Youth & Teen Programs

From summer camps to youth groups, teen-powered social action to travel programs in Israel and around the world, there is a place for every young person to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

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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Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminars

The RAC’s Social Justice Seminars give thousands of Jewish teens the opportunity to impact our political process by speaking with policy makers on Capitol Hill. These weekend-long seminars are designed to expose participants to a variety of public policy issues and to explore the Jewish values that inform the Reform Movement’s advocacy.

NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

Midwest/Canada, Northeast, South, Southeast, West Coast
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 Teen Justice Fellowship

Virtual
RAC teen justice fellowship programs are learning intensives in community organizing, designed to equip youth leaders with the skills to create change in their home communities. Through our fellowships, high schoolers connect with other social justice leaders from across the country and learn lifelong skills applicable to any issue they are passionate about.

Teen Jews of Color Fellowship

Virtual
Introducing a new fellowship for Jewish Teens of Color, a transformative fellowship for 11th and 12th graders that offers an inclusive and vibrant space for participants to explore all their intersecting identities, cultivate leadership skills, and engage in meaningful project-based learning.

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.