FRUSY is PSC’s award-winning USY chapter, which is organized into three age-based groups:
- FRUSY, serving 8th-12th grade students
- Kadima, serving 3rd-7th grade students
- K’Tantanim, serving Kindergarten-2nd grade students
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.
USY is divided into three levels: the Chapter, the Region, and International. PSC’s USY chapter, FRUSY, gives our teens the opportunity to organize a variety of social, educational, religious, and tzedakah (charity) programs throughout the course of each year. USY’s peer-based leadership structure means that our teens have agency to build their own Jewish community by organizing events they would like to attend. Building a sacred kehillah (community) is at the heart of all of our youth groups. FRUSY is here to serve not only PSC, but also the wider community through service initiatives and tzedakah projects.
Our chapter is part of the New Frontier region which consists of Northern California and Nevada. Learn more about New Frontier Region USY. On the regional level, you can attend Kinnusim (weekend retreats), dances, service projects, and more with members of other synagogues chapters!
Seventeen different regions across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico make up International USY, with offices located in New York. The programs that are run through the International office include International Convention, USY on Wheels, Israel Pilgrimage, Etgar, USY High, NATIV, HeHalutzim, 613 Mitzvot Club, and the Abraham Joshua Heschel Honor Society. Learn more about International USY.
Members of our award-winning chapter have many opportunities to attend bi-weekly and monthly events, meet other Jewish teens and even serve on the chapter, regional, or international boards!