About usy

USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America.
For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need
to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. USY
empowers youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to
the Jewish People, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful
and fun experiences rooted in Conservative Judaism’s approach to learning, spiritual
expression, and social responsibility. Through year round programming and domestic
and international travel opportunities, USY inspires in teens a deep sense of pride in
and love for their Jewish identity. To learn more, visit www.usy.org.

Our history

Once two separate regions, the communities of EPA and Hagesher have come together to create the new region, EPA/Hagesher USY. With a new Regional Executive Board and Regional General Board, we believe that we are more inclusive than ever before.

What we believe

As a region, we believe in creating a vibrant and meaningful Jewish community within the Southern New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia, and Eastern Pennsylvania areas, as well as establishing a strong connection and relationship with Judaism and the broader Jewish community.