Youth Professionals

Youth Professionals

As a madrich (life coach who mentors,encourages, and engages), you profoundly impact youth. Here you’ll find tools to help as you enables USYers to belong, experience, lead, create and impact.

Communications Assets

Access USY’s brand guide and logos to co-brand your chapter website.

Get Involved Professionally

Get involved with JYDA, the Jewish Youth Director Association. A professional development group for Conservative Jewish youth directors and advisors, JYDA offers conventions, workshops, job placement and guidance and a connection to a large network of Jewish educators.

Apply for a Chapter Engagement and Innovation Grant

In 2018, USY launched the Chapter Engagement and Innovation Grant to encourage groundbreaking programming and innovation within USY chapters. USY distributed $25,000 in grants, with awards ranging from $1,000-$3,000, to 12 chapters around the country to support their individual needs, from one-off programming to additional staff support. Learn about the 2018 winners here.

Check back soon for details for 2019.

If your have  additional questions please contact [email protected].


We are a membership based organization, where membership begins on the chapter level. Chapters are responsible for collecting:

  • Membership information
  • Fees for teens to attend chapter/local events (when applicable)

You are responsible for entering this information, along with dues payments, into the online International USY/Kadima membership system in order for your chapter’s teens to participate in regional and international programming. Failure to do so may hinder your teens’ ability to:

  • Attend events
  • Receive scholarship from regional and International USY
  • Hold regional or international leadership positions
  • Vote in regional or international elections

Access our online membership system

Read our membership system users manual

Download our membership list template

Questions? Email [email protected].