Today is May 20, 2013 - 11 Sivan 5773
What is Kadima
Kadima is an activities program designed to meet the needs and interests of pre-USYers. Kadima is social and recreational activities as well as religious and cultural programs. Kadima enhances Religious Education and the Jewish way of life. It serves as both a Zionist organization attempting to create a bond between American youth and Israel, and as a means of involving Jewish youth in the synagogue to help build the Jewish community of tomorrow. It begins the process of helping the youth to develop an individual identity and bond with their Jewish culture.
The Kadima program is initiated out of the International USY office in New York. However, many Regions have Regional Kadima fieldworkers to coordinate programming amongst the many Kadima chapters and promote Kadima in areas where is has not yet developed. The fieldworker helps to coordinate Regional Kadima Shabbatonim, 8th Grade Leadership, and the 8th Grade Experience. Along with a Regional fieldworker, each Division of METNY (Chazak, Kiryah, Koach and Rakevet) have their own Kadima coordinator who helps to coordinate Kadima programs within the division. Kadima is an integral part of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s youth program as it serves to prepare the youth for the USY experience.
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