CRUSY is the Central Region of United Synagogue Youth (USY). It is an area wide youth group of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). CRUSY includes local chapter youth groups from parts of Indiana, all of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. CRUSY programs give Jewish teens the opportunity to learn and grow as Jews, have fun and meet other Jewish teenagers. USYers learn about Judaism and Israel, take part in social action projects, give tzedakah, enjoy social programming and have a great time.There are many chapters in CRUSY. The chapters are based in USCJ congregations throughout the central region. Chapter activities often include going to various places in their city or area, such as Whirly Ball, Lazer Tag, bowling, baseball games, Kings Island or Cedar Point as well as volunteering in the community and participating in social action oriented programs. Many chapter programs also take place at the synagogue. Chapter programs are lots of fun. Check out the chapters section of the CRUSY website (CRUSY.org) to find a chapter near you.
During the year, USYers and younger Kadimaniks also have the opportunity to get together for Shabbat. Every two to three months there are conventions when people from all around CRUSY spend a Shabbat weekend together. Going to a regional convention is a great way to meet people from all over our great region.