Tifereth Israel's
State of the Youth
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As most of you know I'm leaving in the fall to attend Southern Illinois University's PhD program in Philosophy. 

I want to share with you that I'm so grateful to have been part of the revitalization of TIS USY. I'm proud of the progress we've made in terms of membership and it's been my pleasure to witness our USYers' dedication to the program steadily increase. I am certain that Katey Lindley, our new Director of Jewish Education and Youth Engagement, will see to it that we continue on the upward trajectory we've established.

I've had a number of congregants approach me and ask if there's anything I would like as a going-away present. While I appreciate the gesture, I would much prefer it if you'd be so kind as to make a donation to the USY Scholarship Fund in order to ensure that our USYers are able to attend future USY events, leadership retreats, and Kinnusim.

I've learned so much while working here and am honored to have had this opportunity. I will miss all of you very much and plan to stay in touch.  

Contact Information

Email Micah at 

Phone: (619) 697-6001 ext.115
Machar and Kadima Banquet (Grades 2-6)
May 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the wonderful year we've shared together at our Machar and Kadima Banquet. At this event we'll have time to reflect on our favorite memories of the past year and enjoy each other's company before we go our separate ways for the summer.

For more information click here.
Laser Tag at TIS (Grades 4-12)
May 20th, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Join your friends from USY for our annual Laser Tag event at TIS. We'll begin the night with a communal havdalah service and then play different tactical laser tag games. This event is hosted by  Equinox Laser Tag, a mobile laser tag company. 

To register and pay for this event click  here.
USY Sleepover (Grades 6-12)
May 20th-21st, 10:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

After the event we will have a sleepover for our USYers. The sleepover is an additional $5 to cover food costs. If you're joining us please be sure to pack a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, toiletries, and a change of clothes if you have Torah School Sunday.

To register and pay for this event click here.
USY Lounge Night and Meet Katey Lindley 
May 24th, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (Grades 7-12)

At this event we'll continue brainstorming ideas for our rebranding initiative and at 7:00 p.m. Katey Lindley, our new Director of Jewish Education and Youth Engagement, will be joining us so we can get to know her and share with her our vision for the future of TIS USY.

For more information  click  here .
USY Regional Convention (Grades 8-12)
May 26th-29th at Camp Alonim

Regional Convention is an amazing opportunity for USYers to connect with young Jewish leaders from the Far West region, engage in insightful study sessions, and participate in Far West's election process.

For more information click here.