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Clubs & Honor Societies


A Club all about Israel…

HeChalutzim (Pioneers) is the USY Israel interest group. For only $10, any USYer can join, and along with that get the ChalutzonChalutzim’s newspaper; a membership card; and into any Chalutzim meetings throughout the year. For information please see your chapter or regional Israel Affairs Vice President.


Heschel Honor Society

A Club all about Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Hasadim…

The Abraham Joshua Heschel Society is a group of teenagers who are the core of USY. USYers in the Heschel Society receive the Heschel newsletter, Bo’er Ba’esh, a special bronze pin only given to Heschel members, and Heschel members also get to participate in special activities open only to Heschel members.

To become a member, a USYer must show and active involvement in these three aspects of Jewish life: two hours of supervised Jewish study per week, congregational prayer at least four times a month, three of which should be on Shabbat, and once a month, a community service project. For information please see your chapter or regional Religion/Education Vice President.


613 Mitzvah Corps

A Group With a Goal of Helping the World…

What is the 613 Mitzvah Corps you may ask? Well, the 613 Mitzvah Corps is the SA/TO Club within USY. When thinking about world issues, it can be difficult figuring out where to begin to take action. There can be so much information available that it’s overwhelming. That is where 613 Mitzvah Corps steps in; the goal of the club is to provide members with the tools to take action. The 613 Mitzvah Corps is an advocacy club for USYers who are interested in getting involved and making a difference.

It is also very easy to sign up and become a member. All you have to do is pay $6.13 for a yearly membership, or a generous $61.30 for a lifetime membership.

When you join:

  • Your donation will help Jews all over the world!
  • You set an amazing example of giving tzedakah that others can follow.

You are probably wondering what your small $6.13 can do to help another person. Well, just if you were curious, here is a small list of the things $6.13 can buy for a needy person:

  • 5 Boxes of Pasta
  • 2 Loaves of Bread
  • 6 Apples
  • 2 Bottles of Shampoo
  • 4 Bars of Soap
  • 2 Tubes of Toothpaste
  • 2 boxes of Band-Aids

Now do you understand? Although it is just $6.13, it can go a long way in helping another person. Now, set a goal for yourself:

How do I join?

When registering for your next convention check off the “join 613 mitzvah club” and your in! Or ask your regional SA/TO or a SA/TO RGB

(“613 Mitzvah Corps” description paraphrased from international USY)