Fall Boards / Freshman Kinnus
Fondly known as "FBFK", this is the convention that starts the CRUSY year off with a bang. FBFK is a convention for our freshmen and our region's leaders, the members of Chapter Boards across the region. For our freshmen, the weekend is filled with programming made just for them, getting them acquainted with CRUSY and each other, as well as giving everyone a taste of all things convention, from home hospitality to amazing CRUSY Ruach. As for the board members, the weekend is filled with leadership training, board meetings for individual positions, and a large group meeting for the “big decisions” like TO (Tikkun Olam aka tzedakah money) allocations.
If you’re on a chapter board (including general board) or if you’re a freshman, this is a convention you will not want to miss!
Our shortest convention, Fall Kinnus is a perfect snapshot of our region, the perfect opportunity for a taste of CRUSY. Spanning from Friday night to Sunday morning, Fall Kinnus has all the convention essentials: eating, praying, singing, dancing, learning, competitions, one night of home hospitality, and a shul-in Saturday night.
Incorporating all of the special aspects of CRUSY that makes it special in one easy-to-attend weekend, Fall Kinnus is the perfect time for you to connect with old friends and make new ones – all while having an unforgettable time!
USY’s International Convention, commonly referred to as IC, is the largest gathering of Conservative Jewish teens. Held annually the last full week in December, the convention moves to a different North American city each year and convenes hundreds of Jewish teens from across North America for five days of celebration, new memories, lifelong friendships, Jewish learning, and giving back to the local community.
Join CRUSY and all USY’s spectacular 16 regions for a magical weekend and an opportunity to experience greater USY!
A first taste of USY, Kadima Kinnus is made for CRUSY's 6th-8th graders. Also attended by chapter presidents and our regional board, USYers help teach middle school students (Kadima'niks) about the wonders of CRUSY.
Our Kadima’niks will spend an enriching weekend in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere with other pre-teens from around our region. The weekend will include an exciting Shabbat experience with singing, learning, and socializing, as well as a fun Saturday night social program.
This is the opportunity to get an early taste of USY, all while making new Jewish friends in a safe, friendly, and well supervised envorinment!
Otherwise known as "Spesh", this early Spring convention open to 8th-12th graders focuses on social action and Israel affairs. Throughout the weekend, Jewish teens from around the Midwest will come together and volunteer around the city with their friends, participate in interactive Israel programs and games, and have tons of fun! Teens will meet new people and make lifelong friendships through this unique Jewish experience. The weekend will be topped off with a fantastic Saturday night program, including dancing, games, and much more!
Join us for a weekend filled with food, friends, service, and, of course, fun!
Senior Retreat is a casual convention that focuses solely on our seniors! It’s a weekend for the senior class to be with each other for one of their last times. This three-day convention offers the seniors time to be with only each other to bond and reminisce over their past years together. It is an AMAZING weekend filled with memories and CRUSY love.
All seniors should come and party for this once in a lifetime experience before they graduate and become #hasbeens
Our last convention of the programming year, Regionals usually takes place in the warmth of a camp. Here we hold elections for our new Regional Board, present awards to exceptional USYers and staff, join in Jewish study sessions, and experience CRUSY at its finest. Planned by our magnificent Co-chairs, his is THE place to reminisce with old friends and new, make lifelong memories, and basque in the CRUSY magic!
Want to see CRUSY at it's core? Regional Convention is it!