Community Events

Mar
26

Sunday, Mar 26th 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Mar
27

Monday, Mar 27th 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Mar
29

Wednesday, Mar 29th 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Mar
30

Thursday, Mar 30th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Apr
2

Sunday, Apr 2nd

Summer Trips (Israel and Other)

USY ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE

For over 60 years United Synagogue Youth (USY) has taken hundreds of teens to Israel and beyond, connecting them to the Jewish homeland. By experiencing Israel’s beauty and power alongside their peers, taking part in a variety of fun adventurous outdoor activities, and engaging in interesting educational discussions, teens will gain a new appreciation, understanding, and love for the Jewish homeland.  

In addition to the basic Israel trip USY offers varying programs including authentic Israeli experiences and social-action focused trips, on which teens can meet and personally touch the lives of Israeli citizens, experiencing the country in a very unique and meaningful way.

They also offer combination trips, where teens can visit part of Europe and explore other significant sights of Jewish history before traveling to Israel. Destinations in Europe include Italy, Poland, Prague, and Germany.

For more information, click here.

 

NESIYA

The Nesiya Summer Program is an Israel experience that combines outdoor adventure, workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts, community service projects, cultural activities and creative Jewish study in Israel.

Participants meet artists, educators, nature guides, activists, and community leaders who work side by side with them creating, exploring, learning and building. They travel through four regions of Israel – the Negev, Galil, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and the Judean Desert – and focus on the origins, development, and role of the land of Israel in the future of the Jewish people.

For more information, click here.

 

Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet

(Friends of the Israeli Scouts) Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet (CVK) is an Israel Program for High School aged teens 15-18, and offers the unique opportunity to have "A Summer in Israel – Israeli Style." For one month, participants are exposed to all that Israel has to offer side by side with Israeli peers and Israeli staff. Come experience and authentic Israeli summer in Israel.

For more information, click here.

 

Young Judaea

Young Judaea specializes in giving teens the opportunity to experience Israel with their peers and explore their Jewish.  Options include YJ Discovery, YJ Italy, YJ Focus, YJ Aquatics, and YJ Machon (for Camp Tel Yehuda alumni only).  More information can be found at Young Judaea’s website.

For more information, click here.

 

USY ON WHEELS

Since 1960, United Synagogue Youth has taken hundreds of teens across North America aboard USY on Wheels. On the cross-continent tour, Jewish teens explore the United States and Canada, discovering new sights and making lasting friendships through their travels. After a summer traveling with USY, 40-50 teens who start out as strangers leave as family.

An intense identity-building experience, USY on Wheels allows teens to travel and live with their peers, providing abundant opportunities for developing independence and personal growth.

The trip also builds Jewish identity, immersing teens in meaningful experiences and discussions that strengthen their understanding of and commitment to Judaism. Participants celebrate Shabbat, find new and fun ways to pray (through yoga, crafts, and more!) keep kosher, and build their own Jewish communities on the road, teaching them that they can find a sense of “kehilla” (community) no matter where life’s travels take them!

USY on Wheels programs are open to teens currently in grades 7-12. Current seventh and eighth grades students are ONLY eligible for Wheels East.

For more information, click here.

 

GENESIS

The Genesis program at Brandeis University is an immersive, experiential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in exploring Jewish thought, culture and identity through the lens of an academic discipline and as part of a vibrant, global community.

Genesis participants choose one of six courses of study in addition to a Jewish studies elective called an “Expedition”. Taught by outstanding faculty, courses and expeditions offer in-depth, hands-on study that take full advantage of the faculty and resources at Brandeis and the greater Boston area.

Participants can expect to gain expertise in their academic course, a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity and powerful friendships with Jewish students from around the world.

For more information, click here.

 

BIMA

BIMA is Brandeis University's summer arts institute for high school students.  Our mission is to guide high school students as they develop their imaginative and artistic faculties and to explore the relevance of Jewish tradition in their lives. BIMA at Brandeis University is committed to the value of a serious and dynamic encounter between artistic expression and Jewish life. We aspire to serve as both a nurturing community and a creative catalyst for this interaction.

BIMA cultivates a vibrant, pluralistic environment for participants to hone their artistic skills, deepen their Jewish knowledge, and ask questions about their identity as young Jewish people committed to pursuing the arts.

BIMA also encourages teenagers to see themselves as active participants in a vital Jewish culture and promotes a reinvigoration of creative expression and artistic imagination within Jewish religious and communal life.

For more information, click here.

 

JUSTCITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The JustCity Leadership Institute is JTS’s award-winning pre-college program, training high school students in the fundamentals of Jewish change leadership in collaboration with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and American Jewish Society for Service.

Each summer, JustCity brings rising juniors and seniors together to live on JTS’s New York City campus, take college-level courses, engage in social justice work, and build community through vibrant Jewish programming.

For more information, click here.