JSU Leadership Summit

Greater Boston JSU Presents:

JSU Leadership Summit in New York!

Be sure to register and join Greater Boston JSU for our first ever JSU Leadership Summit in New York! Join teens from across the Boston area for an unforgettable weekend of delicious food, amazing leadership workshops, and touring New York City while meeting new teens!

All Leadership Summit meals and programming will be mainly taking in Lawrence, New York. Teens will be set up with housing in the community. Please take a look at our current itinerary below. Feel free to contact Rabbi Yudi Riesel with any questions: yudi@ncsy.org

The Leadership Summit will begin January 17th and end Sunday morning, January 20th. The cost is $85 before January 9th and $100 thereafter. Deadline to register is January 15th at 11pm.

The JSU Leadership Summit NY 2019!

Basic Trip Framework:

JSU teens in Greater Boston will be heading out Thursday afternoon and get to NY at night and head back to Boston on Sunday morning. We will be joining JSU teens from the NY and NJ area as well for a weekend of fun and leadership!

Leadership Weekend

JSU NY is a unique leadership experience for teens to embark on a journey to New York and explore their full potential and how to become the best they can be. We'll meet with leaders in professional development as well as communal leaders that will run workshops throughout the weekend that will be very impactful for the teens to he a part of. Here's just a sample of some of the topics we'll explore over the weekend:

  • Find Your Why: Ways to look within and find your passion and calling

  • Action: Ways to take steps forward on your leadership Journey

  • Public speaking- I SEE what you're saying: Strategies to best presenting your ideas!

  • Motivation: The Fuel for Success

Thursday, January 17

4:00 pm Bus Leaves from Beth El, Newton

9:00 pm Arrive at Hotel and dinner

DoubleTree in Fort Lee, 2117 Route 4 Eastbound

10:15 pm Convention Greetings

Rabbi Yudi Riesel, Boston Director

10:30 pm Program (Fun Ice Breaking Game)

11:50 pm Curfew

Friday, January 18

7:15 am Wake up

7:35 am Shacharit (Optional)

8:00 am    Breakfast

9:45 am     Program- Leadership Workshop

Keter Torah

600 Roemer Ave, Teaneck, NJ

11:30 am  Wrap up Leadership Workshops


World Trade Center with DJ

1:30 pm Ferry to Long Island

3:00 pm Drop off at houses

(Will be announced week of Summit)

4:30 pm Candle Lighting (with your host)

Friday Night Service

Welcoming Shabbat

Rabbi Simon Taylor, JSU Director of NY

5:45 pm First Shabbat Meal

                    Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

8 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY

7:15 pm Oneg Shabbat and Games


8:45 pm Special Leadership Session and Panel with Jewish Communal Leaders

(2-3, non profit, Israel, food packages, chai lifeline, gemach)

Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

8 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY


10:15 pm Chill time

11:00 pm Layla Tov- Walking Groups



Shabbat Day, January 19

Time Varies Shacharit (Optional)

Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

8 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY

12:30 Group Lunch

2:30-3:15 pm Shabbat Chill- Delicious snacks

3:30  pm Leadership Session- Public Speaking 101 and light food (Hatzalah)

4:45 pm Ending Shabbat- Walkaway Message

6:02 pm Havdallah

7:30 pm Vans leaving from the Shul to Times Square-Scavenger hunt

Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

8 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY

12:00 am Vans bring teens back to host homes

Sunday, January 20

8.00 am Shacharit (Optional)

Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

8 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY

8.30 am Breakfast & JSU

10:00 am Head to Ski Resort

6:00 pm Return to Beth El in Newton

Registration is now closed.
Please contact northeast@ncsy.org for more information.