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 Orthodox Union 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.
Mission NCSY and JSU are dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and empowering Jewish teens and encouraging 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. NCSY empowers teens through leadership development and provides guidance on how to become committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal.
Commitment NCSY is committed to providing a safe space where teens 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.