Teen Programs, Trips

  • March of the Living: join-up with thousands of Jewish teens from around the world on the March of the Living. Bear witness to the Holocaust and its destruction in Poland, then celebrate the State of Israel in the Jewish Homeland.   This program is appropriate for Jewish high school students from across North America who exhibit maturity, leadership potential, and the ability to communicate their experiences with others. BBYO's March of the Living program is open to members and non-members alike.

  • BBYO Passport offers a variety of travel programs for Jewish high school and middle school teens.  Go to passport.bbyo.org.  

  • TRY (Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim) is a full semester program in Israel for grades 10, 11 and 12. Go to www.ramah.org.il/try.

  • Spend 6 weeks, 8 weeks, or a full semester in Israel during high school with the Alexander Muss High School in Israel program!

  • Young Judaea Year CourseSpend a year in Israel between high school and college for one of the most memorable life experiences you will have. You’ll engage with life-changing social action issues, discover projects you care passionately about, and develop the skills to make an impact. You’ll learn valuable leadership skills to take back to your community and campus, and have the opportunity to design and run peer-led projects. 

  • Jewish Social Justice Gap Year seeks adventurous and visionary 17-20-year-olds. Build a house, work with Habitat for Humanity and explore social justice issues while having fun living with other young adults in Portland, Oregon. Financial aid available.  www.tivnu.org   or  steve@tivnu.org

SUMMER TEEN PROGRAMS:

FindYourSummer.org is the first site that connects Jewish teens to hundreds of programs - from surf camps to social action projects, international travel to art workshops - so they can explore their passions and expand their horizons.

  • BBYO Summer experiences

  • Brandeis High School Programs (includes Jewish programs BIMA & Genesis and other programs which can be add-ons or in lieu of Jewish programs but allows for access to Jewish programming)

  • The Bronfman Fellowship is a vibrant network of 1,100+ pluralistic young Jews from Israel and North America. The program begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Israel. Fellows explore deep existential questions and Jewish ideas while building friendships with peers who challenge and inspire them.

  • Camp Havaya and Havaya Arts are Reconstructionist overnight camps. Many of our BAS youth love attending Havaya!

  • Camp Zeke is the first and only Jewish overnight camp where 7 to 17 year-olds celebrate healthy, active living through whole foods, culinary arts, fitness, and sports.  They also have three-week travel programs for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Bring your love of fitness, cooking, and culture on the road. 

  • CLIP NY or CLIP Onward Israel for college students 

  • DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program is for rising sophomores through rising seniors. The internship inspires high school students to develop leadership skills and give back to the community. Interns volunteer with a diverse group of socially-conscious teens to connect with older adults and provide assistance. The internship is unpaid and designed to provide students with a minimum of 92 hours of community service.

  • Eden Village Camp is the innovative Jewish organic farm camp in Putnam Valley, NY. 3rd — 11th grade campers + apprentices enjoy organic farming, outstanding organic Kosher food, animal care, wilderness adventure, natural science, a pool & lake, music, arts, sports, service projects, exceptional staff in a 3:1 staff:camper ratio… all in a vibrant, kind Jewish community! 

  • Etgar 36 is a summer cross country Journey for teens in which you explore America and become empowered to get involved politically and socially to change the world. 

  • Great Jewish Books Summer Program at Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA

  • Havaya Israel: 4 week Israel summer program for rising juniors through the Reconstructionist overnight camp: Camp Havaya

  • The Hebrew Home at Riverdale L'Dor V'Dor Summer Internship for teens is an innovative, fun and meaningful four week program for Jewish teens. Interns volunteer at the Hebrew Home, connect with residents, and attend educational seminars & workshops.

  • The Jewish Teen Institute for Innovation (JTII) focuses on social change, is based in NYC, and includes a 12-day immersive trip to Panama. 

  • JustCity Leadership Institute at JTS: teens live on JTS’s New York City campus, take college-level courses, engage in social justice work, and build community through vibrant Jewish programming.

  • Mitzvah Corps social justice experiences for teens

  • NFTY Israel & Europe Trips

  • PopUp for Change is a two-week program that empowers teens to have an impact on their communities using "design thinking".  

  • Szarvas: As American Ambassadors, teens are given the unique opportunity to meet, celebrate, explore and share experiences with their Jewish student peers from around the world at this Jewish summer camp in Szarvas, Hungary.

  • USY (United Synagogue Youth) summer programs

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