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For more than 55 years USY Summer Experience has provided life changing summer travel opportunities for Jewish teens. Our trip destinations include North America, Israel, Europe, and beyond, opening participants eyes to new places, new experiences, and different cultures all over the globe. Now it’s your turn, see where it takes you!

USY Summer Experience brings together Jewish teens from across North America who forge incredible bonds that last a lifetime through living and traveling together.

USY provides an exciting, fun way for teens to explore and develop their Jewish identities. On USY summer programs teens experience the beauty of Shabbat, learn about the power of Tzedakah, and gain inspiration through creative prayer and engaging, interactive learning opportunities.

What They’re Saying About USY Summer Experience

David and Diane Sacks

Parents

Israel Pilgrimage/ Poland Seminar

We have seen an inexplicable change in our daughter. The stories we heard are testament to how this seems to have been a life changing experience.

Noa Silverstein

Teen

Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage

Going on Pilgrimage was the best experience of my life and shaped me into the person I am today.

Jenny Gurev

Teen

Israel Pilgrimage/ Poland Seminar

The moment that we arrived in Israel brought tears to my eyes. Stepping off the plane, as the sun was rising I took my first breaths and steps in the land of Israel. Words cannot describe the safe, homey, and thankful feelings I felt.

Michael Korsh

Teen

Eastern Europe/ Israel Pilgrimage

I learned about our Jewish past, by experiencing Jewish life in Prague, Berlin, and Poland, before and after the Holocaust, experienced our Jewish present, by witnessing and participating in Jewish life in every corner of Israel, and connected to our Jewish future by reaffirming my Jewish faith and creating a lasting connection to Israel.

Aria Gittelson

Teen

L’Takayn Olam

I now see Israel as more than just a vacation spot, its home. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into its ground and I feel connected to it.

Shira DuBow

Teen

“Classic” USY on Wheels

Being Jewish to me wasn't a big deal, but when all 42 of us stood in a circle every Saturday night and ended Shabbat with Havdalah it changed my life. The feeling that I get is surreal when we all sing together. It brings us together as a family.

Parker Lewin

Teen

“Classic” USY on Wheels

[USY on Wheels is an] amazing, life-changing, eye-opening experience, and a way to not just make new friends, but a new family.

Erielle Warshowsky

Teen

“Classic” USY on Wheels

It was a mind-opening, indescribable experience and I wouldn't change it for the world. I met so many amazing people and strengthened my Jewish identity.

Lindsay Uffer

Teen

“Classic” USY on Wheels

I learned a lot about the country and Judaism but most importantly about myself.

Dalit Berlin

Parent

“Classic” USY on Wheels

My child developed deep relationships and was guided by the staff so well in prayer, ruach, social action, acceptance and inclusion, warmth, and friendship. This was a great experience.

Carrie Leifer

Parent

“Classic” USY on Wheels

I am glad that he had the chance to bond with other Jewish kids and staff in a fun environment. This way when he goes off to college and beyond, he will feel a stronger connection to Judaism and seek out Jewish connections.

Debbie Limer

Parent

“Classic” USY on Wheels

[USY on Wheels] was without a doubt the best summer of his life. How many teenagers get to daven in three national parks with other teenagers, willingly? Since he got back he tells me there isn’t a day that he doesn’t think about the trip and the friends who he made. Wheels may be over, but he has the memories of a trip most kids can only dream about.

Frann Setzer

Parent

L’Takayn Olam

This trip gave my son the opportunity to explore what it means to be Jewish- the history and tradition of our people and the importance of Israel.

Ilyse and Barry Leibowitz

Parents

Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage

When we speak to our daughter we can hear the glow in her voice as she describes not only the excitement of physically being at the historic sites, but the emotional connection she is feeling with her new friends…We feel so grateful to have been able to give this opportunity to our daughter, as she will carry these memories with her always.

92%

of teens said the traveling with USY made them more confident and proud to be Jewish

97%

of teens & parents found the summer staff warm and helpful

100%

of teens & parents felt that USY created a safe environment and made participant safety a priority on trips

98%

of teens felt traveling to Israel with USY increased their love and appreciation for the Jewish homeland

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