The general aim of the Temple’s Youth program is to bring about a meaningful and fully reciprocal encounter of Judaism, the Jewish people, and the Synagogue on one side, and the Jewish teenager on the other. Through the Youth Group the Jewish teenager experiences how the Jewish way of living leads to personal fulfillment and growth while meeting his spiritual and social needs.
The Temple Hillel USY is specially tailored for boys and girls in grades 8–12. Our group has close to 100 members and is one of the largest on Long Island. The Temple Hillel USY Group was recently awarded a First Prize at a recent USCJ METNY Convention. We were privileged to receive this award for both our outstanding programs and because our members are active participants in and supporters of all METNY activities.
Regular meetings are held at Temple Hillel. A special activity is planned for each of these meetings, sometimes among ourselves and other times in conjunction with a USY group from another Long Island synagogue (we might travel to them, or they might come to us).
To facilitate the evening activities, we have a youth lounge equipped with television, a stereo system, video games, pool table, “foosball” and air hockey.
And, in addition to our regular weekly activities, we have Saturday night dances---plus we take trips to locations of interest, excitement and that have educational value.
We also have a basketball team that competes in league competition!!!
Grades 3-5 Pre-Kadema Meets Thursday 6:15p.m.-7:30p.m.
Grades 5-8 Kadima Meets Tuesday 6:15p.m.-7:30p.m.
Grades 8-12 USY Meets Monday 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
Please visit the Youth group website http://www.host-nation.net for more information or contact youth group director.
Youth Group Registration (doc)