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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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.

URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, MS

Since 1970, Jacobs has served the Reform Jewish community of the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Central & Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, coupled with Jewish values and the development of one’s Jewish identity, result in the experience of a lifetime.

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, WI

Midwest/Canada
Since 1952, when URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute was founded by the Reform Movement, more than 30,000 children have passed through our gates, building lifelong friendships, exploring their Jewish identity, and having the time of their lives. OSRUI is proud of its commitment to providing campers with strong and encouraging Jewish role models.

URJ Teen Songleading Fellowship

Virtual
Learn with Jewish music legends and gain concrete skills to lead your community in song and celebration. This prestigious eight-month fellowship is led by Cantor Rosalie Will in partnership with the musical leaders of our movement, including the American Conference of Cantors.

Yallah! Israel

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.