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Torah Bytes is a series of webinars that connect USYers from across North America to examine and discuss contemporary topics through the lens of Jewish texts and values. 

Past topics include:

  • LGBTQ issues
  • The death penalty
  • Modesty in Conservative Judaism
  • Gun control

Join A Session

Participate in Torah Bytes webinars from the comfort of your own bedroom by computer or phone.

Sessions take place from March through June and from September through December. Follow us on Facebook for links to upcoming sessions, posted one week in advance.

Have an idea for a webinar topic?

For suggestions and other questions, please contact your International Religion/Education Vice President at

Become A Torah Bytes Fellow

Every year, a Torah Bytes Fellowship is awarded to one or more USYers in each region through a competitive application process. Fellows acquire new skills sets and grow in several areas including:

  • Leadership
  • Organization and planning
  • Communication
  • Ability to work with others
  • Jewish knowledge and engagement

 Fellows are responsible for:

  • Creating and running Torah Bytes webinars
  • Recruiting USYers and other Jewish high-school students to the program
  • Publicizing sessions on social media

Applications for the fellowships are currently closed. Please check back in 2018.

2017 Torah Bytes Fellows

CRUSY: Sam Arnold

EMTZA: Kayla Goldenberg and Eitan Weinstein

Far West: Noa Kligfeld and Kyle Burns

Hagalil: Matan Kogen, Shoshana Scheinberg, and Sarah Schornstein

Hanegev: Alan Imar and Danielle LeVine

NERUSY: Ben Leikind

New Frontier: Jonathan Dombro

Pinwheel: Mark Lamin

Seaboard: Jessie Cohen and Ilan Cohen

SWUSY: Mirah Gordon

Tzafon: Michale Schueler

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