USY Announces Winners of its 2016 Annual Awards for Excellence, Naming New Jersey’s Marlboro Jewish Center as Chapter of the Year

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USY Announces Winners of its 2016 Annual Awards for Excellence, Naming New Jersey’s Marlboro Jewish Center as Chapter of the Year

Posted on November 21, 2016

Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Maryland and Moriah Congregation in Illinois Recognized for Programming November 21, 2016—United Synagogue Youth (USY) announced today the winners of its annual awards recognizing local USY chapters that demonstrate excellence across the organization’s major areas of focus: social action/tikun olam, religious education, Israel education, membership, and communications. Marlboro Jewish Center in Continue Reading »

USCJ Announces USY Reorganization to Strengthen Its Member Congregations’ Capacity for Teen Engagement

Posted on September 13, 2016

Double the Amount of Staff in the Field and Centralized Operations New York, NY, September 13, 2016 – The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) announced today a reorganization of its youth movement, United Synagogue Youth (USY), to better achieve USY’s mission of helping kehillot (sacred communities) empower Jewish youth to develop leadership skills, a Continue Reading »

USY Announces Winners of its 2015 Annual Awards, Including Ruth Messinger as Recipient of Inaugural Abraham Joshua Heschel Society Award and Congregation B’nai Amoona of St. Louis as Chapter of the Year

Posted on December 30, 2015

New Class of Inductees to the Abraham Joshua Heschel Honor Society Also Announced December 30, 2015—United Synagogue Youth (USY) announced today the winner of its annual awards, including the first-ever Abraham Joshua Heschel Society Award which was given to Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), for her lifetime of service to humanity Continue Reading »

United Synagogue Youth’s 65th Annual International Convention in Baltimore to Focus on Empowering Teen Advocacy

Posted on December 7, 2015

More than 700 Hundreds Teens Will Engage in Social Justice Projects for Local Community New York, NY, December 7, 2015 – This December 27-31, more than 700 teenagers from United Synagogue Youth (USY) will gather in Baltimore, MD to celebrate, learn and give back at USY’s 65th International Convention. A program of The United Synagogue Continue Reading »

Kansas City Educator Named New Regional Youth Director of USY’s EMTZA Region

Posted on May 11, 2015

United Synagogue Youth (USY) is excited to announce the appointment of the new EMTZA Regional Youth Director, Ethan Helfand. A native of Leawood, KS, Helfand will engage, mentor, and inspire the 400 teens in EMTZA region, which encompasses the majority of the Midwestern United States including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois (with the exception of Chicagoland), Continue Reading »

Northern California Teens Donate More Than 2,000 Pounds of Food to Locals in Need

Posted on May 8, 2015

Jewish teens lead large scale social action project to combat hunger in local communities Over the past year Northern Californian teens spearheaded a long-term social action project to collect 1,800 pounds of food for the hungry and learn about and raise awareness of food insecurity in their communities. Started in May 2014 by United Synagogue Continue Reading »

Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur To Spend Coming Year Working with Jewish Teens

Posted on April 21, 2015

USY Service-Learning Initiative Selects ‘Changemaker’ to Inspire Teens to Make a Commitment to Social Action Matthew Fieldman, an advertising agency CEO who’s won several awards and honors for his work as a social entrepreneur has been named the 2015 “USY Danny Siegel Changemaker-inResidence” by United Synagogue Youth. Over the course of the year Fieldman will Continue Reading »

Teens Across North America Commemorate Yom HaShoah by Inviting Holocaust Survivors Into Their Living Rooms

Posted on April 13, 2015

In the first large-scale effort in the U.S. and Canada, Zikaron BaSalon, an Israeli program designed to connect young people with the events of the Holocaust in an intimate, informal way, launches as a teen-led initiative NEW YORK, NY–This Yom HaShoah (April 15) for the first time ever, hundreds of Jewish teens  across North America Continue Reading »

Former USYer Speaks to Over 700 Teens About His Experiences with Racism and Calls for Advocacy Amongst Young Leaders

Posted on December 30, 2014

New York, NY (December 30, 2014)– United Synagogue Youth (USY) wrapped up its 64th International Convention this past week in Atlanta, Georgia, drawing on the city’s rich civil rights history for the convention’s educational theme, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” It’s a message that is especially resonant after the recent upheaval over events in Ferguson, Continue Reading »

Seven Hundred-Plus Jewish Teens Gather in Atlanta for United Synagogue Youth’s 64th International Convention December 21-25, 2014

Posted on December 2, 2014

At Five-Day “Party with a Purpose” Young People Will Celebrate Hanukkah, Learn & Bring to Life Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement Through Large-Scale Community Service Projects Highlights include numerous service projects, interactive visits to historic civil rights landmarks, and a massive community-wide holiday concert New York, NY– This December, United Synagogue Youth, one of Continue Reading »