Gesher & AAUSY

What is Gesher? Kadima/Gesher is the youth group specifically for tweens in 6th – 8th grades. It is a great chance for young students to develop close Jewish friends as they embark on their Jewish young adulthood. Events are monthly, often right after CAARS.

What is AAUSY? Agudas Achim United Synagogue Youth is our local chapter of USY, part of the Southwest Region of USY (SWUSY), which is part of an international youth group for Jewish high schoolers! Open to students in grades 8th to 12th, it is a fabulous opportunity for teens to make new friends, get together monthly, develop leadership skills and be Jewish together! All programs are planned by teens for teens under the guidance of our Youth Commission. 

Please note: We want as many of our youth to be able to participate as possible. Scholarships are always available; no child will be turned away due to financial circumstances. Our Youth Commission team is here to help with any needs you may have. Please email Adra Lustig, Director of Youth Education & Engagement for any requests and questions.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Splash Pool Party
Friday, May 20
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us for the joyous return of Shabbat Splash!

This event is our celebration of the end of the school year and start of summer for all of our youth groups at CAA: Chaverim, Gesher, and AAUSY! Fun will be had by ALL!

Planned in collaboration with our Young Family Community, everyone of all ages are invited to join us at the NEW JCC Pool! And, after 15 years of bringing music and joy to our Tot Shabbat services, Ms. Carol Rubin is retiring and we are delighted to thank and honor at Shabbat Splash!

Dinner will be served. $5 for anyone 18 and under, $10 for adults.
Sponsored by the Youth Department at Congregation Agudas Achim

  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Swim
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Shabbat Blessings/Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Teen Hangout by the Pool

For the 2022 – 2023 school year, we are excited to share that each youth group, both AAUSY (9th – 12th) and Gesher (6th – 8th) will have their own board!

We want YOU to be on board and help us plan great events and create community!
Here is the board application:
(Due by 5/24/22)



We launched an AAUSY Store! All designs are made by AAUSY members and staff. Use promo code Member for 18% off your purchase! *A portion of all proceeds will benefit AAUSY

Check out the store here!

Contact Adra Lustig, Director of Youth Education and Engagement, for more information!

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