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About USY

USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities.

Through year-round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY inspires in teens a deep sense of pride in and love for their Jewish identity.

Our Mission

Through meaningful and fun experiences based on the ideology of Conservative Judaism, USY empowers Jewish youth to:

  • Develop friendships
  • Leadership skills
  • A sense of belonging to the Jewish People
  • A deep engagement with and love for Israel
  • A commitment to inspired Jewish living 

We achieve this by engaging teens in compelling experiences rooted in Conservative Judaism’s approach to learning, spiritual expression and social responsibility on a chapter, regional, and international level , preparing them to make Jewish decisions in the real world.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which Jewish teens are inspired by an authentic and dynamic Judaism to become leaders in their kehillot (Jewish community(ies) inside and outside the walls of a synagogue) and make a positive impact on the world today, and in the future. 

Our Reach

We engage thousands teens annually

We have 350 local chapters in 16 regions across North America

Our Impact

Our focus on leadership, social action, and relationship-building has produced successful alumni with a deep sense of pride in and love for their Jewish identities.

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