How can USY benefit your teen?

USY provides a safe, supportive space for teens to:

  • Step away from social and academic pressures of high school
  • Find a sense of belonging in a warm, inclusive community
  • Meet new friends and form lasting bonds through shared experiences
  • Develop confidence and leadership skills
  • Explore and grow into their personal and Jewish identities
  • Experience an authentic and dynamic Judaism
  • Participate in fun and enriching Jewish programming
  • Discover the joy of Judaism and love for Israel
  • Expand their horizons through immersive travel
  • Engage in hands-on learning
  • Give back to their local communities and beyond
  • Gain social action skills needed to make positive change in the world

Kadima, USY’s program for pre-teens.

Kadima (forward in Hebrew) offers pre-teens grades 5-8 (varies by region) the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Stay engaged in Jewish life and learning once Hebrew school is over
  • Experience the joy of Judaism
  • Develop leadership and social skills