USY / SHMUSY (9th-12th Grade)

The USY chapter at Anshe Emet is called SHMUSY. We are the only USY chapter in the city of Chicago. SHMUSY is open to all Jewish 9th-12th Graders. We have programmed lounge nights twice a month on Tuesday, and once a month a weekend program. Our programs range from social dessert hops around the city, to social action programs like volunteering with Night Ministry.

SHMUSY is one of the top fundraising chapters in the region raising over $5,000 for Tikun Olam (USY’s Tzedekah Fund). Our USYers also participate in CHUSY Regional programs and conventions. In addition to our regular USY programs our teens also have the opportunity to pray and learn together with monthly Teen Shabbat programming.

SHMUSY has strong chapter participation at all of the regional conventions and USY’s International Convention. We also encourage our USYers to participate in USY summer programs to Israel and across the US.

SHMUSY is committed to its social action, Israel education and Jewish programming. Our programs are planned by our fantastic USY board members who work hard on creating fun and exciting events for their peers.

Check out our Facebook group to stay up to date on SHMUSY Events!

Check out our Instagram page

Click here to sign up to become a member.

Meet the USY Board

President- Ava Berkwits
Vice President- Sydney Finkelstein
Social Action Tikkun Olam VP-  Ellie Agulnek
Religious Education VP- David Alperin
Israel Affairs VP- Josh Lazar
Membership/ Kadima VP- Elizabeth Norton
Communication VP-  Katy Phillips
Freshman Representatives- Dalya Lessem Elnecave and Rachel Luban
Honorary SHMUSY Board, CHUSY Region Membership Kadima VP- Jacob Kline
Honorary SHMUSY Board- CHUSY Region President- Ariana Handelman

Other Teen Programming

There are so many fantastic programs for Jewish Teens!