is the place for Jewish teens to discover summer experiences as unique as they are.

Teens and their families can use the site to search among more than 350 programs that appeal to different passions, interests, and backgrounds. From specialty programs focused on surfing and the arts, to social action projects and international travel opportunities, and so many more, there’s a perfect experience for every Jewish teen.

In the past few years, many of our teens have enjoyed several wonderful programs. Take a look at this list.

Save on Teen Summers in Israel

RootOne Vouchers (R1V) for $3,000 are available to current Jewish high-schoolers who participate in one of the Israel travel summer experiences from BBYO, Ramah, URJ (NFTY), USY, Young Judaea, and more!

Vouchers are limited, and are not guaranteed. Eligibility is not connected to financial need or merit. Applications will be sent to participants directly from the individual programs, not RootOne.


USY Summer Experiences

At Bet Torah, we are able to help support our teens’ participation in USY Summer Experiences through the generosity of the Christopher B. Gordon Memorial Fund. Teens who apply and are awarded funds can expect up to one-third of the trip to be covered.

Funds are awarded to Bet Torah members in good standing. The fund supports Conservative Movement travel programs.

Apply to the Christopher B. Gordon Memorial Fund

Applications will be available after Purim. Recipients will be notified by Passover.

Awards are presented at the Zimriyah End of Year Celebration, Sunday, May 22, 2022.

For over 60 years, USY has provided Jewish teens with transformative travel experiences, opening their eyes to new places, different ways of life, and some of the world’s most spectacular sights.

On a USY Summer Experience, you will gain independence and a better sense of self, form lifelong bonds of friendship with teens from across North America, be immersed in other cultures and see the world from a different perspective, develop a deeper understanding of global issues and conflict, repair the world in local communities through volunteer work and service, and discover the joy of Jewish living through fun, meaningful experiences that create a lasting impact.

ISRAEL/EUROPE TRIPS (Previously called “USY Pilgrimage”)

$3,000 RootOne Vouchers available for 2022 USY Israel trips.

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