Nearly 1,000 Jewish teenagers, educators, and USY staff and alumni recently came together in Orlando, FL for USY’s 68th International Convention.
The largest annual gathering of Conservative and Masorti Jewish teens, the convention brought together young adults from across the globe to experience and give back to the local Orlando community, engage in interactive learning, gain leadership skills, and build a strong Jewish future.
This year, with almost 600 USYers registered, the convention welcomed more teens than it has the last two years.
The North American USYers had an opportunity to meet and learn from teens from Israel and Argentina, who are members of NOAM, the Masorti youth movement.
And also heard from Israeli youth on behalf of the Jordan River Village Camp, the only year-round, overnight camp and retreat center in the Middle East where children (ages 9-18) living with serious illnesses of all backgrounds can just be kids.