UJA Teens March Break Experiences UJA Teens March Break Experiences

Find your perfect March Break Experience!

UJA’s March Break Experiences gives high school students the opportunity to spend their March Break building new friendships, sight-seeing, and enjoying fun Jewish programming. Choose from a variety of amazing programs—with different themes, locations, dates, and itineraries, there’s something for everyone.

How do I sign up?

Check out the programs on offer! Once you find a program that interests you, let us know by filling out the form and a program organizer will contact you with details on next steps*.

*The information that you submit through the form will be subject to UJA’s Privacy Policy and UJA will share this information with all relevant organization as you indicated in the form.

Closed for the 2024 season.

2024 Programs

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March Break with the Israel Scouts (Tzofim)

March 14-17, 2024
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Cost for members: $175 (before January 25) | $225 (after January 25)
Cost for non-members: $250 (before January 25) | $300 (after January 25)

Join Tzofim and meet up with teens in grades 9-10 to develop your leadership skills, explore your Jewish identity, and make new friends. You’ll get to volunteer within the community and deepen your Jewish education by visiting the Toronto Holocaust Museum. Then, spend a Shabbaton weekend filled with outdoor activities at the Willowgrove Outdoor Educational Centre in Stouffville, Ontario.

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StandWithUs Canada: March Break in Ottawa

March 11-14, 2024
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Explore Ottawa this March Break with like-minded teens and participate in a range of empowering, educational activities. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to visit the vibrant Byward Market, take a tour of Parliament, and enjoy some famous attractions while learning about Israel, civic engagement, and digital advocacy. This trip is a perfect blend of fun and hands-on learning as you experience our nation’s capital city.

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CTEEN Chesed Retreat

March 11-15, 2024
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Join CTEEN’s Chesed Retreat for an engaging, educational week full of hands-on experiences. Volunteer within the community at different charitable organizations every day, and speak with staff members to learn more about each cause and how each institution operates. You and your friends will walk away from this experience feeling more connected to the Jewish community and inspired to give back.

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JRCC Adventure Teen Camp

March 11-17, 2024
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$350 (before January 17) | $400 (after January 17)

Join a girls-only overnight camp experience in Severn Bridge, Ontario, near Muskoka, and immerse yourself in nature to get in touch with your Jewish roots. Spend six days participating in fun adventures, eating delicious food, and connecting with other girls your age to celebrate womanhood and Jewish pride. Activities will include an awesome escape room, a snowshoe tour, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a meaningful Shabbaton, and more!

Teens posing in New York City

NCSY March Break Trip

March 13-17, 2024
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Registration almost full. New applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

Experience New York City’s vibrant Jewish community and culture through tours, attractions, engaging educational opportunities, and of course, the best kosher dining experiences. Discover the history behind each neighbourhood, visit the iconic Times Square, explore Central Park, and more as you make new friends and connect to your Jewish identity. You won’t want to miss this epic March Break adventure!

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BBYO March Break Road Trip

March 11-15, 2024
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Hit the road for a five-day adventure in Ottawa and Montreal filled with new experiences and new friendships! Teens will hop on a luxury coach bus and explore the diverse culture, food, and stories of each community. This trip combines elements of active touring, community service, and meaningful Jewish experiences.

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Camp Shomria: Ma'agalim March Break Day Camp

March 12-15, 2024
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Spend four days in downtown Toronto exploring social issues and strategies for social change. Through volunteering, touring the city, and meeting Jewish activists, connect with your peers and learn how to be a future leader and changemaker. This is a day camp program for students in grades 7-10 and includes special leadership opportunities for youth in Grade 10.

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March Break with Machane Lev: 2SLGBTQ+ Jewish Community Building

March 10-13, 2024
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Join fellow teens to develop your leadership skills while also fostering connections between local 2SLGBTQ+ and Jewish communities. You will visit Jewish and 2SLGBTQ+ spaces, hear and learn from guest speakers and facilitators, and participate in collaborative workshops with your peers. This fun day camp experience will be full of creative exploration as you deepen your understanding of how to build inclusive spaces.

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Maccabi Canada: March Break Camp for Girls

March 11-14, 2024
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Join other girls in grades 9-10 for an empowering, team-building day camp experience focused on sports and rooted in Jewish identity. Learn how to play some of the most popular games—like catchball and pickleball—and deepen your knowledge about fitness and nutrition. You will also learn about the history of the Maccabi movement, as well as inspiring Jewish female athletes. Plus, you will receive training to become certified in CPR and standard first aid.

*March Break Experiences are offered to eligible applicants by StandWithUs Canada, CTEEN, JRCC, NSCY, BBYO, Camp Shomria, Machane Lev, Maccabi Canada, and by Tzofim - The Israeli Scouts (together: “Organizations” and any one of them: “Organization”), each has sole authority in the determination of eligibility and acceptance criteria as well as all policies governing the operation of its respective March Break Experience. Each Organization has secured the use of this system by way of which applicants, registrants and participants, and/or their authorized representatives are able to submit their required information and get in touch with Organizations. No agreement whatsoever will be considered to have been concluded between the users of this site and UJA. The only agreements and/or understandings with applicants and registrants and their authorized representatives are those which exist between the users of this system, and the relevant Organization.


2024 March Break Experience scholarship applications are now closed.

UJA passionately believes that every community member who wants to grow in their Jewish knowledge should have the opportunity to do so. This is why we work to remove financial barriers to meaningful Jewish experiences, including March Break Experience programs.

For information about scholarships, please contact Shoshana Newman.