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Temple Etz Chaim (TEC) is proud to offer our Youth Department which is dedicated to offering innovative and experiential programming for kids ranging from Kindergarten to seniors in high school. TEC is a proud member of the United Synagogue Youth movement affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)

Temple Etz Chaim's Youth Department offers a range of innovative and experiential programming for kids from Kindergarten to seniors in high school.

Our youth group divisions are:

  • Senior USY (9th-12th grade)
  • Junior USY (7th-8th grade)
  • Kadima (3rd-6th grade)
  • Machar  (K-2nd grade)

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:

Machar membership application

Kadima Program

Jr. and Sr. USY Program

            TEC USY 2018-2019 Event Calendar

TEC Youth Commission

Our youth commission is a volunteer committee is comprised of parents who have currently have children in or are alumni of TEC Youth Program, lead by the Youth Director. We meet approximately once a month and act as a resource to the Youth Director throughout the year

  • Fundraising on behalf of youth activities and scholarships
  • Chaperoning events as needed

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"

To sign up for our weekly newsletter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Shannon Tepfer, Youth Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 494-3648 for more information about our Youth Programs.

Upcoming Events

    November

    22

    Thursday
  • Thu. 22 Nov (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

  • November

    23

    Friday
  • Fri. 23 Nov (9:15 am - 10:30 am) Friday: Shabbat with Bobbie - 9:15 - 10:30. All ages. Challah baking, songs, outside time, art and music. Taught by our Music Teacher Miss Bobbie. Please contact Nikki Lelie, Parent and Me Coordinator

  • November

    23

    Friday
  • Fri. 23 Nov (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

  • November

    24

    Saturday
  • Sat. 24 Nov (10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

  • November

    25

    Sunday
  • Sun. 25 Nov (8:30 am - 9:15 am)

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