Temple Etz Chaim's Youth Department offers programs available to youth and teens in grades K-12.
Machar is K-2; Kadima includes grades 3-6; Jr. USY serves grades 7 and 8; and, Sr. USY is our 9th-12th grade program.
All ages can participate in Lounges and events as part of Temple Etz Chaim Youth.
Our Temple Etz Chaim chapter is part of the Far West Region of United Synagogue Youth. This region includes other chapters from Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Youth and teens can get involved at the regional level by attending assorted weekends (Kinnusim) throughout the year as well as summer travel programs, which includes trips across the country and throughout Israel.
Please clcik on the following links to download the schedule of events and navigate the Youth Department's section on the website:
Select the following link to access our Online Membership Application form.
We have an online TEC USY Photo Album, and we'd love to share our pictures. The guest password is: "tecyouth"
We are an active participant of Mitzvah Day. Click here for a full flyer of Youth Department MItzvah Day activies.
To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email [email protected]
Contact Shannon Tepfer, Youth Director, at [email protected] or (805) 494-3648 for more information about our Youth Programs.