On Wednesday, January 9, Seattle Jewish High will be hosting a night at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, filled with information about the best summer programs available for Jewish teens. Presenters include BBYO, SJCC Summer Camps, Jewish High Accredited Summer Programs and NCSY | Jewish Youth Leadership. Two of the many programs NCSY will be presenting are The Jerusalem Journey (TJJ) and The Jerusalem Journey Ambassadors (TJJA) – the most affordable Israel summer programs for public school teens.
The program begins at 7 p.m. The Stroum Jewish Community Center is located at 3801 East Mercer Way.
NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union.
Information will also be available about scholarship opportunities from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
Ari Hoffman, City Director of Seattle NCSY and Seattle Jewish High, explains: “We’ll have the greatest programs on display here. Whether you want to spend your summer touring Eastern Europe, kayaking down the Kinneret or helping out the poor in America, there will be something for everyone.”
Zev Behar, a participant of NCSY’s ICE program in 2012 called his summer experience “life-changing.” He says, “I walked in the footsteps of my ancestors, from the highest point in the city to the lowest. It was an unforgettable experience getting to see what my family hadn’t seen for generations.”
Hoffman also encourages participants to check out the TJJ programs that tour all of Israel for only $2,699.
“TJJ was a chance for me to learn about the history of my people and the beauty of my religion,” said Robbie Ellenhorn, a participant of TJJ. “I learnt about Israeli current events and how to advocate for Israel. TJJ made me a better speaker, leader and person.”
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