There are many ways to get involved with USY, from local chapter events at your synagogue to larger regional and international events. All USY programming empowers teens to develop friendships, leadership skills and a deep connection to their Jewish identities.
All-year long, teens can participate in regional/chapter programming such as dances, sports leagues, services days, and weekend conventions that bring teens together from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning to celebrate Shabbat with meaningful prayer and ruach (spirit).
Kadima is for middle-schoolers with programming closely tied to USY, including recreational activities, holiday celebrations, leadership development, weekend retreats, community service projects and more.
As a teen-led organization, teens can run for and be elected to boards, where they acquire leadership skills and learn how to plan and run programming, delegate responsibility and communicate with peers and adults.
There are several ways for teens to get involved within their areas of interest, beyond participation at chapter and regional events, including 613 Mitzvah Corps, Chalutzim Israel Club, Torah Bytes and the Abraham Joshua Heschel Honor Society.