NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism.
We are a world-recognized organization that has played a pivotal role in the lives of Jewish teens across the globe. With the vision of Harold and Enid Boxer a”h, the Orthodox Union founded NCSY in 1954 to provide Jewish teens with an opportunity to build a strong connection to their Jewish roots through inspiration and leadership skills.
NCSY connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. NCSY inspires Jewish teens through informal Jewish education, retreats and summer programs. NCSY empowers teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal.
JSU: Jewish Student Union
Our international network of Jewish Student Union clubs utilizes school culture, relevant topics, interactive activities, and speakers to engage Jewish public school students in “something Jewish”. JSU facilitates regular club meetings in public and private schools that meet during the lunch hour, before or after school, providing food for the body and soul.
Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards
NCSY and the Orthodox Union strive to create an environment in which NCSYers, volunteers, and professionals can grow and learn in a comfortable environment. If you have been made to feel uncomfortable or treated inappropriately, please call the Ombudsman Telephone Hotline at 212-613-8361. To review NCSY’s Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards Manual, please click here.
Legal guardians will occasionally be required to submit a signed event application as a precondition to NCSY’s acceptance of their child/ren on an NCSY sponsored event. By signing this event application, legal guardians and their child/ren agree to 1) abide by NCSY’s Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards and 2) abide by the terms of the official NCSY Event Waiver.