Events & Programs


"The Ken" Camp Shomria Year Round Programing

Camp Shomria - Hashomer Hatzair

September 2022 - May 2023

Join our year round programming at our Ken (which means nest in Hebrew) on Saturday afternoons for a chance to meet new friends and be part of a meaningful group, to celebrate Jewish holidays together and to learn and lead in a youth led environment.

For more information, contact Maydan Ben-Ami Cohen

Aleph Zadik Aleph & B’nai B’rith Girls

BBYO Ontario

September 2022-June 2023

The Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) are a high school fraternity and sorority. With over 700 chapters in 60 countries around the world, there’s a home for you in BBYO! Each member is part of a chapter; it’s where you have meetings, plan programs, and hang with your friends. Local chapters meet regularly at locations across Greater Toronto and Hamilton.

For more information, contact Kevin Goodman

BBYO Connect for Grades 6-8
BBYO Ontario

September 2022-June 2023

BBYO Connect provides pre-high school students (Grades 6-8) with safe, enriching programming, fun activities and meaningful involvement in the community. At this crucial age, our programs bridge the gap between Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school, giving younger teens an early opportunity to enjoy fulfilling Jewish experiences that build character as they build bonds of friendship. Events take place about once a month at various locations around the community.

For more information, contact Kevin Goodman

JSU (Jewish Student Clubs) 
NCSY Canada

September 2022 - June 2023

JSU delivers amazing Jewish educational and social programs right in teens' homeschool. 

For more information, contact Leah Schlam

JTEM - Jewish Experience Midtown
Holy Blossom Temple

September 12, 2022 – May 14, 2023

JTEM is Holy Blossom's 'Post B'nei Mitzvah' Program for all students in grades 8 and up.

JTEM focuses on identity and choices: asking big questions, looking at issues in society and our community and how we as Jews approach them.  JTEM is an opportunity to have a meaningful, social experience with peers, in a Jewish environment.  

For more information, contact Lisa Isen Baumal

JOLT Toronto

Canadian Young Judaea

Wednesdays, December 14 - June 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM Bi-Weekly

Earn Community Service hours, make new friends, and have an impact on our community at large! Canadian Young Judaea is so excited to announce that JOLT (Jewish Outreach Leadership Training) is launching this year in person. In the span of all the sessions, participants will be introduced to JOLT’s mission, the value of Dugma Ishit, will learn about pressing social issues in and beyond the Jewish community, and engage with organizations in their city, all while building their identities as leaders in the Jewish community.

For more information, contact Shayli Liederman

Chag Ha’aviv Pesach Hike

Camp Gesher
Sunday, April 2nd from 2:30-4:30

2 Hours
Join the Gesher Ken for a hike at Evergreen Brickworks in celebration of Chag Ha'aviv!                 
For more information, contact
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Israel in Focus- High School Community Program 2023

UJA Genesis and UJA Israel Engagement

April 24 – June 2

6 weeks

In celebration of UJA’s 54th annual Walk with Israel, UJA Genesis and Israel Engagement present Israel in Focus: High School Community Program. Participants in the program can obtain 18 community service hours through hands-on volunteer opportunities at the Walk with Israel, as well as fundraising for programs that support initiatives in our partner communities in Israel.

Contact Information: Jodi Katzeff –

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Spring Seminar
Camp Gesher
Friday, May 5th 4:30PM - Sunday, May 7th 4:30PM 

2 nights

Join Camp Gesher for our annual Spring Seminar at camp! This fun packed weekend will condense the magic of Gesher into amazing Shabbaton!

Contact Information:

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Hartman Teen Fellowship

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Fall 2023-Spring 2024

9 months
The Shalom Hartman Institute's Teen Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity for Jewish high schoolers in grades 10-12 to cultivate their Jewish identities and worldviews. Participants study with preeminent Hartman Institute scholars, contemplate fundamental Jewish questions, and join a community of insightful and motivated peers and mentors from across North America. 

Amalya Sherman, Program Coordinator,
Apply by April 23, 2023



Learn and Earn
NCSY Canada

Tuesdays-7:30-8:30 PM: Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM; Mondays: 7:30-8:30PM

Learn Jewish topics with friends and advisors and early a weekly cash stipend. 

For more information, contact Rabbi Mark Rose

Torah High
NCSY Canada

September 2022 - June 2023

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 School Year

Save $150 on each Torah High course with our Early Bird Special effective February to April 2023. Plus get a $150 Voucher for any NCSY Shabbaton or program. Torah High is an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected private school. Torah High offers exceptional Jewish and general studies courses, for credit, to Jewish public high school teens.

For more information, contact Hagit Mikanovsky

A High School Credit for Jewish Learning!


October 24, 2022 – June 15, 2023

You don't have to choose between achieving your academic goals and growing as a Jew.  With ADRABA, earn uniquely enhanced high school credits in Jewish history and culture.

For more information, contact Dr. Dan Aviv

Torah High Philosophy in conjunction with March of the Living
Torah High

January to June 2023

Teens study philosophy and then travel to Poland as part of the March of the Living trip. For teens in Grade 11.            

For more information, contact Sharona Safran

Become a Media Savvy Teen at ADRABA
Fall 2023

Take an additional credit like no other in your timetable!⁠ 
Media Studies will provide the theory and critical thinking skills for taking on Israel-Palestine.  Register NOW!
For more information, contact Dr. Dan Aviv

Summer Programs


Diller Teen Fellows

Applications Open Spring 2023

Diller Teen Fellows is an exciting and prestigious leadership program offered to teens in Grades 10 and 11. Throughout this yearlong Fellowship, Jewish teens from 32 communities around the world will develop leadership skills, strengthen their Jewish identities, create ripples of good through local social action initiatives make lifelong friendships and connect with a global network of peers.

For more information contact, Adina Benia or visit the website for more details.

Camp Shalom is Hiring!

Camp Shalom

June 23 - August 18th

Camp Shalom, located in Gravenhurst, Ontario is looking for superstar staff to join our all star team! Check us out at

For more information, contact 


Gesher Tzevet

Camp Gesher

Summer 2023

Come join Camp Gesher's Tzevet (counselor) team this summer, as you get the opportunity to lead campers through programming with the goal of returning home as better people. In addition, there will be several communal learning opportunities for our Tzevet. This is only open to people currently in Grade 12 and older.

For more information, contact

Madatz Program

Camp Gesher

Friday, June 30th - Sunday, August 20th

7 Weeks and 2 Days

Camp Gesher's Madatz Program is for campers currently in Grade 11 and is our Counselor-In-Training Program. In addition to learning skills on how to be a future counselor, campers will learn life skills for outside of camp and develop their leadership skills, all while getting an amazing Israel education at the same time.

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Camp Gesher Summer 2023  

Camp Gesher

July 2nd-July 28th, and/or July 30th-August 20th

3, 4 or 7 weeks

Calling all campers to join us for a three week, four week or 7 week magical summer at Camp Gesher!

Camp Shomria Summer Camp

Camp Shomria - Hashomer Hatzair

July 2nd - July 30st, 2023 

Come join us at summer camp for adventures outside, away from the city, on the shore of a beautiful lake! At camp you’ll get to be part of a vibrant community, meet other teens your age from Canada and Israel, build a second family, and learn about important topics and values from inspiring leaders.  

For more information, contact Maydan Ben-Ami Cohen

BBYO Summer Experiences


Summer 2023

Experience the best of BBYO in the summer with leadership opportunities, fun with friends, discovering new interests, community building and service, exploration and adventure, and meaningful Jewish connections. Each year, we have options for teens of all ages and experiences that range from eight days to six weeks. Whether at camp, on a leadership program, or traveling through Israel, Europe, or the Americas, a BBYO summer is an experience to remember with friends you’ll never forget.

For more information, contact Kevin Goodman

Spend your summer with USY!
Summer 2023

USY has a variety of amazing teen tours for current grades 7-12 across North America, summer trips to Israel and Europe, and volunteer trips across North and Central America!
Scholarship money for all of the trips is available for Canadian participants - if you are interested in funding opportunities please reach out to Sylvie at
Additional funding through UJA Toronto is available for teens in participating synagogues for the 3 week USY Epic Israel Trip - learn more about this opportunity at
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NCSY Summer Trips
NCSY Canada

Summer 2023

NCSY Summer offers meaningful and memorable experiences during the summer. NCSY Summer runs 20+ unique summer programs in the US, Israel, and Europe that cater to teens with different interests and backgrounds.

For more information, contact Hagit Mikanovsky


Centre Camp

Summer 2023

Get ready for the BEST summer of your life! Located at the Prosserman JCC in Toronto and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre in Vaughan, campers and staff get to participate in a wide of variety of exciting activities, including sports, arts, media, swim and much more! We are looking for outgoing, fun, creative people who want to have the time of their life while helping to create an incredibly positive and memorable experience for our campers.

For more information, contact 416.636.2267 | |



Camp Ramah is Hiring
Camp Ramah in Canada

Summer 2023

Camp Ramah is hiring for Ropes, Special Needs, and Tripper Staff for summer 2023.

Israel Experiences



Torah High Philosophy in conjunction with TJJ AP (The Jerusalem Journey Ambassadors Poland)
Torah High

Philosophy: February 1-June 28, Mondays, 5:00-7:30 PM

Travel Component: TJJ AP- Poland and Israel: June 30-August 2, 2023

Philosophy: August 16-30, 2023, Mondays, 5:00-7:30 PM

Teens study philosophy and then travel to Poland and Israel for 4 weeks as part of NCSY’s TJJ AP (The Jerusalem Journey Ambassadors Poland) program. For teens in grades 11 and 12.       

For more information, contact Sharona Safran

HBTeen March Break Israel Experience: Exploring the land through People and Places

March 11-19, 2023

Eligibility: all students in grades 9-12

Registration deadline: December 22.  After December 22 as space permits.

Cost: $6600 (includes airfare, all land costs and all meals) *some subsidies are available

Led by Lisa Isen Baumal and Rabbi Samuel Kaye, The Holy Blossom Teen Israel trip will be a unique and exciting opportunity for teens to engage with Israel and the people who live there.  Not only will we be touring and experiencing different sights and places, teens will also learn about the country directly from Israelis and engage in meaningful activities that have direct impact on individuals.
This trip is a great first taste of Israel, and equally meaningful as a return trip!  

Join us for an information session, Monday, November 28th at 8:30pm (in person at HBT) to learn more, hear a sample itinerary, and ask questions.  

March of the Living
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

April 15 – May 1, 2023

Calling all Grade 11 and 12 students! Join the journey of a lifetime to Poland and Israel to learn about the Jewish communities of pre-war Europe, the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Registration opens October 3rd!

Yedid Leadership Program - Grade 10
Camp Shomria - Hashomer Hatzair

Camp Program: June 29th - July 16th, 2023

Israel Trip: July 16th - August 15th, 2023

Join Camp Shomria for a special leadership training program! The Yedid year is the transition from camper to staff and is an incredible experience for campers in Grade 10. The program has two parts - the first at camp and the second in Israel, registration to one or both parts is available. 

For more information, contact Maydan Ben-Ami Cohen, Educational Director (Shlicha)

Next Step Summer Internship Program in Israel
NCSY Canada

July 02, 2023 - August 03, 2023

On Next Step Israel Internships, teens learn critical work skills that help them prepare for tomorrow’s workforce all while having the best summer discovering themselves and the land of Israel.                

For more information, contact Hagit Mikanovsky 

The Jerusalem Journey (TJJ)
NCSY Canada

July 4-August 1, 2023

TJJ is a four- week touring experience in Israel for public school students. TJJ is an exhilarating, action-packed, transformative journey that allows participants to learn more about their Jewish heritage and culture by interfacing with the history, people, and Land of Israel.             

For more information, contact Hagit Mikanovsky 

The Jerusalem Journey Ambassadors Poland (TJJ AP)
NCSY Canada

July 05, 2023 - August 02, 2023

TJJ Ambassadors Poland (TJJ AP) is a four-week program where teens spend a week in Poland for one week reflecting on Jewish history in Europe and the role of the Holocaust in the creation of Jewish identity. Afterward, teens travel to Israel and tour the land through the lens of Jewish thought, history, and leadership.

For more information, contact Hagit Mikanovsky 

Arevim Masa Year of Service
UJA's Jewish Service

September 2023

Arevim enables young Jewish adults (18-22 years old) to enlist in a long-term volunteer program, strengthening their connection to Israel, reflecting on their Jewish identity, and living independently in Tel Aviv. Participants will be able to choose their volunteering placement within the areas of health, education, and welfare.

To learn more, contact Jenna Potash

Reverse ShinShinim Year of Service
UJA's Jewish Service

September 2023

The Reverse ShinShinim Year of Service in Eilat is available to a select group of high school graduates from the GTA. ShinShinim will have the unique and exciting opportunity to spend a gap year in the community of Eilat-Eilot, volunteering in social welfare, traveling Israel, and connecting with other Year of Service participants around Israel for meaningful programming

To learn more, contact Jenna Potash

Hevruta Gap year Program
Shalom Hartman Institute

September 2023 - May 2024

Hevruta Gap-Year Program is a pluralistic program in the heart of Jerusalem. The program is open to high school graduates (applicants must be in their final year of high school) from all over Israel and North America, from religious and secular backgrounds, who represent a variety of worldviews. Hevruta’s goal is to demonstrate how a community that celebrates learning and social engagement can promote tolerant dialogue in the Jewish world by generating a positive identity discourse based on shared aims and beliefs. Hevruta operates according to three guiding principles – learning, social engagement, and community life.

For more information, contact HevrutaGapYear@shalomhartman.or

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