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Youth Professionals

As a passionate madrich (life coach who mentors, encourages, and engages), you can profoundly impact youth.

Here you’ll find tools to help as you connect teens to meaningful and fun Jewish experiences on the local level.

Educational Programming and More

Stuck for a Yom Ha’atzmaut program idea? Looking for mixer games to run to welcome new members? See below for educational resources.

Click here for Pinat Chinuch (the Educator’s Corner).

Click here for USY’s program bank.

Click here for holiday guides.

Click here for creative tefillot (prayer).

Click here for chapter planning resources and templates.

Can’t find the resources you’re looking for? Please contact Abby Kerbel, Teen Education and Leadership Outreach Manager, at [email protected] for further assistance.

Communications Assets

Download USY’s logo and brand guide to co-brand your chapter website. These files are password protected and are for official organizational use only. Please contact [email protected] if you did not receive an email with the password.

Other Resources

Get involved with JYDA, the Jewish Youth Director Association. A professional development group for Conservative Jewish youth directors and advisors, JYDA provides conventions, workshops, and connects you to a larger network of Jewish educators. 

Membership

We are a membership based organization, where membership begins on the chapter level.

Chapters are responsible for:

  • Collecting membership information
  • Funds for teens to attend chapter/local events (when applicable)

As a youth professional, you are responsible for entering this information, along with dues payments to the region and International USY/Kadima, into the online International USY/Kadima Membership System.

Click here to access our online membership system.

Click here for the Membership System Users Manual

Click here for a membership list template

In order for teens to participate in regional and International programming you must submit the appropriate information and payment to International USY/Kadima.

Failure to do so may hinder your member’s eligibility to:

  • Attend events
  • Receive scholarship from regional and International USY
  • Hold a regional or international leadership position
  • Vote in any regional or international election

Questions? Email [email protected]

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