Or Shalom Youth – USY and Pre-USY Programs

Or Shalom Youth is a vibrant, successful organization dedicated to the Jewish youth of London. Our staff is comprised of energetic students from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and equally energetic alumni of our youth groups.
Our goal is to provide our youth with Jewish cultural and social experiences that are entertaining and enlightening. Our programs are filled with much laughter, ruach and, of course, food.
Or Shalom Youth is a member of the youth section of the Ontario Region of Conservative Judaism. As members of the Ontario Region, our youth groups share in the opportunity and excitement of participation in regional conventions attended by their peers from all over Ontario.
Or Shalom Youth is divided into four separate groups, according to age. Our groups consist of Shorshim for 3 to 6 year olds, Nitzanim for children in grades 1 to 3, Pre- Kadima for children in grades 4 & 5, Kadima for children in grades 6 to 8, and USY for students in grades 9 to 12. Each age group participates in a diverse range of incredible programs.
Our USY (United Synagogue Youth) group is proud to be called LOUSY (London Ontario United Synagogue Youth).
LOUSY is anything but lousy. Contrary to what the name implies, our USY’ers are a talented group of fun loving young adults who lead by example. Their ruach and commitment to community, Tikkun Olam and Jewish values is wonderful.
LOUSY has its own elected executive which plans all of its own programs, under the supervision of our USY advisors. USY typically meets twice per month, at various times. The annual membership fee of $60 for members of Or Shalom, $75 for non-members, goes toward USY’s great programs.
Attending any of our youth group programs is sure to provide a fun Jewish experience.