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Summer Programs for Youth

Don't know what to do this summer? Don't worry! NSCI has you covered. In addition to running programs all summer, we're finding all sorts of programs you can sign up for. 

(NSCI does not run any of the following programs)


Shalom Hartman Institute: Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Leaders

July 7th-August 5th

Students graduating in 2020, 2021, or 2022

The Jewish people are facing important questions about citizenship, nationalism, democracy and the societies in which we live. Join this national cohort of exceptional high school students and meet virtually with top Hartman scholars like Tal Becker, Elana Stein Hain, Yehuda Kurtzer, and Mijal Bitton to grapple with these issues through interactive webinars, study groups, and intimate discussions for a month-long exploration of Jewish peoplehood, at-homeness, and the contemporary challenges facing North American Jewish identity in this moment. 

Applications due June 12, 2020

Jewish Community Project and American Jewish Historical Society: Covid 19 Research Fellowship

June 22nd-August 17th

Incoming 9th-12th Graders

In this online course, students will study the history of American Jews, accessing and analyzing historical documents, learning with historians from across the country, and applying skills to their own individualized research projects.The course will be taught by Dr. Annie Polland and Melanie Meyers from the American Jewish Historical Society.

Apply here by May 31, 2020

Middle school

Middle School

Tikvah Online Academy

Various Dates Throughout the Summer

Students Completing 7th and 8th Grade

Our rich menu of courses includes seminars on Jewish ideas and Western civilization, the history and heroes of Israel, the future of American democracy, the fight against anti-Semitism, and the principles of a free economy and free society.Our weekly online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world, and students are welcome to enroll in one or more courses throughout summer 2020. TOA educators are leading professors, policy experts, rabbis, and writers eager to teach intellectually curious students who want to join Tikvah’s community of ideas. All classes meet once per week for four consecutive weeks. Classes will be running throughout the summer from mid-June to mid-July (Session #1) and from mid-July to early August (Session #2). All applicants will get an immediate response. No student will be turned away due to financial need.


All Applicants will get an immediate response!


Camp Yalla

Three 2-week sessions from July 6th-August 14th

Children ages 8-12

Many of our beloved camps have decided to cancel their programs this season to protect the health of everyone involved. But COVID-19 doesn't mean that summer is cancelled! We are a passionate team of camp-enthusiasts committed to creating a new kind of summer camp: a quarantine-friendly experience for kids ages 8-12. At Camp Yalla, 2020 will be known as the summer of new traditions, friendships, hobbies, and most importantly: FUN.

Registration open until July 14. Click HERE to register.

URJ Youth + Virtual Camp Communities

Throughout the summer

Various Ages

URJ Camps across the country are taking their programming online! Try Challah braiding with Camp George in Canada or an audition workshop with 6 Points Creative Arts.

Programs are free to participate in!

Fri, January 15 2021 2 Sh'vat 5781