Meet other Jewish teens and make lasting friendships. Be a leader in your community. Discover the joy of Jewish living. Engage in meaningful Jewish practice. Find a sense of belonging. Make a difference in the world. Have the time of your life.
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About Us

United Synagogue Youth (USY) is Conservative Judaism’s premier youth group, run by its parent organization, USCJ. We link Jewish teens to a network of more than 10,000 USYers participating in 350 local chapters in 16 regions across North America.

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What Our Alumni Say

Alumni

Steven Pilchik

USY isn't just about praying, and eating kosher, and going to services... It's about the experience and life that you create being a part of a Jewish community.

Alumni

Daniela Rojzman

USY has given me the chance to express myself in ways nothing else has. I have become the strong and independent person I am today because of USY. I feel like I belong and that has led me to stand up for what I believe in and grow as a human being.

Alumni

Sylvie Finn

It's lets young people that are passionate about being Jewish come together and make [social] change and lifelong friendships.

Alumni

Robyn Dubinsky

USY is an organization that lets you get connected to the Jewish part of yourself and make amazing friends that become a second family to you. The community is so joyful and welcoming to everyone.

Alumni

Jullian Burger

It's a safe haven and a place for Jewish teenagers to feel a part of something incredibly special.

Alumni

Gabriel Rashba

USY is extremely unique because it creates a sense of "family" as Conservative Jewish teens come together in song, prayer, fun, dancing, and much more.

Alumni

Alexa Goldstein

USY is unique because it makes being Jewish fun. I keep kashrut because of USY and like the person I have become with the help of USY.

USY Summer Experience

For more than 55 years USY Summer Experience has provided life changing summer travel opportunities for Jewish teens. Our trip destinations include North America, Israel, Europe, and beyond, opening participants eyes to new places, new experiences, and different cultures all over the globe. Now it’s your turn, see where it takes you!
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Why USY

94%

of teens said USY made them more confident and proud to be Jewish

94%

of teens said USY taught them leadership skills

94%

of teens said USY makes Judaism relevant and meaningful

93%

of teens felt USY is a place where they can be themselves

USY International Convention

Join hundreds of Jewish teens this winter for a week of celebration, amazing friendships, Jewish learning, and giving back to the local community.
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