Kadima (Hebrew: קדימה, literally "forward") is a youth group affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), specifically aimed at Jewish preteens living in North America in Grades 6–8. Every USCJ-affiliated synagogue is entitled to a Kadima chapter.
Kadima serves as a "feeder" into United Synagogue Youth (USY), the primary USCJ youth group, aimed at Jewish high-school-aged youth.
Kadima may have been founded by Rabbi Leon S. Lang at Oheb Shalom Congregation in Newark, New Jersey, between 1927 and 1939.
Jewish youth organisations
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not focused exclusively on Israel
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and policy body; seminary)
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