Kesher USA

Unfortunately, this programme cannot take place in 2021. We are excited for year 10 participants to join Kesher UK. More information can be found here.



Kesher USA is a truly unique, international summer experience, representing the next step in the FZY journey. The two-week trip, exclusively for Year 10 (England) and S3-4 (Scotland), will take participants to our partner camp, Tel Yehudah (TY) in Barryville, New York!

Chanichim will learn about other Jewish communities and bring the UK to Camp Tel Yehudah, all while making friends with campers from across the globe! Kesher USA chanichim will develop their Jewish identity within the wider diaspora, being led by their FZY Madrichim as well as by American and Israeli staff.


They will enjoy an authentic American Jewish summer camp experience and have the unforgettable opportunity to visit New York City on a packed overnight trip.

Spending the summer with our close partners Young Judaea, FZY chanichim will learn about our ever-growing ATID partnership and form lifelong connections with Jewish teens from around the world, and with American chanichim who they will have the chance to reunite with on Tour… and future FZY programmes afterwards!

Days at the TY campsite, located along the Delaware River, will be action-packed. As well as spending time each day as an FZY group, chanichim will be take part in activities including: Swimming; Hiking & Camping; Ropes Course; Tzofim (scouts) Activities; Sports; Arts and Crafts; White Water Rafting and some incredible electives.

A Regular Day

On Kesher USA...

Kesher USA’s summer programme at Tel Yehudah brings together teens from across the world to experience a summer camp like no other with a unique blend of developing your Jewish identity within the diaspora, camp activities and practical opportunities to deepen your personal skills and interests.


Participants will have the choice of electives, ranging from Photography to Krav Maga to Extreme Outdoors, structured and steered by leading organisations from Israel and the USA.


As well as the American teens on camp, FZY campers will be joined by participants from the Russian-speaking Jewish community and campers from Kimama, an international Jewish summer camp in Israel. 

Not only will participants expand their own cultural experiences and have the opportunity to visit The Big Apple, they will form lifelong connections with American chanichim who they will have the chance to reunite with on Tour the following summer… and even future FZY programmes thereafter!

Details & signing Up

Dates: 2021 DATES TBA

Full price: TBA

Register your interest here.​

The price of Kesher USA includes: return flights to New York, staff, trip days, accommodation, food, activities, basic medical insurance and reasonable transfers to and from main meeting points. Participants will be required to obtain a valid ESTA (Visa exemption) prior to departure. This will occur an additional cost - usually something like £17, paid online in dollars.

Please contact Naomi for confidential information on financial assistance and to pay by instalments.


For full terms & conditions, please see the application forms.

*Dates subject to change.

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