September 2015 Youth Group News

Even though it feels like summer only just begun, it’s already time for another exciting year of H2I Youth Group. We have some great programming and special events planned for the year, so if you have children in grades 2-12, we encourage you to sign them up for H2I Youth Group!

H2I Youth Group is the award-winning youth program of three Conservative synagogues in Northeast Queens: Hollis Hills Jewish Center, Hillcrest Jewish Center, and Israel Center of Conservative Judaism (ICCJ).  Through this collaboration, H2I Youth Group is able to bring together youth from all over the Northeast Queens Jewish Community, allowing for a vibrant Judaic environment in which our youth can socialize and learn.

We are affiliated with the United Synagogue Youth, the youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. H2I is therefore a member of USY’s METNY Region (NY Metropolitan Area) and Sababa Division (New York City), which provide our members in grades 6-12 with opportunities to network with other youth from across the greater New York metropolitan area.

Our activities range from social to educational and athletic to artsy.  In addition to our regular Sunday night meetings at one of our three partner synagogues and Thursday night Recreation Hour at Hillcrest Jewish Center, H2I offers various special trips and events throughout the year.

Registration will take place on Sunday, September 20 at Hillcrest Jewish Center. Registration and our opening program for Nitzanim (Grades 2-3) and Chalutzim (Grades 4-5) will take place from 5-6:15 PM, for Kadima (Grades 6-8) from 6:15-7:30 PM, and for USY (Grades 9-12) from 7:30-9:00 PM. More details on our opening program, as well as a full calendar for the first part of the year, are now available on our website at

If you have any questions about H2I Youth Group, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via e-mail at .

I look forward to seeing many of you on September 20 as we kick off another great year of H2I!

Daniel Bacharach