Youth Groups

Youth Groups

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 their Am Yisrael peers beyond the classroom and Sanctuary settings. Youth Programming is available to all ages from 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), as a part of CHUSY Region.  We hope you will take advantage of these excellent opportunities for informal youth group programming. We typically hold an AMUSY/Gesher (6th-12th Grades) lounge night approximately once a month on Wednesday evenings, immediately following SJS.  Lounge nights include a delicious kosher dinner, usually ordered from The Sandwich Club in Skokie.

Please save the following AMUSY/Gesher (6th-12th Grade) Lounge Nights on your calendars:

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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: Zoe Jagher
  • Executive VP: Sarah Mae Levy
  • Membership/Gesher VP: Ben Goldfeder
  • Social Action/Tikun Olam VP: Josh Maer
  • Communications VP: Kira Friedel
  • Religious Education VP: Ilana Friedel
  • 8th Grade Representative: Shayna Kamm

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 2022-2023

Updated 6-15–2022, 16 Sivan 5782

Message from one of our recent excellent Past Presidents of AMUSY