Beth Jacob Synagogue
USY TeensUSY - United Synagogue Youth

Join USY!

USY is a conservative Jewish youth group for USY grade 9-12 and Kadima grades 6-8. OHUSY is part of ECRUSY (Eastern Canada Region USY) which is a part of OHUSY, a network of hundreds of shuls and tens of thousands of Jewish Students in North America in Israel.

Why Get Involved?

Make new friends from home or around the world
Attend conventions and Shabbatons in Ontario, Quebec and Internationally
Travel to Israel, Europe and the United States with other Teens
Discover your own Judaism
Participate in Tikun Olam (healing the world) projects
Become a Leader

OHUSY stands for Ontario Hamilton United Synagogue Youth. But what do we do?

OHUSY is a warm and welcoming Jewish youth group that organizes one or two programs every month for all Jewish high school students in Hamilton. In these various programs, our members socialize with others, learn about Israel, and participate in religious education and social action fundraisers. OHUSY is looking forward to an exciting second half of the year. We have two more upcoming regional conventions and we are currently planning a split city convention in Hamilton (with an Israeli theme), as well as a program with the Temple Anshe Sholom youth group, making food for Out of the Cold and much much more. For more information email

What is Kadima?

Kadima is a youth group for preteens in grades 6-8 to meet and make friends with people from Beth Jacob, participate in social action programs, religious education, cultural and Zionistic education, and of course AMAZING social activities. What's there to do in Kadima?Enjoy cool social events like lounge nights, ice-cream mixers, film fests, bowling, and more! Hang out in a chill environment with preteens like you!

Are you, or someone you know interested in joining Kadima or USY? Please contact the shul office