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:
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!
We are committed to fostering a deep engagement with and love for Israel in Jewish teens.
Through year-round educational programming, immersive summer trips, and partnerships with other organizations, we introduce teens to different narratives and opinions to help express and strengthen their Jewish identity, ask questions, and form strong connections to the Jewish State.
See below for ways that you can get involved:
Curated by teens, Hahadashot (The News) is our Facebook group that connects Israeli events and culture to daily life. Join for:
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 Takshivu? Please 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!
Below is a list of helpful sites and organizations for Israel-related learning and advocacy outreach.
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 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.