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united synagogue youth

United Synagogue Youth, or USY, is a national organization for Jewish high schoolers across the country. USY is divided into regions. Our region is METNY, or Metropolitan New York. It includes all of Long Island, the five boroughs, and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties. Because we live in such a heavily populated Jewish area, our region is further divided into Divisions: Koach (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties), Kiryah (The Five Boroughs), Rakevet (Suffolk County), and Chazak (Nassau County).

USYOur division is Koach and it includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, and Riverdale. There are events on the chapter level, divisional level, regional level, and even the International level (part of Canada is included is USY). A chapter is a synagogue affiliated with USY. Our chapter is Greenburgh Hebrew Center (GHC).

Kadima / Junior Kadima

Junior Kadima is a social program for current 4th and 5th graders that offers movie nights, fun and game nights, make your own ice-cream sundae's, and general fun get-togethers at GHC. Several social gatherings occur throughout the year, that offer exciting and fun ways to interact with your peers. Events are usually held on Sundays, early evening.

Kadima offers social gatherings for 6th, 7th and 8th graders; events include game nights, movie nights with ice-cream sundaes and popcorn, pizza nights and a variety of activities where our middle school youngsters enjoy each others' company in a relaxed and fun environment. Kadima events are usually held on Sunday evenings. Involvement in Kadima is also available on a Regional and International level through the many programs offered by United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. These include Shabbatonim, dances, summer encampment and a variety of programs with other Kadima Chapters in the New York Metropolitan area. Kadima is a great way to prepare for USY, the international youth organization for Jewish teenagers, grades 9 - 12.

Jewish Education Fund

Did you know that GHC has a fund set up to provide stipends to parents whose children attend the following summer programs?
Ramah Day Camp (Nyack);   USY Pilgrimage (Israel, Eastern Europe) and Summer Abroad Programs
Ramah Sleep-Away Camps;   USY Encampment
USY on Wheels 
Ramah Sports Camp , Ramah in the Rockies

These are fabulous and well-run programs; ask any child who has attended these! The Ramah Camps and USY summer programs are a valuable, enriching experience for our youth.

The Jewish Education Fund (JEF), through the generous contributions of the members of GHC, strives to help children of our community to enrich their lives, continue to learn and prepare themselves for a future full Jewish life. The JEF supports and encourages the education of our young people beyond the scope of our religious school programs. Based on appropriate recommendations and criteria, JEF provides stipends to defray parent costs of the
activities listed above. If your child attended any of these programs this summer, please contact the JEF Committee Chair, Robin Rosenberg, at

These are fabulous and well-run programs; ask any child who has attended these! The Ramah Camps and USY summer programs are a valuable, enriching experience for our youth.

The JEF also administers the Harry and Anna Singer Scholarship Fund for study in Israel. Funds from this fund may be  available to students (high school or college) who spend a semester or a summer in Israel.  Please contact for more information.  

ghc campus connection

Is your child or grandchild heading off to college or graduate school in the fall?  Why not send a box of treats to your student at his/her college or graduate school?  The purpose of GHC's Campus Connection is to keep our students in touch with their fun and tasty Jewish traditions while they are away at school.  Gift boxes are sent for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover.  All foods are strictly OU kosher.  A nut-free option is available on request.  For a more detailed description of this program or obtain an order form, please email . You can sign up your student at any point during the year to receive a holiday package!

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