Candidates’ Forum

USY International Convention includes the annual election of officers to lead the organization. Each candidate has an opportunity answer questions posed by current International Executive Board members to highlight their perspective as related to the office they seek. Temma Kingsley, International Vice President of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, offered greetings at the beginning of the session.

Zen Den

The educational theme for the 2012 USY International Convention is “God and Spirituality”. In their first educational session, USYers looked at the Shema through different lenses, including through dance, medicataion, music, art, and more.

USY Alumni Award

USY recognized Rabbi Charles E. Savenor, Director of Kehilla (Congregational) Enrichment for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), with the 2012 USY Alumni Award. Rabbi Savenor’s involvement with USY is extensive. He served as USY International President in 1987 and was the New England Region USY (NERUSY) president for two terms from 1985-1987. When he served as a rabbi at Anshe Emet in Chicago, their USY chapter won International Chapter of the Year in 1999.

Giant Twister

One of your favorite games as a child — Twister — came to life at USY International Convention in an interactive, get-to-know-your neighbor way. Dressed in red, blue, green, and yellow t-shirts proudly displaying the USY logo, USYers had a chance to put their right hand on blue and left foot on yellow while meeting new faces that are sure to become life-long friends.

IC 2012 Opening Session

International Convention 2012 is underway!USY President Joshua Ull opened the convention at the Opening Session with more than 750 USYers and over 200 staff, representating all 17 regions of USY, proudly displaying their ruach! The 2012 International Executive Board and the 2012 Co-Chairs, Daniella Levine and Adam Rosen, then greeted everyone, as did Richard Skolnik, president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Rabbi David Levy, USCJ’s Director of Teen Learning also introduced the study theme of the convention, which will focus on God and Spirituality.

If you missed the fun, you can check out a video of the Opening Session at:

Rabbi Charles Savenor selected for USY Alumni Award

USY is pleased to announce that Rabbi Charles E. Savenor, Director of Kehilla (Congregational) Enrichment for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), has been named the recipient of the 2012 USY Alumni Award. Click here to read more.

USY IC 2012: It’s Revolutionary

USY will descend upon Boston this December for its 62nd International Convention: It’s Revolutionary! Registration and preliminary information is now available. Go to to learn more and register today.

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