Youth Department

Welcome to TEC’s Youth Department

Temple Etz Chaim (TEC) is proud to offer our Youth Department which is dedicated to offering innovative and experiential programming for kids ranging from Kindergarten to seniors in high school. 

TEC is a proud member of the United Synagogue Youth movement affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ).

Temple Etz Chaim’s Youth Department offers a range of innovative and experiential programming for kids from Kindergarten to seniors in high school.

Shalom,

Cindy Goldberg
Programming & Youth Director

Our Youth Department divisions are:

Our Temple Etz Chaim chapter is part of the Far West Region of United Synagogue Youth. 

This region includes other chapters from Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Youth and teens can get involved at the regional level by attending assorted weekends (Kinnusim) throughout the year as well as summer travel programs, which includes trips across the country and throughout Israel.

TEC Youth Commission

Our Youth Commission is a volunteer committee is comprised of parents who have currently have children in or are alumni of TEC Youth Program, lead by the Youth Director. We meet approximately once a month and act as a resource to the Youth Director throughout the year

  • Fundraising on behalf of youth activities and scholarships
  • Chaperoning events as needed

Contact Cindy Goldberg, Programming & Youth Director, at  or (805) 494-3648 for more information about our Youth Department.