High School Youth Group (Grades 8-12)

Attention, all Marin Jewish high schoolers and middle schoolers: Check out Congregation Kol Shofar’s award-winning USY and Kadima Chapters! Find out about regional retreats, local chapter events, community service opportunities, and more by emailing Sara Glass at sglass at kol shofar dot org


8th-12th grade

Jewish teens benefit from connectedness.  Certainly, connectedness to family is important, but also connectedness to peers and community. Such connectedness helps to develop emotional and social competence, as well as meaning and purpose in life.  Kol Shofar’s Youth Group programs are intended foster this exact kind of connectedness in informal settings.

Our teen Youth Group is part of the national USCJ youth movement called USY (United Synagogue Youth).  Our local chapter is Marin USY or MUSY (guess what the mascot must be!)

MUSY is comprised of its own chapter board, including a President and several Vice Presidents overseeing various portfolios, such as: Social Action/Tikkun Olam, Israel Affairs, Communications, Religion/Education, and Membership.

In USY, our chapter board plans and leads monthly events, while regional events are scheduled throughout the year and are listed on the Kol Shofar Beit Binah-Tichon calendar

Why USY?

94% of teens say USY made them more confident and proud to be Jewish

94% of teens say USY taught them leadership skills

94% of teens say USY makes Judaism relevant and meaningful

93% of teens say USY is a place where they can be themselves

*Nationwide statistics; source usy.org

Click here to download the enrollment form to fill out and return to Kol Shofar

For questions, please contact sglass at kol shofar dot org