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

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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 »

USY Launches Major Service-Learning Initiative

Posted on May 4, 2014

The “Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence” Program Will Inspire Teens to See Themselves as Change Agents MAY 4, 2014 – United Synagogue Youth is launching a new program to bolster teens’ Jewish identity and their commitment to social justice by providing opportunities to meet and work with people in the forefront of social action, social entrepreneurship, and Continue Reading »

USY Elects New International President from Northern California

Posted on December 30, 2013

DECEMBER 30, 2013 – A passionately Jewish high school student from Northern California has been elected to the prestigious office of 2014 International President of United Synagogue Youth, the North American youth group affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Aaron Pluemer of Sunnyvale was chosen by his peers to lead the 20,000 member Continue Reading »

USY International Convention heads to New Orleans

Posted on December 12, 2013

A MITZVAH IN NOLA! United Synagogue Youth Hosts International Convention in New Orleans December 22-26, 2013 Hundreds of Jewish Teens Spend Holiday Week Doing Good Works Highlights include presentations by USY Alum Andy Fickman, Jessica Abo Media Stars Give High Praise to USY; Credit it with their Success 2013 Convention Celebrates Changemakers New York, NY Continue Reading »

USY Teams Up With Israel Association of Baseball

Posted on September 19, 2013

Here’s a reason to stand up and cheer: United Synagogue Youth (USY) is teaming up with the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) to support the Israeli baseball team at the opening game of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Jupiter, Fla. This historic partnership is being spearheaded by Rabbi David Levy, Continue Reading »

Rabbi Charles Savenor Selected for USY Alumni Award

Posted on May 1, 2013

Award to be presentd at 2012 USY International Convention in Boston USY is pleased to announce that Rabbi Charles E. Savenor, Director of Kehilla (Congregational) Enrichment for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), has been named the recipient of the 2012 USY Alumni Award. In this role, Rabbi Savenor has overseen the development of Continue Reading »