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Youth Groups

Youth Groups provide a wide variety of programs and activities. Lifelong friendships and memories are created through participation in these terrific programs.

What is Gareen?

Gareen is a youth group for children in grades 3-5. Some of their favorite activities include pizza in the Sukkah, bowling party, Dallas Stars game, and the Men’s Club picnic. To learn how to join, email us at

What is Kadima?

The international youth organization for Jewish youth grades 6 to 8. Sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Kadima offers programs through Congregation Beth Torah.

Beth Torah Kadima offers an exciting and full program of socials, trips, get-togethers, holiday observances, and much more, including the Kadima Konvention.

Membership in Kadima entitles you to participate in all Kadima activities. Every Kadima member also receives Kol Kadima, a quarterly magazine that includes stories, games, articles about Jewish topics, and other activities of interest.

Kadima Advisor: Megan Fehler

Megan Fehler grew up here at Beth Torah starting at age 2 in the preschool. She went on to become an active member of Gareen, Kadima, and later became the president of Rashi USY for her senior year of high school. Since than, she has graduated from the University of Arizona (2012) with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a minor in Judaic studies. She has taught in Arkansas and Arizona, and now teaches at Smith Elementary in Frisco ISD. She lives in Frisco with her husband, Ilan, and their “fur daughter,” Charli. They are also expecting their first child in November!

For any questions regarding Kadima, please contact Megan at

What is USY?

USY stands for United Synagogue Youth, and it is the group (grades 9 to 12) associated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. USY is divided into three levels: the chapter, the region and international USY. RASHI is affiliated with Congregation Beth Torah. Our region, the Southwest Region of USY (SWUSY), is composed of chapters from all over Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The third level is the international level, made up of all the regions from all over the United States and Canada.

USY Advisor: Ralph Landau

Ralph Landau grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where he was an active member of JJCUSY of the Hanegev region. USY is where he met his wife Brittany. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University (2014) with a degree in Political Science. There he was also the president of his Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter. Since moving to Texas, Ralph has reignited his passion for the children of today as is shown by his current position as a History teacher at Jacquet Middle School in Fort Worth. In addition to teaching he is also the head coach of the 7th grade football team, and assistant basketball coach. In his spare time, Ralph serves on the Beth Torah Men’s Club board and is the advisor for the UNT AEPi chapter. He loves cheering on his FAU Owls, traveling around the world (especially on cruises), and attempting to learn how to barbecue.

For any questions regarding USY, please contact Ralph at

Our 2017-2018 Year is Starting!

See the entire calendar at-a-glance ( and then check the shul calendar ( as dates near for more details.

Click here for details on our Kadima Kickoff 🙂

Click here for our RASHI Kickoff 😉