NERUSY is an acronym for the New England Region United Synagogue Youth region of United Synagogue Youth, or USY. NERUSY covers eastern New England including eastern Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. The NERUSY Regional Director is Joyce Juda. The Regional Office is located in Newton, Massachusetts.

Regional Board 2008-2009

  • President: Aaron Gillman
  • Religion and Education Executive VP: Charlene Thrope
  • Israel Affairs and Programming VP: Adam Briscoe
  • Social Action and Tikun Olam VP: Becca Goldstein
  • Membership and Kadima VP: Mike Zissman
  • Communications VP: Corey Robins


Chapters are the smallest division of USY. Regions are composed of many chapters, and each chapter usually stems from a specific conservative synagogue. Each chapter has its own board, elected by the other USYers in the chapter at the end of each school year. The chapter Temple Reyim USY (TRUSY) won the International USY Award for "Best Chapter Communications" at IC 2007[2].

Chapter Name/City Synagogue
Andover/Lowell Congregation Beth Israel</td>
Brockton Temple Beth Emunah
Brookline Kehillath Israel
Canton Beth Abraham
Chestnut Hill Temple Emeth
Chestnut Hill Congregation Mishkan Tefila
Framingham Temple Beth Sholom
Holliston Temple Beth Torah
Leominster Congregation Agudat Achim
Lexington Temple Emunah
Natick Temple Israel
Needham Temple Aliyah
New Bedford Tifireth Israel Congregation
Newton Temple Reyim
Newton Center Temple Emanuel
Peabody Temple Ner Tamid
Randolph Temple Beth Am
Sharon Temple Israel
Stoughton Ahavath Torah
Stoughton Ahavath Torah
Wayland Congregation Or Atid
Westboro Beth Tikvah
Worcester Congregation Beth Israel
Bangor Congregation Beth Israel
Portland Temple Beth El
New Hampshire
Nashua Temple Beth Abraham
Rhode Island
Cranston Torat Yisrael
Providence Temple Emanu-El
Warwick Temple Am David


  • Encampment- A week at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA at the end of August. It is considered the kickoff event of the new year.
  • Spring Convention- A weekend long convention in May that includes the election of the new regional executive board.

NERUSY Regional Song

We come from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
Down south there's Rhode Island, she sure adds to our fame
We're known through the nation as the region with the zest
We are New England region, the region that is best
(President's name)'s little region has ruach ruach
(President's name)'s little region has lots of fun
(President's name)'s little region has spirit spirit
(President's name)'s little region is number 1
We sing all day, we sing all night
(President's name)'s little region is out of sight
This is our region, she is grand
This is our region, NEW ENGLAND!

President: Hey NERUSY how do you feel?
Everyone: We feel good. Oh we feel so good. Alright alright alright alright. Awesome awesome awesome awesome.


  1. Browse Chapters in NERUSY ** USY Chapter Yellowpages
  2. Temple Reyim USY - TRUSY

External links

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