Youth Department

Enriching lives through community, lifelong Jewish learning, & spiritual growth!

Marissa Tait, Director of Youth Programs
Office: 412.421.2288 x463

We have some really neat events coming your way!


BSUSY Lounge Nights: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – MONDAYS!
September 17 | October 15 | November 5 | November 19 | December 17 
Kadima Lounge Nights: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – MONDAYS!
October 8  | October 22  | November 12 | December 10 

The Youth Department is excited to share our upcoming events for September through December.  There are a wide variety of offerings from Games N’At to seeing a Broadway show!  There are events planned to meet a wide variety of interests.  If your child does not fall in the age group but is interested in attending an event, please email Marissa Tait at  Come be a part of it!

Our Upcoming Youth Events!

Sunday, September 23 1:00- 2:30p

Chaverim & Atid Sukkah Hop | Drop off and Pick up at Beth Shalom’s Sukkah

Starting in Beth Shalom’s Sukkah we will Hop A Long to congregants’ Sukkahs tasting delicious snacks along the way!!

Monday, September 24 6:00 – 8:00p

BSUSY and Kadima Sukkah Hop

Join BSUSY and Kadima members for a hoppin’ good time as we travel around going from Sukkah to Sukkah!

Sunday, October 7 12:00 – 3:30pm

J-Fest 2018 is the second annual teen celebration for all Jewish Pittsburgh Teens! This event will be held on Darlington Street.

Thursday, October 4

Leave for CRUSY Fall Boards Freshman Kinnus in Cleveland, OH

Sunday, October 14 1:00-3:00p

Kadima Event at Games N’At | Cost: $12.00

Drop off and Pick up at 2010 Josephine Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203.  Unlimited play on pool tables, ping-pong basketball, pinball, driving games, video games (a lot of old school classics), air hockey, foosball, bubble hockey. 

Thursday, October 25

BSUSY Event- Challah Ween

Sunday, October 28 2:00 – 4:20p

Chaverim & Atid – Annie  | Cost $12| Limited Seats First Come First Serve| Pick up and Drop off at Byham Theater 101 6th Street Pittsburgh PA 15222

Leapin’ lizards! Join other Beth Shalom youth as we watch a special presentation of Annie by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Tuesday, November  6  11:00a -1:00p

BSUSY Israel Election | 4th Floor Youth Lounge | Cost $5.00

School closed? No problem!  Come hang out in the Youth Lounge to eat lunch and learn!

Friday, November 16-18

Leave for CRUSY Fall Kinnus- Lexington, KY

Sunday, November 18 1:00 – 2:30p

Kadima Quiz Bowl | 4th Floor Youth Lounge 

Come play in a quiz BOWL while eating BOWLs of ice cream! 

Sunday, December 2 10:00a–12:30p


Wednesday, December 5 5:00-7:00p

K-12th Hanukkah Event 

Saturday, December 15 6:30-8:30p

BSUSY at Zone 28

Sunday, December 23

International Convention (Orlando)

 Chaverim (K-2nd Grade) Come Join Your Friends!

Chaverim is our youth group for children in Kindergarten-2nd grade. We have a variety of programs throughout the year that are both fun and engaging. This time allows children to have a good time and begin feeling the sense of community we foster in our Congregation.

Atid (3rd-5th Grades) Looking Towards The Future!

Atid is our youth group for children in 3rd-5th grade. This is an exciting and crucial time for Congregational youth to be involved and create friendships within the community. Through our programming each month, we are able to bring youth together in a fun, engaging setting, allowing them to make new friends and feel connected to the Congregation.

Kadima (6th-8th Grades) Emerge As A Leader!

Kadima is our youth group for 6th-8th graders. In addition to awesome monthly programs, we have open lounge nights every other Tuesday where we hang out, eat pizza, play basketball and other games, and learn together. Kadima is a time where we engage youth in planning their own events and provide a basis for future involvement within Congregation Beth Shalom.

USY (9th-12th Grades) Making New Connections!

USY (United Synagogue Youth) is our high school youth group for 9th-12th graders. While being an amazing program where Jewish teens from the area can come together, USY also allows for an enormous amount of growth and leadership opportunities. In addition to monthly programs, USY has open lounge nights every Thursday evening as well as several convention weekends throughout the year.

Look for details about monthly events in your email inbox!

Click here to view the Youth Wish List.