United Synagogue of America

The United Synagogue of America was founded in 1913 as the association of Conservative synagogues in North America. It was organized by Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schechter, a Talmudic scholar and spokesman for the Conservative movement. Today, as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, it serves as a resource to its 650 affiliated congregations across North America, helping them to enrich the Jewish lives of their members and fulfilling religious, educational and communal responsibilities. The organization contains administrative divisions for youth activities, Jewish education, adult studies, music, social action, dietary laws, and congregational standards. It is affiliated with the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, The Rabbinical Assembly, and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.