For more than 75 years, the Union for Reform Judaism has provided young people with immersive Jewish experiences that transform and enrich lives. Based in Reform Jewish values, these programs provide nurturing, educational, and fun experiences that promote community, enhance spiritual growth, cultivate Jewish identity, and foster lifelong friendships.
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Inclusion Task Force
The Inclusion Task Force is a great place for… everybody! Together we will learn about best practices from our peers and experts and provide you with the tools to incorporate inclusion into every step of planning, organizing, and implementing programs.
Navigating Complexity: Israel as a Case Study (Powered by The iCenter)
Learn about universal tools and frameworks for navigating complexity thoughtfully and responsibly. Through music, art, commentary, and the real stories of Israelis, we’ll explore democracy, gender equality, religious expression, race and more with the iCenter.
NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement
NFTY is open to teens in grades 6 to 12, helping Jewish teens build confidence, friendships and leadership skills through experiential youth-led educational programming including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives .Programs are offered by nearly 500 Reform congregations and on a regional and North American level.
RAC Social Justice Academy
The Reform Movement's commitment to the pursuit of justice and providing meaningful opportunities for high school students is unwavering. The RAC Social Justice Academy, new for the 2020-2021 year, offers meaningful, fun, and actionable Jewish social justice education in a virtual setting.
Teen Justice Fellowship: Powered by the Religious Action Center
Connect with social justice leaders from across North America, learn how to organize and take action with experts, and make change in your community and around the world. This fellowship will launch in January 2021 and is open to 10th-12th grade high school students.
URJ Heller High
URJ Heller High is the Union for Reform Judaism's accredited semester-long program for Reform Jewish high school students in grades 10 to 12, offering an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the richness of the land, culture, people, and history of Israel, all while earning high school and college credit.
Yallah! Israel is the Union for Reform Judaism's network of Israel travel programs for teens. High school students hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent, returning home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories, and a lifelong connection to Israel.