USY provides our teens with a foundation for life through Judaism and friendships.
United Synagogue Youth, or USY, is an international organization of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. USY provides a local place for teens in grades 7-12 to get together in a safe supervised Jewish environment. We provide leadership opportunities, social action opportunities, religious experiences and Israel awareness. Our chapter hosts a monthly Shabbat dinner and speaker on the first Friday of every month as well as social events throughout the month. We also provide the option for our members to participate at the regional level, which includes weekend retreats, dances, leadership roles, and an annual convention. On the international level there are summer trips in the USA as well as Israel, a convention, leadership roles and specialized interest groups. Most USYers stay active in Jewish life through college and as adults because it has become so much a part of who they are.
The CBI chapter is the 3rd largest in the far west region, which consists of 40 chapters covering 6 states. We have several chapter members on our regional board and over the years have had regional cabinet members as well (including one now).
Download the Membership forms which are required for USYers to participate in all chapter and regional events.