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USY High

USY High is your way of connecting to Judaism.

From Civil Rights, Broadway, Sports, the Qur'an, photography and MORE!

Want to see how we fit all of this into a Jewish education session?


Where does my registration money go?

The cost for the program is highly underwritten by a generous sponsor, but your $200 includes dinner for every session and all USY High Sessions. USY/Kadima Membership is required, and is part of the USY High costs. Any costs related to trips and USY events are separate.

What are the trips?

Each topic and session build up to the trip, kind of like a capstone of the year. All trips are different, from local to out-of-state and more! The trips all depend on the number of students committed to attending. Learning by experience is such a valuable tool.

What food are we having?

We are amping it up from chicken fingers and fries- some nights might be Chinese, some Mexican or Italian. A great thing about USY High is that this can be tailored to your likes. Let us know what type of food you like, and we can try to make it happen!

What are the classes like?

Classes or sessions will be very informal, mainly discussion based. It also depends on the grade. If 8th grade is focusing on Israeli media, we may watch a short documentary made by an Israeli filmmaker or examine pictures of graffiti on the streets of Tel Aviv. Every session will include a festive dinner!

Each grade goes through the topics of Tikkun Olam, Life After High School, Israel, and the Trip.

Each grade has a theme: 8th grade is Israeli Modern Culture, 9th grade is Activism and Social Justice, 10th grade is Interfaith exploration, 11th grade is College Prep, and 12th grade is Legacy and Reflection. Sometimes the grade topics are thrown around to other grades depending on what's going on in the real world.

What happens if I miss a session?

No worries if you miss a session! While we hope you can make every session, we know life is busy. Our structure is set that you can miss a session and not be behind. The more you put in, the more you get out of USY High.

Why should I do USY High?

USY High is a new (going into our 3rd year!) education program that is fun, exciting and what you want to learn.  It’s made specifically for TCS' 8th through 12th grade. While it is a natural next step from Kehillah, USY High is a much more informal setting where our students can learn in the environment that they want. Students will also learn from real life hands on experiences by participating in the trips.

What’s the difference between USY and USY High?

USY is TCS' high school youth group, which will continue offering fun Social and Community-Service programming for our teens. USY High will offer additional engaging and educational opportunities for the same age group. While USY offers monthly events, USY High will meet more regularly - twice a month - and each grade will have a designated USY High trip each year. Both are informal and fun ways for teens to connect, meet friends and be Jewish.

Mon, June 5 2023 16 Sivan 5783