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STS Youth Map2The Shomrei Torah Synagogue Youth Department (STSYD) is a member of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and we are part of their Far West region.  The Far West Region encompasses Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, southern Nevada and Hawaii.  We see the extended region at the monthly regional events.  We mainly interact with our local chapters.  STSYD provides children with a nurturing and safe environment, a caring and professional staff, and lots of enriching activities from lounge nights, Shabbat dinners and social programs, to kinnusim & conventions. We offer a wide variety of programs to ensure we have the perfect activity for your child's interests, needs, and schedule. During the year, staff will ask parents to assist with transportation and/or chaperone duties, or to help with chapter events. Your participation in this part of your child's life demonstrates the value you place on Jewish community.

All groups participate in mitzvot, tzedakah and social action projects, in addition to fun activities such as holiday-related arts & crafts, social outings and much more. All these activities and projects promote bonding and build group trust. The synagogue has a Youth Lounge that is meant to be a second home to our children. We want them to feel at home when they are at Shomrei Torah and have a special place to call their own.

Our Youth Department consists of several sub-groups.  Please click on any group below for further information.

Sr. USY (9th-12th Grade)

Jr. USY (7th-8th Grade)

Kadima (4th-6th Grade)

Gesher (2nd-3rd Grade) **Starting in March 2018**

Chaverim (K-1st Grade) **Starting in Fall 2018**

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For more information on the Youth Department please contact Manya Monson, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (STS) Youth and Informal Education Director, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (818) 854-7335.


STS Youth Commission

This volunteer committee is comprised of parents who have children currently in or who are alumni of STSYD and the Youth Director. They meet approximately once a month and act as a resource to the Youth Director throughout the year including over the summer as necessary. Our Youth Commission Chair or Co-Chairs act as a liaison to the Synagogue Board. They assist with many aspects of STSYD including but not limited to the following:
• Preparing and overseeing the youth activities budget 
• Fundraising on behalf of youth activities and scholarships
• Chaperoning events as needed
• Handling any legal issues that may arise
• Formulating youth related policies


Youth Events

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Sun Dec 10, 2017
9:00 am
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills, CA

Help our Youth Department by volunteering to wrap gitfs and by bringing your gifts to be wrapped!

Kadima Event at Castle Park
Sun Dec 10, 2017
12:30 pm
Castle Park, Sherman Oaks

Please join us for an afternoon of  fun with your 4th-6th grade friends at Castle Park, miniture golf and arcade games.  Pickup and Drop-off at Castle Park.  PLEASE RSVP.

Sr./Jr. USY Lounge Night
Wed Dec 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Youth Lounge, West Hills

Please join us for a fabulous Chanukah themed USY Lounge. Delicious snacks to be enjoyed by all. Bring a gift ($10 or less) wrapped for a gift exchange. Please also bring a menorah/Chanukiyah for a USY community lighting.

Kadima Lounge Event
Sun Jan 7, 2018
11:30 am

Youth Department Super Bowl Sunday Lox Box Fundraiser
Sun Feb 4, 2018
9:00 am
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills, CA

Help support the Youth Department while enjoying a delicious snack at the same time.  Haveing a party?  Just you and the fam?  Lox and Bagel is a staple on any table!  Order yours today!!

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Shomrei Torah Synagogue
7353 Valley Circle Boulevard
West Hills, CA 91304
Main Office: (818) 854-7650
Education Center: (818) 854-7690



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Monday - Thursday:  7:30pm
Sunday and legal holidays: 9:00am
All services in Heytow Chapel.
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