peers outside the classroom and Sanctuary settings. Programming is available to all ages, in Kindergarten through senior year of High School. Our 3rd-12th Graders have Chaveirm, Gesher and USY Groups that are affiliated with our national movement, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). We hope you will take advantage of these excellent opportunities for informal youth group programming. We typically hold a lounge night the third Wednesday of every month, immediately following SJS on those evenings for our Gesher and AMUSY groups.  To learn more, please contact our Youth Director Sandra Mieli Kamm.

Am Yisrael Youth Groups

  • Ruach – Kindergarten through 2nd Grades
  • Chaverim – 3rd-5th Grades
  • ​Gesher – 6th-8th Grades
  • AMUSY – 9th-12th Grades

Am Yisrael Youth Board:

  • President: Mackenzie Ball
  • Executive VP: Jayden Fogel
  • Israel Affairs VP: Zoe Jagher
  • Membership/Gesher VP: Landon Drapatsky
  • Social Action/Tikun Olam VP: Gillian Tam
  • Communications VP: Kira Friedel
  • Religious Education VP: Sarah Mae Levy
  • Gesher Chug VP: Ben Goldfeder
  • 9th Grade Representative: Josh Maer

For more information about AMUSY (High School), Gesher (6th, 7th & 8th), Chaverim (3rd, 4th & 5th) & Ruach (K-2nd), please contact:

Sandra Mieli Kamm, Youth Director

Mobile: 847-721-2137


Charlie Sherman, MAEd, CJE, Head of School

Mobile: 847-708-1805

Family & Youth Calendar

  • Please click here to access the SJS & Youth Programming Calendar 2021-2022 (5782)

Updated 11-18-2021, 15 Kislev 5782