CRUSY, more formally known as the Central Region of United Synagogue Youth is the governing body of United Synagogue Youth, or USY, in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

CRUSY Chapters

CRUSY is split up into 28 chapters throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Name of chapter Details of name City Synagogue
ACUSY Akron USY Akron, OH Congregation Beth El
ADUSY Adat Shalom USY Farmington Hills, MI Congregation Adat Shalom
Adat Shalom USY Adat Shalom USY Pittsburgh, PA Congregation Adat Shalom
AIUSY Adath Israel USY Cincinnati, Ohio Congregation Adath Israel
A2USY A2 stands for Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor, MI Congregation Beth Israel
AGUSY Agudas Achim USY Columbus, OH Congregation Agudas Achim
Derby USY Derby as in the Kentucky Derby Louisville, KY Congregation Adath Jeshurun
BAHM USY Beth Ahm USY West Bloomfield, MI Congregation Beth Ahm
BGUSY Ben Gurion USY Pittsburgh, PA Congregation Beth El
BMUSY B'nai Moshe USY West Bloomfield, MI Congregation B'nai Moshe
BSUSY Beth Shalom USY Pittsburgh, PA Congregation Beth Shalom
BuckUSY Buck as in the Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, OH Congregation Tiffereth Israel
ErieUSY Erie, PA Erie, PA Congregation Brith Sholom
FLUSY Flint, MI USY Flint, MI Congregation Beth Israel
GRUSY Grand Rapids, MI USY Grand Rapids, MI Congregation Ahavas Israel
Indy USY Indy, as in Indianapolis, IN USY Indianapolis, IN Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
JCUSY Jewish Canton USY Canton, OH Shaarey Torah Synagogue
B*JUSY B*nai Jeshurun USY Pepper Pike, OH Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
KAZUSY Kalamazoo, Michigan USY Kalamazoo, MI Congregation of Moses
LEXUSY Lexington, KY USY Lexington, KY Ohavay Zion Synagogue
NHUSY Northern Hills USY Cincinnati, OH Northern Hills Synagogue
OHUSY OHav Shalom USY Cincinnati, OH Congregation Ohav Shalom
ParkUSY Park Synagogue USY Cleveland Heights, OH Park Synagogue
STUSY Shaarey Tikvah USY Beachwood, OH Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
BITUSY Bnai Israel Toledo USY Toledo, OH Temple B'nai Israel
Dayton USY Dayton, Ohio USY Dayton, OH Congregation Beth Abraham
CBSUSY Congregation Beth Shalom USY Oak Park, MI Congregation Beth Shalom


CRUSY holds five conventions yearly. They are: Camp CRUSY, Fall Boards, Fall Kinnus, Specialty Kinnus, and Regional Convention. Camp CRUSY is a Jewish summer-camp experience, with other teens from the region. Fall Boards is a convention dedicated to leadership building within chapter boards. Thus, only chapter board members are allowed to attend. Fall Kinnus and Specialty Kinnus are very similar, as kids are hosted by families within the city that the convention is held, but during Specialty, more emphasis is put on Tzedakah, or charity. Regionals, much heralded as the best convention, is held at a hotel, and encompasses all aspects of the other conventions, but the new Executive Board is elected and installed during the final convention.

A list of conventions during the 2007 - 2008 academic year:

  • Camp CRUSY, Camp Wise, Burton, OH.
  • Fall Boards, BITUSY
  • Fall Kinnus, BGUSY
  • Specialty Kinnus, BSUSY
  • Regional Convention - B*JUSY

2008 - 2009 schedule:

  • Camp CRUSY, Camp Wise, Burton, Ohio.
  • Fall Boards, AIUSY, (Included this year - Freshman Kinnus, a convention run parallel to Boards for only CRUSY Freshmen
  • Fall Kinnus, NHUSY
  • Specialty Kinnus, Derby USY
  • Regional Convention, To be held at the Cleveland Airport Mariott Hotel

International USY also holds a yearly convention during the holiday season, known as International Convention, or IC. Washington, DC, will be the host of the 2008-09 International Convention.

See also

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