Avi Lyons (left) and Joel Rittenberg, members of Congregation Etz Chaim’s Sababa USY chapter, hold certificates recognizing their chapter as a nominee for Chapter of the Year and as the international chapter winner for excellence in social action and tikkun olam (repairing the world) during United Synagogue Youth’s international convention in Baltimore at the end of December. During the convention Jacq Flash of Atlanta was inducted into USY’s Abraham Joshua Heschel Honor Society, recognizing her commitment to the study of Torah, prayer and acts of lovingkindness.

Photo by Jackson Krule for USY