Nestled in the magnificent Catskill Mountains, DU is hosted in Oorah’s TheZone resort, an upscale former ski resort with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Our luxurious, five-star facilities boast spectacular, onsite activities and full hotel amenities.
With a uniquely diverse mix of thrilling action and leisurely fun, DU allows you to take full advantage of your summer break. Enjoy on-grounds activities including horseback riding, zip lining, water sports and off-grounds trips like whitewater rafting.
Explore & invigorate your Judaism with peer discussion groups, workshops and in-depth study. Connect with warm and relatable rabbis and mentors as Jewish thought and practice becomes meaningful & relevant to your 21st century life.
Lifelong friendships have their roots at DU. Hang with a great group of likeminded young adults from diverse backgrounds as you build new friendships and grow together.
DU literally changed my life. I met some of my best friends there and had so many great experiences. A great environment - can’t wait to go back!
Sean Lavi, LA
DU solidified my learning in Israel and prepared me for college. Although, it was so fun, I didnt even realize how much it made me grow!
Coming to DU helped me greatly by introducing me to yeshiva learning, while at the same time enjoying trips, activities and friendship. I'm thankful to DU for being a part of who I am today.
Ilan R. - Toronto, CA