Report From New Frontier USY Convention

David Herrera, our CBS Youth Advisor, sent the following report following the Annual New Frontier United Synagogue Youth Convention.


SFUSY_May16Over Memorial Day weekend, nine San Francisco United Synagogue Youth (SFUSY) teens headed up to Santa Rosa for New Frontier USY's annual May Convention. We spent the weekend with 100 other USYers from all over Northern California and Reno, Nevada, learning with and challenging each other. From davening Shacharit to questioning the future of Jewish practice in a technology-driven world, our SFUSY teens displayed the freethinking and discipline that they have worked so hard to develop and build on this year.

The May Convention is the most important convention of the year for our chapter and the region at large. Each year, the USYers of New Frontier elect the Regional Executive Board for the coming year. This year, we are so proud to congratulate SFUSYer India Jeremy, the 2016-2017 New Frontier USY Executive/Programming Vice President! We know that India will serve the region well in her new role, continuing to display the genuine commitment that has compelled her SFUSY service of the past two years. Mazel tov, India! We also say goodbye this year to Josh Horwitz, a graduating member of SFUSY and the outgoing 2015-2016 New Frontier USY Religion/Education Vice President. Josh has made his chapter and region proud this year with his hard work and dedication. All of SFUSY wishes you well in college next year, Josh! Never forget where you've come from!

Lastly, SFUSY is incredibly proud to present Congregation Beth Sholom with the four Regional Awards won by SFUSY this year: Highest Number of Registrants for USY On Wheels 2016 Summer Program; Best Social Action/Tikkun Olam Program, 2015-2016; Best Israel Program, 2015-2016; and Chapter of Excellence, 2015-2016. Thank you to everyone who has helped SFUSY this year; we would not have these awards without you.

May Convention marks the end of the 2015-2016 year for San Francisco USY and Kadima. We will take a break for summer, and begin our 2016-2017 year in September! Be on the look out for invitations and updates following summer break!

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CBS USYers Head To May Convention!

MissionMitzvah_USY_Jan2016Memorial Day Weekend is a big weekend for our CBS United Synagogue Youth (USY) teens!

Friday, May 27 - Saturday, May 29, nine SFUSY teens will head up to Santa Rosa for the annual New Frontier USY Regional May Convention! Together with over 100 other Jewish teens from all over Northern California (and Reno, Nevada), our teens will engage with Judaism in a hands-on, minds-open way, discover ways to reanimate ourselves and our connection to this ancient tradition at the Charles Shultz Museum, and build strong connections to the world and people around us. We cannot wait to bring back what we learn to our CBS community!

We also wish a massive b'chatzlacha to India Jeremy, SFUSY Executive/Programming Vice President as she runs for New Frontier Regional Executive/Programming Vice President! Good luck India, the SFUSY family is all rooting for you!

This is the final regional convention of the USY year as well as the final event for SFUSY and Kadima before we break for summer. SFUSY and Kadima wish to thank everyone who has made this year possible. There are simply too many to name individually, but we are grateful to you nonetheless.

To another great year starting up in August 2016!