A kinnus is a weekend gathering of young Jews from the entire FarWest Region, which includes USY chapters from Arizona, Nevada, Southern California & New Mexico.
When a synagogue hosts a kinnus, youth stay in a home hospitality setting with members of the local synagogue, typically about 4-6 youth per house. Sometimes a kinnus is hosted at a summer camp, such as Camp Ramah or Camp Alonim, and youth get the summer camp experience during the school year!
Some kinnusim have specific themes: for example, the SATO/Hechal Kinnus (Social Action Tikkun Olam/Israel Programming), or Heschel Kinnus (focused on Torah/learning/study/deep discussion).
Click on the video below to learn more about what you can expect at a kinnus and why you should definitely go!