USY has always been committed to providing travel experiences for Jewish teens that are transformative and exciting. We strive to create an environment in which participants can build community, develop their Jewish identity, and explore the world around them in a fun and meaningful way. Throughout the past 65 years, our top priority has always been the safety of our participants and staff. Unfortunately, this meant that due to COVID-19, all Summer 2020 Travel Experiences were canceled.
We hope to resume travel in the Summer of 2021, and are spending every day planning toward that goal. While always keeping health and safety in mind, our team is refining policies and procedures through which we can run our programs, while knowing our environment is not only socially and emotionally safe – but physically safe as well.
Registration for Summer 2021 is now open for Israel travel. We are currently in the process of planning domestic programming for Summer 2021, and will have more information available when we are confident that the programs provided will keep our teens safe and secure. If you are interested in signing up for one of our 2021 Summer Travel Experiences, know that you will be able to do so with peace of mind, as our deposits will be fully refundable – with no penalties – through March 1. As we are continuously updating our programmatic policies, this date may be extended depending on the nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic.