What is USY?
United Synagogue Youth (USY) is the Conservative movement’s youth arm. It was established for one simple reason: to create a youth group for Conservative Jewish children that incorporated Jewish education with a social environment. The aim of USY is to bring together Judaism, the kehillah, the synagogue, and the Jewish teenager. As a result of this combination, the hope is that Jewish teenagers will grow to become active young adults in their Jewish communities. USY offers teens in grades 9-12 many different experiences on the local, regional, and international level. These range from chapter programming, regional conventions, and international summer programs. USY provides teens with life changing opportunities and the most amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.