USY.  Continuity from B'nai Mitzvah through high school.

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United Synagogue Youth ("USY") builds Jewish leaders through planning religious, Israel, social action, and Tikkun Olam programming in a Jewish social setting. It also provides the foundation for life-long friendships.

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Junior USY
Junior United Synagogue Youth ("Jr. USY") is our Pre/Post B’nai Mitzvah group for 7th and 8th Graders. Junior USY has bimonthly Saturday night social events, participates in Teen Minyans and is invited to some lounge nights with Senior USY. As part of the Far West Region of United Synagogue Youth, Junior USY attends two (2) regional retreat weekends, attended by 150 Junior USYers from around the region.

Senior USY
Senior United Synagogue Youth ("Sr. USY") is a group of 9th – 12th Graders who meet on a weekly basis to enjoy fun and interactive lounge nights, monthly Teen Minyans, and monthly Saturday night events. As part of the Far West Region of United Synagogue Youth, Beth Am Senior USY includes participation in several regional retreat weekends throughout the year, including Encampment and Regional Convention.

Become a member of USY
The membership fee for USY is $80 for Beth Am member families and $95 for non-members. This includes Beth Am Chapter membership, discounts at all chapter events, Far West Regional membership, and International USY membership. See the USY event calendar (coming soon). 

Register for USY.

For more information, please contact the Youth Department, at or call (858) 481-1207