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Israel Resources

We want to support your local programming and Israel education. See below for leadership training resources that will help you bring a love of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel) into your chapter.

Strengthening Chapter Leadership

We want each chapter to feel like they are part of a larger community of Israel educators, advocates, and leaders.

In order to do this, we are building relationships with chapter Israel Affairs Vice Presidents (IA VPs) through:

  • Leadership calls
  • Increased communications on email and social media
  • Greater program resources

Contact [email protected] to be added to our email list and feel free to ask any questions you may have about being a leader in USY!

Internal Resources


Curated by teens, Hahadashot (The News) is our Facebook group that connects Israeli events and culture to daily life. Join for:

  • Up-to-the-moment current events information
  • Discussions and friendly debates with other USYers about hot topics in Israel
  • Latest Israeli songs and dance
  • Recipes



Takshivu (Hebrew slang for listen up) is our web series, made by USYers for USYers, about Israeli culture, history, technology, geography, cuisine, and more.

Want to contribute to TakshivuPlease email your full name, region, and a description of your video idea to [email protected].


Click here to join and share something with the group!

External Resources

Below is a list of helpful sites and organizations for Israel-related learning and advocacy outreach.

The following list was compiled to provide USYers with a range of educational and advocacy resources. USY does not endorse any of these organizations.

StandWithUs is committed to supporting and promoting Israel around the world through education outreach and combating anti-Israel bias. Their extensive fact and opinion based resources can be found by clicking their logo. For StandWithUs’s overview of Israel’s history, conflicts, and more, click here.

Committed to securing Israel as the democratic and national home of the Jewish people, J Street advocates for policies that advance shared U.S./Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, with the goal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Israel Project, or TIP, is a non-partisan American education organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel and the Middle East in an objective way. 

The American Israel Political Action Committee, or AIPAC, is a bipartisan organization, whose mission is to strengthen, protect, and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship, enhancing the security of both countries.

AIPAC events bring together the pro-Israel community to learn, debate, and talk about political issues relevant to the continued vitality of the American-Israel relationship. Additionally, they hold an annual policy conference in Washington D.C.

Rav Siach (the Hebrew word for multiparty discourse) allows Conservative/Masorti congregations and Masorti communities in Israel to connect and form relationships. Created by the Masorti Movement in Israel and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, this program aspires to cultivate a dialogue between communities centered around key issues confronting them.

Makom Israel is an educational site created by the Jewish Agency, the organization that coordinates Israel’s relationship with Jewish communities in the diaspora.

The iCenter, which provides several Israel education materials, is the national hub and catalyst for building, shaping, and supporting the field of Israel education.

Encounter Israel is a non-partisan educa­tional orga­ni­za­tion culti­vating informed and construc­tive Jewish lead­er­ship on the conflict. 

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