Close to 1,000 teens from all across the U.S. and abroad gathered at the United Synagogue Youth (USY) 66th International Convention held in Dallas last month, for four days of Chanukah celebrations, Jewish learning, leadership training and hands-on social action. Among them was a delegation from the Hanefesh region, which encompasses Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The Hanefesh delegation included: (front row, l to r) Emily Anfang (Longmeadow, Mass.), Jacob Silverstein (West Hartford), Hallel Shapiro-Franklin (Woodbridge); (back row, l to r): Claire Siege (Amherst, Mass.), Hadas Seltzer (Northampton, Mass.), Zoe Friedman (West Hartford), Sydney Weiser (West Hartford), Sarah Cohn (West Hartford), Emma Glick (Westport). Photo credit: Adrian Baird, Endless Entertainment.