USY (United Synagogue Youth)

What is USY?

United Synagogue Youth (USY) is the official youth organization of Conservative Judaism. Tifereth Israel USY (TIS USY) is a chapter in the Far West Region. The Far West Region spans over 25 synagogues throughout the West Coast. USYers are welcome and encouraged to attend the many events hosted by the region such as Kinnusim (retreats), dances, Far West on Wheels (a three-week bus tour), and the annual regional convention.

Regional Programming

Click here to find out about upcoming regional programming.


About USY at Tifereth Israel Synagogue

TIS USY hosts a diverse range of social, cultural, educational, and religious programming wherein we ultimately strive to instill a rich sense of leadership and community in our Jewish youth.

Email Michelle to learn more about USY at Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

Our Youth Department

  • Machar (tomorrow) is our group for 2nd & 3rd-grade students.
  • Kadima (forward) is our group for 4th through 6th-grade students.
  • Jr. USY is our early teen group for students in 7th & 8th grade.
  • Sr. USY is for our 9th through 12th-grade students.

How to Become a Member

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to consider signing up your child/children to become paid member/s of our Youth Department. Members receive a discount on TIS youth events and only members are eligible to attend Far West regional events.

Download our 2022 2023 USY Membership or pick up a copy in the Social Hall. Please fill out the application and leave the completed form with someone in the front office. You may submit your payment with your form or you may pay for your membership here.

Please Note

For liability purposes, we require that all attendees of our USY events fill out and submit a 2022 2023 USY Membership. This doesn’t mean you have to submit payment to become a member, but simply fill out the form that includes emergency contact information, health records, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Director of Jewish Education and Youth Engagement, Michelle Barbour, or call us at (619) 697‑6001 ext. 109.

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