#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!

Circus Arts

Stay at home with the circus! In this class, we will learn a range of safe circus skills. This will include, juggling clowning, a variety of tricks with household (non-breakable) items among potentially any number of skills.

Program Date(s):
Thursday July 9th and Thursday July 16th, 2-3 PM

Pilates-Based Fitness

In this class we will focus on both muscle stability and agility, mainly targeting the core and upper body. The exercises will challenge and strengthen the deep core muscles and develop a deeper understanding of how to activate and use these muscles during other activities.

Program Date(s):
Monday July 6th and Monday July 13th, 4-5 PM

Juggling 101

Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle, but could never find the time? Well, fortunately for us, we have come into an abundance of time and juggling could be in your future! Yes, even over Zoom, I can guarantee that after our session (and some practicing on your own) you, too, will be able to juggle! To participate, all you will need, besides a tiny bit of patience, are three spherical objects — obviously, juggling balls are preferable, but tennis balls, handballs, rolled-up T-shirts, or pairs of socks can also be wonderfully creative home remedies. While the majority of the session will be practice-based, we will also be discussing our lives — how juggling could serve as a metaphor for the many commitments that we balance each and every day. Juggling, while at the surface, is a challenging hobby to master, it is also a meditative art-form through which we can find balance in a complex, dynamic existence.

For 5th grade through the Class of 2020 – bring positivity, patience, and enthusiasm to learn something new! See you there!

Program Date(s):
Thursday July 9 and July 23rd, 3-4 PM

Meditation and Mindfulness: Changing our Internal State

During this crazy time, it can be incredibly rewarding to develop a sense of inner peace, even when the outside world is a little crazy! Through this 6-Week program, we will introduce and discuss various types of meditation and then work through a process based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)–a scientifically proven approach. Through various interactive activities, we will attempt to learn more about ourselves, explore different traditions, and cultivate a sense of inner stillness and joy.

Program Date(s):
Mondays (July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10) from 1-2 PM

Mindful Photography

Throughout this class, 8th graders-Class of 2020 will gain tools to create with a focus on photography through the practice of mindfulness. We will practice how to take our surroundings in, look at family, friends, and community anew, and connect with something greater than ourselves (taking part in Tikkun Olam). By the end of each session, each participant will have a visual creation that expresses different skills and topics we learn. You will have the opportunity to share your creations on the USY website.

Program Date(s):
Mondays (July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10) from 4-5 PM

Krav Maga

StandStrong is a not-for-profit organization with the aim to empower our youth through self-defense. During these tough times, we are delivering our self-defense courses via live webinars. What makes our webinar experience unique is in addition to the lead instructor, we have other instructors watching on screens to provide real-time live feedback to help work on technique and improve form. Our courses provide a great fitness workout alongside our curriculum based on Krav Maga. This will keep you active and healthy whilst learning potentially life-saving skills.

Program Date(s):
Thursdays (July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13) 3-4 PM

Israeli Dancing

For grade 5-class of 2020: Join us for a weekly session of the best sport for the summer. We will learn and dance some of the all-time favorite (and some less known/favorite to-be) Israeli dances! You can join on any week you want, but note that every week will get more advanced.

Program Date(s):
Wednesdays (July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12) 3-4 PM