“USY gave me an appreciation for the need for active and engaged lay leaders in the Jewish and nonprofit world. My engagement as Ramah New England’s VP of Operations and Site Chair, being a board member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, being a board member of Strelitz International Academy and my helping to organize food drives for my local bar association all stem from the values I learned in USY.
Most importantly, I met my wife, Melissa, while we were both staffing Seaboard Fall Convention 2006, we became a couple at IC in Boston a month later in 2006, and quite literally have USY to thank for our family.”
USY empowers thousands of Jewish teenagers to create exceptional Jewish experiences, yet it can do so much more than that. Please consider making a contribution to USY’s annual campaign to ensure that USY has the resources to operate, staff, and expand it’s programs throughout the Jewish world.