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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 advisors.

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.

CBS USY 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 5777-5778/2017-18 CBS USY Executive Board:
David Zelkowitz

Exec. Vice President
Celia Giles

Israel Affairs Vice President
Becky Jacobson

Social Action / Tikkun Olam Vice President
Eli Shapiro

Religion and Education Vice President
Spencer Sher

Membership Kadima Vice President
Steven Zelkowitz

Communications Vice President
Robbie Weiland

Immediate Past President
Brandon Gitles
Freshman Representatives
Geoffrey Gitles
Brandon Wagner
Board Member At Large
Anat Pissetzky
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 Bari Sigal who is serving on the Regional Executive Board

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