Youth, Family & Teens

Youth, Family & Teens

For Our Youngest Families

Thrilling Thursdays

Children ages 0-5 and their favorite adults come to CSZ weekly to play, sing, dance, read stories, and make crafts, with a little Jewish learning thrown in, led by Lindsay Mall and our clergy.

Shabbat Family Esperiences

Join us every Shabbat at 10:30am in the Tikvah Chapel for songs, prayer, games, challah and grape juice snack, and fun with your shul friends. Open to the congregation and the community. Supervised activities for kids ages 0-12.

At the end of services, they join our main congregation for blessings. We offer a kid-friendly Kiddish for all, and Shabbat lunch afterward (by advance registration), where the bonds of friendship are forged. (And in warmer weather, our tent goes up on the William Saulson Pavilion for services, playtime outside and Shabbat picnics).

Our youngest members, born each year, are celebrated on the second day of Rosh Hashanah with our heartwarming Tiny Treasures ceremony. Let us know if you have a child or grandchild to celebrate this year.


For Tweens/Teens (ages 11-18) 

For additional information, contact Youth Advisor, Annie Klinger at or at 248-357-5592

Pop-up programs throughout the year featuring community partnerships with new service-learning opportunities. For ages 11 through B*Mitzvah. 


Jewish Teens United JTU
Brand new this year, we are proud to introduce our new interdenominational travel program. Alongside Temple Shir Shalom, we will travel to Pittsburgh, PA for the weekend of Jan. 5th.

Shaarey Zedek Teen Collective SZTC
Find us during large community events in the new Teen/Tween Lounge. Additionally, be on the lookout for social programming throughout the year. For B*Mitzvah-12th grade. Come for refreshments and snacks as always!

Teen leaders in our Religious School guide and help tutor younger students and receive additional training in Jewish leadership and mentoring. For grades 8-12.

Motor City USY (MCUSY)
Our local and award-winning chapter of United Synagogue Youth pulls together teens from all the local Conservative synagogues in our area to create a powerhouse group of Gesher (grades 6-8) and MCUSY (grades 9-12). Join them for team-building events, special Shabbatot, social action, regional leadership training, and more! Check us out at or reach out to Annie at

Kulanu ADL
Partnership with the antidefamation league of Michigan. Find us each month combatting social justice issues with new experiences around the community.