MARLBORO JEWISH CENTER USY was named national chapter of the year for overall excellence, diversity, creativity, and value of programming.
“I am thrilled for our teens, who worked hard for this award,” said MJC’s Rabbi Michael Pont. “The chapter’s leaders are amazing young people who truly enhance Jewish life at our synagogue and beyond. As the rabbi I am so proud and feel blessed to work with such remarkable youth.”
The chapter, known as MUSY, also received three programming awards for excellence in Israel education, social action/tikun olam, and membership.
The award was presented by Rabbi David Levy, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s senior director of teen learning at the fall convention of Hagalil, New Jersey’s USY region. The event was held Nov. 18-20 at Temple Beth O’r Beth Torah in Clark.
The chapter will receive a banner honoring their accomplishments at December’s international USY convention in Dallas.
“We are thrilled to recognize these chapters for their outstanding work engaging Jewish teens locally,” said Levy. “It’s through our dedicated youth staff and kehillot leadership that we are able to truly maximize USY’s impact and reach more teens with our transformational experiences.”
Award winners were chosen by teen regional presidents and the international executive board.
USY is Conservative Judaism’s youth group. With more than 350 local chapters, USY has a membership of thousands of teens throughout the United States and Canada.