Youth Programming

At Adat Shalom we do our utmost to create engaging Jewish learning and social experiences that meet the needs of kids and parents. It is our goal to plan fabulous social, cultural, and community service experiences that your child or grandchild wants to attend. Their participation helps to strengthen our youth community at Adat Shalom — and it is fun!

Once a month we have a Kids Only Camp-Style Shabbat, with our Educators and Ramah Fellows!

Events such as Sunday afternoon Kids’ Afternoon of Fun (1st to 5th graders), Saturday Evening Kids’ Night Out (1st to 5th graders), Middle School Comedy Sports Night, Volunteer Day and other programs create opportunities for your kids to foster friendships that could last a lifetime.

This year’s youth department calendar is filled with a fantastic variety of activities. For the full calendar and more information, contact Jodi Gross.

Adat Shalom Youth

All synagogue families with teens receive a regular (1-2x a month) email filled with upcoming events. To be added to this list, contact us at 

Teen Volunteer Corps (7th grade and older)

Teen Volunteer Corps combines learning with direct hands-on involvement focused on:

· Jewish social and ethical issues
· Social Action
· Volunteering
· Friendship & Fun
· Expanded Horizons

The Teen Volunteer Corps puts Jewish values into everyday life and empowers teens to be involved and impact the Jewish community and Metro Detroit. A teen leadership board creates, recruits volunteers, and leads projects.

Other volunteer opportunities include Tech Connect, being a teen madrich (classroom assistant), and community-wide events such as J-Serve and PeerCorps.

High School Programming

Teens are invited to participate in MCUSY (9-12) and Kadima (grades 6-8). Motor City USY is the Detroit-area chapter of United Synagogue Youth. MCUSY is a teen-led youth group that inspires Jewish youth to:
• celebrate Judaism
• practice ethical values
• explore Jewish living
• love Israel and value community responsibility

MCUSY hosts events, such as:
• Limo scavenger hunt & Purim shul-in
• Ice skating in the D & Havdalah
• Trips to Kalahari & Sky Zone
• Regional (multi-state) Kinnusim: gatherings of teens for weekend experiences of fun, learning and spirituality in a Jewish setting.