USY’s Mission to Cuba

**Program not available for Summer 2015

Experience the life, culture, and Jewish history of Cuba on this one-week USY Summer Program! Spend the first night in Miami getting to know the group, and then head to Havana for the experience of a lifetime! Look forward to some of the incredible highlights below:

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  • Interact with the Jewish communities of Havana and surrounding provinces
  • Learn about the history of Cuba and its Jewish community
  • Walking tour of Old Havana, experiencing the famous open air-market and its colonial-era streets
  • Meet with artists and art professors from a local community art center and help with painting a mural
  • Day trip to nature preserve Las Terraza
  • Visit to cultural hub of Matanzas
  • Salsa dancing with the local communityCuba 4
  • Tour of a French coffee plantation from the 1800s
  • Visit to Hemingway’s home Finca Viglia
  • See the Patronato, Havana’s largest synagogue
  • Meals with members of the community
  • Shabbat with the local Jewish community

Please note:

  • More information, including a detailed itinerary, will be provided following registration for the program.

Have questions? Want to learn more about this new USY Summer Program?
Contact us at or (212) 533-7800, ext. 1146.

Ready to make your escape with USY?

  • Click here to read more about the day-to-day activities for this group during the Summer of 2014.
  • Click here to complete the 2015 USY Summer Program Preliminary Registration (using our online application tool).
  • Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about USY Summer Programs.
  • If you have any questions or need additional information about this and other USY Summer Programs, e-mail us at