#myUSYfisummer Program Catalog

Come join us for exciting virtual programming all summer long! #MyUSYfiSummer is open to all Jewish youth entering 5th grade through the Class of 2020.

#MyUSYfiSummer consists of two overall categories of programs: All-Access and Premium. To gain access to All-Access Programs, register on Regpacks by paying the $99 flat fee for six weeks of programming. All-Access Pass programming will be recorded for passholders who are unable to make it to a program but still want to participate. To gain access to Premium Classes, please read the description to find the separate program fee, and sign up on Regpacks.

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All programs are listed in EDT. Please find our program catalog below, and click here to register!

How To Become a Tour Guide

Hey, 8th graders-Class of 2020! Have you spent the days of quarantining on walks in your neighborhood and discovered new places you didn’t know existed? Have you spent your days wishing you could travel and visit somewhere else? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this chug is for you! Over a series of four 1-hour sessions, you will learn how to properly lead a tour and develop your own tour either of your neighborhood or of another place you want to learn more about. Learn techniques related to public speaking, engaging participants, managing crowds, and crafting a narrative around geographical space. Taught by qualified tour guide, Tova Perlman.

Program Date(s):
Tuesdays at 1 PM - Starting July 7th for 4 weeks

The Old City of Jerusalem – Theatrical Tour

Join USYers in Grades 9-Class of 2020 as we tour Jerusalem and meet various characters from different periods of time who lived in the neighborhood, each with their unique story.

Program Date(s):
Monday July 13th, 2-3 PM

From King David to King Herod: How the Small City of David Grew Through the 1st Millennium BCE and Dazzled the Roman Empire

Watch the modest Canaanite city of Jerusalem grow and expand before your eyes through aerial shots, underground tunnels, and video models reconstructing the ancient city. Understand the most important and contentious findings in Biblical archaeology as we bring to life some of the most famous moments in Jerusalem’s biblical history. Marvel at the greatest technological and architectural achievements of ancient Jerusalem from Solomon to Hezekiah to Herod and more! This program is for USYers in Grade 9-Class of 2020.

Program Date(s):
Monday July 27th, 2-3 PM

Tel Aviv: The Birth and Growth of the First Hebrew City

Though Jerusalem is the eternal Jewish capital, Tel Aviv is the first Jewish city from its inception to today. This tour looks at the stories of the people who left their mark on the city and the stunning architecture that reflects the values of Israel’s cultural capital.

Program Date(s):
Monday August 10th, 2-3 PM

Game Show Showdown

Play your favorite games/game shows online with your USY friends. If you love games, love to laugh, are in grade 7-Class of 2020, and want some good competition, this is the program for you! Join us as often as you want, with new games each week, always featuring excitement and fun!

Program Date(s):
Thursdays from 1-2 PM

Sourcing Sustainably and Composting

Making your everyday life more sustainable and earth-friendly! Whether it’s small things like buying eggs in recycled cardboard containers rather than styrofoam, using reusable shopping bags, or even just buying a sustainable toothbrush or floss, there are many things you can do in your everyday life to make the world a better place. We will even do a lesson on the how, why, and what of composting. Everyone from 5th grade-Class of 2020 is invited!

Program Date(s):
Tuesday July 7th, 3-4 PM

College Admission Case Studies: Be an Admissions Officer for a Day!

Join the President of One-Stop College Counseling and Certified Educational Planner, Laurie Kopp Weingarten, as she leads you through a mock admission committee in Part 2 of her series. Participants will review sample college applications, join a breakout “admissions committee,” and learn first-hand about the important factors that shape a student’s candidacy. This exercise will highlight the complexities of the admission process and the importance of creating a strong application and conclude with valuable insights into how to increase your chances of acceptance.

Program Date(s):
Tuesday, July 21, 1-2 PM

College Admissions 2020: The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

Over the last few years, the college admission process has been changing rapidly. What’s recommended, required, or preferred seems to always vary, and now with COVID-19, colleges seem to be adjusting their policies almost daily! Join Certified Educational Planner and President of One-Stop College Counseling, Laurie Kopp Weingarten, as she walks you through the current state of college admissions and provides pointers on how to increase your chances of acceptance during this unprecedented time. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Program Date(s):
Tuesday, July 7, 1-2 PM

Boy Band Dance Party!

It’s been said that the best way to blow off steam during the pandemic is by jamming out to One Direction. Come dance with your friends to One Direction, the Jonas Brothers, NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and more! Open to grades 5-Class of 2020!

Program Date(s):
Monday July 20th, 4-5 PM

Middle East Unmasked

Led by Neil Lazarus, this webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the week’s news in Israel and the Middle East. Expect to discuss topics such as the current administration’s “deal of the century”, the threat from Iran, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, the crisis in Syria and Egypt, Lebanon, the future of territories, and the tensions within the Israeli Government. This webinar is for USYers in grades 9-Class of 2020 and will be fun and interactive!

Program Date(s):
Thursday, July 9th, 1-2 PM