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Torah Bytes

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 have included:

  • LGBTQ issues
  • The death penalty
  • Gun control

Join A Session

Participate in Torah Bytes webinars by computer or phone. Each webinar is open to all USYers and no registration is necessary.

Though we encourage you to join every webinar, each Torah Bytes session focuses on a self-contained topic and discussion, so participating occasionally won’t impact your understanding.

To participate, follow us on Facebook, where event log in instructions and topic information will be posted one week in advance of the session.

Torah Bytes webinars take place from March through June and from September through December.

Have an idea for a webinar topic?

For suggestions and other questions, please contact your International Religion/Education Vice President at [email protected].

Upcoming Sessions

September 26, 2018 | 9:15 pm EST | Understanding the Power of People in the Talmud

October 8, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | Why Do We Choose Conservative Judaism?

October 17, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | What Is Kashrut?

October 24, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | Sports and Competition in the Torah

November 1, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | The Torah Behind Dress Code

November 11, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | Who Is G-d?

November 18, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Why Should We Care About Social Justice?

December 4, 2018 | 9:15pm EST | The Relationship Between Jewish Clothing Items and Pride


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. 


2018 Torah Bytes Fellows

Camryn Friedman, CHUSY

Andrew Scott, CHUSY

Tobey Lee, Far West

Noah Kamens, Hagalil

Noam Benson-Tilsen, Hanefesh

Emily Chargo, METNY

Sam Bloch, NERUSY

Avishai Infeld, Pinwheel

Talia Armoza, Seaboard

Gabriel Kanter-Goodell, Seaboard

Rachel Robin, Seaboard

Ben Topol, Seaboard

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