Educators and Friends,
I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying a fantastic summer, and I’d first like to wish you luck for the year ahead! There is so much that we can accomplish together, and I could not be more excited! All of us on the USY International Executive Board are working hard to encourage our USY chapters to be vital parts of their Kehillot.
I am writing to announce the continuation of USY Speaks, a program designed to advertise USY to as many potential members and supporters as possible – all at one time. The High Holiday season is the most critical time of the year. By encouraging USYers or USY alumni to speak about their USY experience during the service, we are able to reach hundreds of thousands of Conservative Jews and potential members and supporters at once. A dynamic and effective USYer has the potential to change the very nature of our organization, allowing us to broaden our reach, impact more teens, and accomplish our mission.
Congregational rabbis, Chapter Youth Directors and Advisors, Chapter Presidents, Regional Youth Directors, and Regional Presidents have been notified of our program and our goals, and it’s up to us to ensure the continued success of USY Speaks and, more importantly, of USY. Please consider inviting a past or present USYer in your kehillah to make this important presentation.
We understand that we are making you aware of such a program with such short notice, but we hope that you will be able to succeed and we will offer whatever resources we can – speechwriting, etc. – to help our USYers achieve success. Every single chapter that participates in USY Speaks is one more success story.
I truly appreciate all of your incredible support as we go on to make this upcoming year the best one that USY has ever seen!
United Synagogue Youth
USY Speaks Flier for USYers