Portland Rishonim is a chapter within the Pinwheel Region of USY. USY stands for"United Synagogue Youth". USY is an International Youth group throughout the U.S. and Western Canada. Within USY, there are 17 different regions. Our Region is the Pacific Northwest Region, also known as the Pinwheel Region. Within the Pinwheel Region, there are 10 chapters spread from Portland Oregon, to British Columbia, Canada. Each Chapter has a Chapter Board consisting of 6 Board Positions. The board positions are; President, Membership and Kadima Vice-President, Religion Education Vice-President, Social Actions/ Tikkun Olam Vice-President, Communications Vice-President, and the Fundraising Vice-President.
In order to be eligible to attend Regional events you must:
-Be a High School student (Gr. 9-12)
*Grade 8's are eligible after January 1st of their Grade 8 year
-Become a member of a chapter in our region
*See Chapters Page to find the chapter nearest you.