United Synagogue Youth (USY) is Conservative Judaism’s premier youth group, run by its parent organization, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. There are currently more than 10,000 USYers participating in 350 local chapters in 16 regions 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. USY’s 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 year-round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY provides meaningful, immersive Jewish experiences, helping teens integrate Jewish rituals and values into their everyday lives.
USY’s mission is to empower Jewish youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to the Jewish People, a deep engagement with and love for Israel, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences based on the ideology of Conservative Judaism.
This mission is achieved by engaging teens in compelling experiences, on a chapter, regional and international level, through a Jewish lens to prepare them to make Jewish decisions in the real world.