JSU clubs provide Jewish teens with programs that strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
JSU is an opportunity for teens attending public high schools to bring Judaism to their campus. Through regular club meetings – before, during, or after school hours – students receive nourishment for the body and soul. Programs include speakers from a variety of Jewish organizations, discussions on timely topics of interest to the participants, and interactive activities. In addition to the regularly scheduled school club meetings, JSU sponsors activities outside of school including: retreats, citywide holiday parties, community service projects, Friday night dinners, and other exciting events.
Since the first four clubs were founded in Los Angeles in 2002, JSU has grown quickly and now serves more than 200 public school campuses across North America, reaching more than 12,000 teens annually. By creating a fun, social atmosphere, and bringing cool, Jewish advisors to public school campuses, JSU reaches all types of Jewish teenagers.
Southwest NCSY has JSU clubs across the region! We’re in Dallas, Denver, Houston, and San Antonio. Check the list below to see if we’re already at your school. If not, and you currently attend a public school, contact us and JSU will come to your school and teach you and your friends about Jewish culture in a fun way.
- Pearce High School
- Plano West Senior High School
- Shepton High School
- The Parish Episcopal School
- Highland Park High School
For more information or to start a club in Dallas, contact Abby Stock: StockA@ncsy.org
Denver JSU Clubs:
- Aspen Academy
- Cherry Creek High School
For more information or to start a JSU club in Denver, contact Rabbi Ephraim Miretzky: MiretzkyE@ncsy.org
Houston JSU clubs:
- Bellaire High School
- Carnegie Vanguard High School
- Performing and Visual Arts High School
- Xavier Educational Academy
- Energy Institute High School
- Memorial High School
- Lamar High School
- Houston Academy for International Studies
For more information about Houston JSU, contact Rabbi Nati Stern: Sternn@ncsy.org
San Antonio JSU Clubs:
- Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy
- International School of America
- Churchill High School
Austin JSU Clubs:
No current clubs in Austin. If you are interested in starting a JSU Club at your school in Austin, contact Emily Yaffe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas JSU is partially sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.