In addition to encouraging Judaic education through the religious school, CBS-CS transmits a love of Judaism to its children through enjoyable and meaningful activities for youth of all ages.

Shabbat Services
Family services, which are open to the entire community, are aimed at families with children from birth through middle school. On Shabbats when there are no services specifically geared toward them, families with children of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to be in the sanctuary during services, especially to help carry ornaments during the returning of the Torah. A staffed play room is available during services at no charge.

CBS-CS holds monthly Family Services called Shorashim, which means “roots” in Hebrew. Shorashim services include prayers from the Shabbat service and songs to encourage a joyous welcoming of Shabbat through community singing and dancing. Shorashim services, aimed primarily at Pre-Kindergarteners through fourth graders, give our younger members roots in Jewish prayer, Jewish learning and Jewish community.

Monthly Friday night Shorashim services are from 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm and are followed by an Ice Cream Oneg. On some Shorashim Friday nights, the service is preceded by a light dairy dinner. Monthly Saturday morning Shorashim services are from 10:30 am – 11:30 am and frequently scheduled when there is also a Shabbat Spot for the whole congregation, which includes a light lunch. USY teens help to organize activities and games for younger children.

Everyone is always welcome to join these services at any time.

Twice a year, brief Saturday evening PJ Havdalah services are held when families can attend in their pajamas (hence the nickname PJ Havdalah) to bid adieu to Shabbat as a community and share a story and light snack.

A special Shabbat service is held each year for high school graduates when they receive gifts from the congregation to enrich their Jewish experiences as they move forward. CBS-CS also keeps post-high school young adults connected to Jewish life with mailings on the Jewish holidays.

Summer Experience
All CBS-CS children are eligible to apply for scholarships to participate in a Jewish summer experience. The scholarships are provided by Sisterhood.
USY Kadima (Grades 5-8)
Kadima (which means “forward!”) is our middle school youth group, and is part of the international Kadima youth group of United Synagogue Youth. Our Kadima chapter holds monthly events that are fun, social, and meaningful. Kadimaniks participate in movie nights, laser tag, bowling and more! Many events are planned with Jewish children from across the community. In addition to local events, there are several regional events with other Kadima groups in the Tzafon  region. Through both social and religious programming, Kadimaniks learn about Judaism – especially tikkun olam (which means repairing the world) which is a core Jewish value while making new and lasting friendships.
USY Achla (Grades 9-12)
High school students have the opportunity to be a part of extensive programming, on the local, regional and international levels. Our United Synagogue Youth chapter, Achla, is headed by a board of students who help to program for the year. Local events each month range from Shabbat dinners to ice-skating and everything in between. Regionally, we are part of the Tzafon region. There are regional conventions throughout the year in which Tzafoniks spend a weekend together making new friends, learning and laughing and an international convention held in a different city in the United States each year.