USY – Pilgrimage

Spend your summer with USY for a complete introduction to the land of Israel. You’ll be exposed to the history and contemporary realities of Judaism and Israel. Climb the fortress of Masada, explore the stalactite caves of Netifim, swim in the waters of the Kinneret, pray at the Kotel, and drink tea in a Bedouin tent on the sands of the Negev desert. You’ll experience these sights and sounds with new friends who share your love of the Jewish homeland

Each co-ed group will include 40-65 USYers, led by five to seven mature professional staff members: a group leader, North American counselors, an Israeli counselor and an Israeli medic. The group leaders and staff are qualified advisors, youth directors, teachers, and rabbis of the Conservative Movement. The support staff in Israel includes a faculty of knowledgeable lecturers, talented tour guides, and other USY personnel. The staff members participate in an intensive training seminar in the United States and are also responsible for preparing educational material that is used over the course of the summer

All trips offer four-weeks traveling in Israel. We offer trips with the option of including one-week in Poland, Italy or Spain and a two-week trip to Eastern Europe/Poland.

Please contact Aviva Tilles, Programs Director.

Contact telephone:
212-533-7800 ext. 1116
Contact Email:
tilles@uscj.org