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Kol Rinah USY & Kadima News

We have wonderful opportunities and programs to engage our teens and tweens! Kol Rinah has a USY and Kadima chapter called KRSTL (pronounced like crystal). USY is for our high schoolers (9th-12th graders) and Kadima is for our middle schoolers (6th-8th graders). We are part of the midwest region called EMTZA. 

Our programming includes regular lounge nights every Tuesday night 7:30-9:00PM and are open to all 6th-12th graders and...Read more...

May 2022 USY & Kadima News

This month, USY has enjoyed a range of fun lounge nights! We had a blast celebrating purim together, and the USYers have led us through game nights, photo scavenger hunts, and more. Our USY president, Karen Huss, also led us in a meaningful discussion about the war in Ukraine, and Jewish responses to the war. We look forward to another wonderful month together!Read more...

March 2022 USY & Kadima News

This month, USY has enjoyed being able to spend time together again after a short winter break. At our lounge nights, we’ve enjoyed some friendly competition in a range of games, and we’ve begun to talk about our plans for the upcoming purim carnival. Be sure to be on the lookout for updates as the holiday approaches! The USYers can’t wait to see the congregation there.Read more...

January 2022 USY & Kadima News

Over the last few weeks, USY has been having a blast at our weekly in-person lounges. From student-led programming on Israel to game nights to Hanukkah activities, we’ve enjoyed learning from one another, and just getting to spend time together. An extra special shoutout to Isabella and Merav for their help running Hanukkah programming with our shinshin Roye for kindergarten through fifth graders! You can keep up with us on our instagram...Read more...

Welcome Hani Fish-Bieler!

Our new USY Advisor, Hani Fish-Bieler (she/her), is a senior at Washington University, majoring in Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies and minoring in Legal Studies. In her free time, she enjoys long walks with good friends or good podcasts. She has been both a camper and a counselor at Ramah in New England....Read more...

July 2021 USY & Kadima News

Over the past few weeks at USY, we have been fortunate to meet in person with masks and social distance as things have continued to improve. Going forward, we are excited to have more in person events and to start getting involved with USY regionally. We have a new KRSTL Executive Board for the 2021-22 school year that can be found below. Congrats to all of our new board members! We want to say a big THANK YOU to Evyatar Shachar, our ShinShin,...Read more...

May 2021 USY & Kadima News

USY has continued to host a combo of virtual Zoom meetings and in person social distance events. Over the past few weeks, we have been fortunate to meet in person with masks more often which has been awesome. Also, with the weather starting to improve, we are excited to be able to meet outside for many nights going forward. We’ve continued our weekly discussions about current events here and in Israel. The group is excited for the return of...Read more...

March 2021 USY & Kadima News

Over the past few weeks, USY has had a combo of virtual Zoom meetings and in person social distance meetings. It’s nice that we are trending in the right direction of being able to meet up in person all the time. We have continued our weekly discussions about current events here and in Israel. The group is excited to have our ShinShin, Evyatar Shachar, coming to events and telling us about his life growing up near Gaza and his future role with...Read more...

January 2021 USY & Kadima News

Over the past few weeks, USY has shifted to virtual Zoom meetings to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Although the group wishes they could meet in person, we have been making the most of our weekly virtual hangouts! Typically, we discuss Jewish current events and then start the weekly activity that one of our members plans. For example, on December 8th, 2020, we played a game of “Jewish Jeopardy”.    We will continue to...Read more...

November 2020 USY & Kadima News

Shalom, My name is Alec Russo and I am the new Youth Director for Kol Rinah’s USY chapter. I moved to St. Louis in December 2018 from Los Angeles to continue working with OUTFRONT Media. Growing up, I lived all over the United States, but I spent most of my childhood in Las Vegas and New Jersey. I was a member of USY in my teens in Las Vegas and continued to be involved with the Jewish community throughout college while volunteering with the...Read more...

September 2020 USY & Kadima News

In May we held social distance board elections. Our KRSTL USY Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year is: Merav Portman - President Jane Kalina, Joey Sparks - Executive Vice Presidents Toby Zaidman - Social Action/Tikun Olam Joey Sparks - Israeli Affairs Karen Huss - Religious/Education  Hanan Nathan-Slarskey - Membership/Kadima Ella-Jane Miller - Communications   This summer we stayed...Read more...

March 2020 Youth

Our Kol Rinah Youth have been busy! Whether they’re baking challah, learning about Israel from our ShinShinit, Shaked, or playing team building games, these teens show so much love and always want to be with each other. 

USY gives youth and teens just that. A place they can be their unique selves and create life-long Jewish friendships. Our teens appreciate “connecting to the Kol Rinah Community and Greater St. Louis Jewish...Read more...

May 2019 Youth News

Thank you to everyone for your support of the Purim Carnival! We had so many donations for booth sponsorships and silent auction, volunteers, and attendees to make the event a huge success! Everyone had a blast the day of from the USYers and Kadimaniks running the booths to the kids running rounds of the obstacle...Read more...

Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783