The Jeff Astor Foundation has provided scholarships to send United Synagogue Youth (USY) teenagers on pilgrimage to Israel and Poland.

For over 60 years USY has taken hundreds of teens to Israel and beyond, connecting them to the Jewish Homeland. By experiencing Israel’s beauty alongside their peers, taking part in a variety of fun adventurous outdoor activities , and engaging in interesting educational discussions, teens gain a new appreciation, understanding and love for the Jewish homeland.

A few words of appreciation:

“I am so grateful that you presented me with this life-changing opportunity and contributed to making this summer my most memorable summer ever.”
And from a mom: “You changed my son’s life…He puts on tefillin every day and his Hebrew has really improved. Thank you for making this trip possible for him. He has made life-long friendships. I could not ask for more. Thank you deeply.”

Students on USY pilgrimage