Kadima (youth group)

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Kadima (Hebrew: קדימה, literally "forward") is a youth group affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), specifically aimed at Jewish preteens living in North America in Grades 6-8. Every USCJ-affiliated synagogue is entitled to a Kadima chapter.

Kadima serves as a "feeder" into United Synagogue Youth (USY), the primary USCJ youth group, aimed at Jewish high-school-aged youth.

Kadima may have been founded by Rabbi Leon S. Lang at Oheb Shalom Congregation in Newark, NJ between 1927 and 1939.[1]


  1. ^ Schechner, David; Gordon, Mark; Sender, Barabara; Willner, Linda. "The History of Oheb Shalom Congregation". ohebshalom.org. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 

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