Youth Groups (AMUSY, Gesher, Chaverim & Ruach)

Youth Groups (AMUSY, Gesher, Chaverim & Ruach)

AMUSY Gesher Lounge Night, March 15:

Our Youth Director, Youth Advisor and AMUSY Board will be hosting a 6th-12th Grade social get together on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the synagogue.  A free Kosher dinner will be made possible thanks to a grant from USY. Please take a moment to fill out and submit this form ASAP:  Thank you in advance!

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 & Sivan Belkind
  • Religious Education VP: Ilana Friedel
  • Co-8th Grade Representative: Logan Ball, Shayna Kamm & Nathan Levy

Youth Programming Calendar (includes School of Jewish Studies information)

Please click here to access the SJS & Youth Programming Calendar 2022-2023 (5782-5783).  Please note that this calendar includes programming for the youth of the congregation, including our School of Jewish Studies (SJS).

About our Am Yisrael Youth Chapter

Am Yisrael Youth Groups are open to all members of our youth community 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.

  • Ruach – Kindergarten through 1st Grade
  • Chaverim – 2nd-5th Grades
  • ​Gesher – 6th-8th Grades
  • AMUSY – 9th-12th Grades

Monthly 6th-12th Grade AMUSY Gesher Lounge Nights

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 Mizrahi Grill, The Sandwich Club or EJ’s Pizzeria.

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 15, 2023: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

About our CHUSY Region

USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 70 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. USY empowers youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to the Jewish People, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences rooted in Conservative Judaism’s approach to learning, spiritual expression, and social responsibility. Through year-round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY inspires in teens a deep sense of pride and love for their Jewish identity. To learn more, visit

CHUSY is the Chicago region of USY. CHUSY covers the Chicago area as well as Madison, Milwaukee, and Northwest Indiana. CHUSY programs give Jewish teens a chance to learn and grow as a Jew and most of all to have fun with other Jews. Teens learn about Judaism and Israel, do social action projects, give tzedakah, and enjoy other social programming like bowling or just hanging out.


For more information about our AMUSY Chapter, please contact:

Mr. Charlie Sherman and/or Morah Sandra Mieli Kamm


For more information about our CHUSY Region, please contact:


Updated 2-21-2023, 1 Adar 5783