We are so excited to be returning to the beautiful Perlstein Resort at Camp Chi for our first convention of the 2022 School Year! Join us December 9-11th for a weekend full of fun programming, food, friends, and more!

GesherFest is our annual Fall convention for pre-teens in USY.

GesherFest is open to all Jewish pre-teens, 5th – 7th graders. The weekend will be fully staffed (1:8 ratio) by CHUSY staff, including your synagogue and chapter advisors. We will observe Shabbat, eat delicious kosher food, meet new people, engage in social events, take an incredible field trip to the Kalahari Water and Amusement Park, and have a wonderful social weekend with camp, synagogue, and new friends!

The price will include all meals, snacks, lodging, programming and transportation. 

Scholarships will be available, please don’t let cost stop your teen from attending. Scholarship forms are embedded in the registration and be sure to ask your local synagogue as well.

*Transportation will be provided from Chicago, Northbrook, Milwaukee and Madison for local participants and from the Madison airport for participants atteninding from outside of CHUSY region. 

COVID Protocols will be determined by the USY Medical Committee in accordance with CDC guidelines.  We currently require all participants to be fully vaccinated to attend.