United Synagogue Youth (USY) is Conservative Judaism’s premier youth group, run by its parent organization, USCJ.
We engage more than 10,000 USYers participating in 350 local chapters in 16 regions across North America.
Through year-round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, we provide meaningful, immersive Jewish experiences, helping teens integrate Jewish rituals and values into their everyday lives.
For more than 60 years, we have taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities.
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.
Through meaningful and fun experiences based on the ideology of Conservative Judaism, USY empowers Jewish youth to:
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 through a Jewish lens on a chapter, regional, and international level, preparing them to make Jewish decisions in the real world.