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These are program outlines.  For education material, visit Pinat Chinuch or the Educator’s Corner, available through the main Program Bank page.

General Program Ideas

These are programs submitted by Chapter of the Year Nominees. Scroll down to the different program areas for “best of” programs submitted by International Chapter of the Year Nominees.

“Best of” programs from nominated Chapters of the Year can be found under USY’s key programing categories: Israel, Religion/Education and Social Action/Tikun Olam. Awards were also given for the “best of” in Membership/Kadima and Communication efforts.

2013 Chapter of the Year Programs

Click on each Chapter to view their Application for International Chapter of the Year! Scroll through to find new program ideas, including “best of” programs!

Congratulations to Beth El Rishon (BERUSY) of Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, MN for winning the 2013 USY International Chapter of the Year!

Archived COTY Applications and programs:

Homemade USY! 

Homemade USY is a monthly International program where chapters submit their best program ideas based on a given theme. A regional winner is chosen from each region and then an International Winner is chosen each month as a featured “program of the month.” Posts on this page depend on whatever chapters end up sending. So, send in your stuff!

See a sample flier here.

 Programming Resources

New Program Ideas

Program Planning Resources

If you are looking for tools for program evaluation, try using Google Forms, a feature of Google Docs which allows for feedback from participants and program planners and calculates the results for you!

Icebreakers, Games and Mixers

Rel/Ed Programs

Check out Pinat Chinuch (Educator’s Corner) for educational sessions as well as the Religion/Education page under “Your USY” for additional Religion/Education program tips, including the i-Daven collection of USY recordings of your favorite Ruach and Tefillot.

Sample Resources Available on the Rel/Ed Page

Social Action/Tikun Olam

Israel Programs

*For Israel online resources, click here

Social Programs

Leadership and Team Building Program

Membership/Kadima Programs

Holiday Programs

*please also visit the rel/ed “Jewish ritual and Holidays How-Tos” page for additional holiday resources, including instructional videos.

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