Chapter Staff

Need information on your local events, chapter membership, convention transportation, or scholarship? Please be in touch with the amazing SWUSY USY and Kadima youth directors, advisors, Rabbis, and volunteers. Click on a name to send an email!

Austin, Texas

AAUSY – Congregation Agudas Achim

Pheobe Raileanu, Advisor

Dallas, Texas

CATUSY – Congregation Anshai Torah (Plano)

David Kuchinsky, Advisor (USY)

RASHI USY – Congregation Beth Torah (Richardson)

Katie Rifkin, Advisor

ZOHAR USY – Congregation Shearith Israel (Dallas)

El Paso, Texas

BZUSY – Congregation B’nai Zion


Fort Worth, Texas

FWUSY – Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Karen Silverberg, Advisor (USY & Kadima)


Houston, Texas

CBSUSY – Congregation Brith Shalom (Central)

Erin Lepselter, Asst Education Director (USY & Kadima)

CLUSY – Congregation Shaar Hashalom (Clear Lake)

Laureen Izygon, Advisor (USY & Kadima)

HOUJEW – Congregation Or Ami (Katy)

Murray Adelstein, Director of Education and Youth (USY & Kadima)


Metarie, Louisiana

CCUSY – Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation

Deborah Mintz, Education Director (USY & Kadima)


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

SOONER USY – Emanuel Synagogue

Jeff Goss, Youth Director (USY & Kadima)


San Antonio, Texas

SAUSY –¬†Congregation Agudas Achim

Jessica Peden, Advisor (USY)


If you have any trouble finding the right person to contact, please be in touch with SWUSY Regional Director, Jacki Honig.