Temple Israel

600 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York 12208


Youth Programs


Talya Shulman, Advisor

KADIMA is for students in grades 6-8.

The international youth organization, sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, has thousands of members in the US and abroad. Our chapter will have monthly events that generally alternate between Temple Israel, Ohav Shalom and off-site locations. Our Kadima chapter is a combined chapter from TI and Ohav Shalom and brings together students from our Hebrew School, the Hebrew Academy and all middle schoolers in the Capital District. Membership dues are $25.

Events during this the past year have included hayrides, Games2U, Chocolate Seders, and much more. There are Judaic components weaved throughout the programming. Membership in KADIMA entitles the student to participate in all KADIMA activities and receive Kol Kadima, a quarterly magazine that includes stories, games, articles about Jewish topics, and other activities of interest.

For more information please contact KADIMA advisor, Talya Shulman by clicking HERE.


Talya Shulman, Advisor

TI and Ohav have a combined "Capital District" chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth wing of the Conservative Movement.  Weekly meetings range from social gatherings to more focused discussions on upcoming holidays or other Jewish themes.   Capital District teens also participate in Tzafon Region activities, and attend Regional conventions hosted by Conservative synagogues throughout Upstate New York. 

The program is led by youth advisor, Talya Shulman.  Please feel free to contact her with any questions about the program by clicking HERE

USY is more than just an hour spent at a temple. It’s a delightful environment filled with education, friendships, and entertainment. USY is Monday nights from 7-8 for high school students, and we are always delighted to accept new members. All current members thoroughly enjoy the time; so will you.

check out the new USY website at http://albanytzafon.webs.com/