JR NCSY – 5th-8th Grade: Social & Education Programs

Jr NCSY connects 5th-8th graders in Portland, developing Jewish connections before they enter high school.  Jr NCSY offers social and educational programs throughout the year specifically designed for this age group. Programs include: Camp Kesher, a local summer sleep-away camp, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep, Babysitters Training with the American Red Cross, Shabbat Top Chef cooking competition, Shabbaton weekend retreats, Holiday Meals, Jewish Clubs at local schools and more!

History
NCSY is a world-recognized organization that has played a pivotal role in the lives of Jewish teens across the globe. With the vision of Harold and Enid Boxer a”h, the OU founded NCSY in 1954 to provide Jewish teens with an opportunity to build a strong connection to their Jewish roots through inspiration and leadership skills. What is our mission & vision?

Mission
NCSY and JSU are dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and to encourage passionate Judaism.

Vision
NCSY connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to help them develop positive Jewish identities.  NCSY inspires teens through informal education, retreats and summer programs.

Commitment
NCSY is committed to providing a safe space where tweens can celebrate their Jewish heritage, embrace their tradition, develop a positive Jewish identity, acquire invaluable leadership skills, connect with dedicated Jewish role models, and learn to live spirited Jewish lives.