NCSY: Inspiring the Jewish Future
The teenage years are a critical phase in the development in Jewish identity. Teens from all backgrounds- from completely unaffiliated Jews to those that have grown up with richness of Judaism their entire life- are searching for answers and direction. Our programs are on the cutting edge of today’s teen culture and bring passionate Judaism directly to hundreds teens every week. NCSY combats intermarriage and assimilation, promotes unconditional support for the State of Israel and creates tomorrow’s leaders. With your support we can continue to build our programs and inspire the Jewish future.
Jewish Student Union (JSU)
JSU fosters a proud sense of Jewish identity, an understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture, a connection to the State of Israel, and an enduring relationship with the Jewish people. There are currently five JSU clubs in Bergen County.
Our classic “shabbatonim” are the hallmark of NCSY. Some experience a traditional Shabbat for the first time, others make life-long friendships and have the opportunity to discover their leadership potential. All benefit from the innovative, high-impact, educational programming and spiritual atmosphere.
Teen Torah Center
Every Sunday at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, JSU facilitates a weekly beit midrash program for public school teens. Individual or small group learning fosters meaningful relationships between the students and JSU mentors.
Latte and Learning
While the Starbucks in Riverside Square serves coffee, we serve Torah in a relaxed, inspirational and fun environment. By bringing Judaism to a place teens want to be, and by offering diverse speakers on current events and Jewish concepts, we provide a unique opportunity for teens from a variety of backgrounds to ask questions and voice their opinions.
NCSY Summer Programs
A summer spent with NCSY, be it touring Europe, learning in Eretz Yisrael or camping in the Catskills, is not soon forgotten. Thousands of teens and alumni, from across the Jewish spectrum, can attest to the life-changing power of Kollel, Michlelet, JOLT, SEG, and all of the NCSY Summer programs.