Kadima & USY: AAUSY Chapter


What is Kadima? Kadima means Forward in Hebrew and 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 9th 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 Sarah Milligan, Youth Advisor, at aausy@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. For more information, please email the Youth Commission at CAAyouthcommission@gmail.com.

Registration & Information: https://theaustinsynagogue.org/aausycitylimits/



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Our Youth Advisor, Sarah Milligan

Shalom AAUSY Chaverim! My name is Sarah Milligan and I am so excited to be serving as your new Advisor! I grew up in Sierra Vista, Arizona and came to Austin for school at UT where I earned a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies. 

In addition to AAUSY, I teach 1st grade with CAARS and am an Infant Assistant Teacher at the Shalom Austin ECP. 
Growing up I studied dance competitively and was heavily involved in my High School band program leadership.

During my time at UT I went on my Birthright trip, attended Hillel / Chabad, and was an intern for Jewish Heritage Programs Texas J Tribe. In addition to Jewish life at UT, I was a member of the Texas Triathlon team.

Contact Sarah Milligan, Youth Advisor, at aausy@caa-austin.org


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