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What is the goal of our Youth Department?

B’nai Shalom of Olney’s Youth Department creates events for children in Kindergarten through High School to encourage them to participate in the Conservative Movement’s youth programming.  We provide fun social activities and exciting experiential learning in a Jewish environment, enabling our children and teens to further their interest in Judaism and Israel and develop lasting friendships with their Jewish peers.


BONIM for K- 2nd graders, is a fun and informal introduction to the Youth@BSO Family! Bonim members meet once a month after Sunday School for social activities that lay the foundation for future youth group involvement. 

MACHAR for 3rd-5th graders, meets once per month and gives an exciting glimpse into Kadima and USY through activities that range from athletic to religious and social to social action. These fun, informal activities strive to develop a sense of community while helping our 3rd-5th graders develop their Jewish Identities.  

 KADIMA for 6th-8th graders, gets together for exciting trips, games, sporting events, holiday celebrations, arts and cultural activities, and social action projects. Through chapter and regional involvement, these middle school students develop their leadership skills and meet other Jewish youth from our area.

USY for High School students is a fantastic opportunity for BSO’s high school students to participate in a wide variety of social, religious, and community service activities, all while gaining valuable leadership experience and having tons of fun! In addition to chapter activities, USY teens participate in regional and international USY events and conventions and have the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe, and Israel. 

Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782