International Convention – Day 3

International Convention – Day 3

Posted on December 25, 2015

We woke this morning bright and early for an uplifting Shacharit led by one of the Beth Shalom Congregants who used to be a youth advisor, and appreciated the opportunity to relive his glory days. Seeing as it was Christmas today, most of the local tourist attractions were closed which gave us the perfect opportunity Continue Reading »

International Convention – Day 2

Posted on December 24, 2015

After a restful night, we began our first full day of Pre-Convention with an uplifting Shachrit service and making our bagged lunches. We were then off to our jam-packed day in Washington DC. The first stop was to the Spy Museum where the USYers had the opportunity to see if they would be successful spies Continue Reading »

International Convention – Day 1

Posted on December 23, 2015

Our first day of International Convention began with a somewhat long day of travel. All flights arrived safely at either Washington Dulles or BWI throughout the day and after experiencing the local holiday traffic on the ground, we finally arrived at Beth Shalom Congregation to begin our weekend of Pre-Convention together. Cheerful and enthusiastic members Continue Reading »

Happy November ECRUSY

Posted on November 2, 2015

We’ve had quite an exciting start to our 2015-16 year. Our kickoff event at the beach started the year off right with a swim in Lake Simcoe, a picnic, fun games and sports, and some time to reconnect with friends after the summer, and to make some new ones. Although the day was chilly, it Continue Reading »

ECRUSY’s Newest Friendly Face – Lily

Posted on September 3, 2015

ECRUSY welcomes our newest regional staff member, Lily Chapnik! In addition to working with Beth Tzedec as their Teen Engagement Coordinator, she joins ECRUSY as our Regional USY Liaison. Lily will utilize her BA in Jewish Studies and Music from McGill to bring a wonderful sense of ruach to our region. In addition to her Continue Reading »

ECRUSY Sleeps with the Fishes

Posted on March 10, 2014

The Eastern Canada Region of United Synagogue Youth (USY), the middle and high school affiliate of the United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism, slept with the fishes last weekend at the brand new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.  55 members and volunteer staff from ECRUSY chapters across the region attended the event for Kadima (grades 5-7) and Continue Reading »

New Youth Director

Posted on January 4, 2013

I am very pleased to let you know that United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism has appointed Max Marmer as Regional Youth Director (RYD) for the Eastern Canada Region of United Synagogue Youth (ECRUSY). Many of you know Max well and can attest to the strength of his bonds with Kadima and USY and his passion Continue Reading »

IC Boston

Posted on January 4, 2013

ECRUSY had an unbelievable time at IC boston! We kicked off festivities with an unforgettable Pre-Convention with Hagesher and EPA in Peabody, MA at Temple Ner Tamid. We had an amazing time with them! On Saturday night, we met up with all the other regions at the Pre-Con Dance. The next day, we showed our Continue Reading »

ECRUSY’s LTI/Opening Program

Posted on September 28, 2012

Leaders from all over ECRUSY came to Toronto this past weekend to learn and share leadership advice and ideas. It was an amazing learning experience! Afterward, all of ECRUSY met up at Skyzone, an incredible indoor trampolining site. It was an awesome afternoon of fun! We hope to see everyone back at our annual Fall Continue Reading »

ECRUSY at International Fall Board Weekend 2012

Posted on September 28, 2012

This past weekend the Regional Executive Board of ECRUSY met with over 100 other USY leaders from across North America for the International Fall Boards Weekend in Newark, NJ. Each officer had the opportunity to learn from their international counterparts and gain important leadership skills to help them throughout the year to come. The board Continue Reading »