Kadima/Gesher & USY: AAUSY Chapter


What is Kadima/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. 

Contact Jacob Levy, Youth Advisor, at jacob.levy@caa-austin.org

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Past events for our youth groups include: Dave & Busters, Blazer Tag, Main Event, JumpStreet, Trapeze School, overnights, mini-golf, holiday celebrations and many more! If you have suggestions for future events, please share them with us.


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

Drive in Movie Night
October 16 @ 7:15 PM
CAA Parking Lot

The stars at night are big and bright during October for our first events of the year! Join us in your cars for a drive in movie in the CAA parking lot! Popcorn, cotton candy, and other treats will be served. Make sure to save the date, you will not want to miss out! Movie to be shown will be announced soon!

RSVP are required! Email Jacob to RSVP

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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!

Our Youth Advisor, Jacob Levy

Jacob is honored to join CAA as Youth Director for the upcoming. He is currently a student at the at the University of Texas at Austin where he is pursuing his graduate studies in social work. Jacob graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in Jewish Studies. This past year he taught Kindergarten at CAARS and was an Americorps member at a local elementary school. In the free time he has, Jacob spends most of it in the great outdoors or with his dog, Wrigley. He looks forward to continuing his work with our CAA youth and is honored to be a member of the community!

Contact Jacob Levy, Youth Advisor, at jacob.levy@caa-austin.org


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