The New York Teen Initiative - Eight One-of-a-Kind Experiences for Jewish Teens


Source: The Jewish Education Project


Eight one-of-a-kind experiences for Jewish teens are launching this summer. Getting college ready, developing a new passion, engaging in social action in the US or around the world, or simply having some fun... these programs have never been available before, and there's something new for just about every teenager. Through a joint investment by UJA-Federation of NY and the Jim Joseph Foundation, The New York Teen Initiative is seeking to increase the number of teens participating in accessible, affordable, and inspiring Jewish summer experiences. The Jewish Education Project is the lead operator of this initiative.

New York area teens can choose from the following experiences in summer 2015:

Experience NYC

Stay local and take advantage of all that New York City has to offer.

  • Summer Internships organized by the JCC in Manhattan.

  • Surf Camp in NYC organized by Temple Israel of Great
    Neck & Forest Hills Jewish Center.

  • Volunteering with Seniors organized by DOROT.

  • Theater and Social Justice organized by the URJ & Irondale Ensemble Project.

Go To Israel

Explore Israel's people, culture, technology, art, and history.

  • Technology and Arts: Russian Teen Israel Trip organized by the Edith and Carl Marks JCH Bensonhurst & JCCA.

  • Interfaith Israel Teen Fellowship sponsored by Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute & Interfaith Israel.

Discover New Places

Participate in meaningful service learning experiences in the US and around the world.

  • Service Learning in Memphis organized by AJSS.

  • Social Entrepreneurship in Panama organized by PresenTense & Think Impact.

Find out more about the individual programs, scholarship information, and how to enroll here.

Updated: Apr. 02, 2015