The Congregation Beth Shalom USY chapter is called CBS USY. CBS USY
has one of the largest memberships in the Chicago region, and is open to Jewish 9th-12th graders. We sponsor more than 45 programs annually, with a weekly lounge night on Thursday nights to hang out with friends in the Gloss Youth Lounge, as well as Saturday night and Sunday programs. In addition, the CBS Youth Department has started a new Teen Shabbat Service, where teens are invited and encouraged to participate in a teen-led Shabbat service. Programs are planned by a board of USYers with the help of our USY advisor
We also strongly encourage participation in Regional and International Conventions and International summer programs. We always have large delegations attend regional events including a weeklong encampment, various weekend-long KINNUSIM (conventions) and a weeklong International Convention, as well as summer pilgrimages to Israel, Spain, Italy, Poland and Eastern Europe, and the popular USY-On-Wheels Program.
encourages programs that focus on issues of social justice, tzedakah, Israel advocacy, and Judaism as a religion, while developing a strong Jewish identity in our membership and having fun!
Check out our upcoming events
and start having fun with CBS USY!
Meet the CBS USY Executive Board
Being on the USY Executive Board is a great way for teens to develop leadership experience, become more involved in USY as well as the synagogue community, make new friends, and have fun! The CBS USY Executive Board plans all CBS USY programs for the year with the help of the Youth Director and Youth Advisors.
The 2012-2013CBS USY Executive Board:
- Executive Vice President Eli Krule
- Israel Affairs Vice President Leah Susman
- Membership/Kadima VP Josh Hakimian
- Religion/Education VP Kevin Medansky
- Social Action/Tikun Olam VP Jeff Kurncik
- Communications VP Elan Sykes
- Honorary Board Member Arin Kerstein-
Honorary Board Member
At CBS, leadership development is very important, and we are very proud to have a strong presence in CHUSY Region
, with many members serving on Regional General Board and Regional Executive Board. In particular, we would like to mention Elan Sykes and Arin Kerstein who are serving as Regional President and Regional Comunications Vice President, respectively.