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.

About Us

United Synagogue Youth (USY) is Conservative Judaism’s premier youth group, run by its parent organization, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). There are currently more than 10,000 USYers participating in 350 local chapters in 17 regions across North America.

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What Our Alumni Say


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.


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.


Sylvie Finn

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


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.


Jullian Burger

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


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.


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!



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


of teens said USY taught them leadership skills


of teens said USY makes Judaism relevant and meaningful


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


USY International Convention

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