10th, 11th, 12th, Program is Coed
Poland, Austria and Israel
July 11th 2014 - August 14th 2014
In the five-week JOLT experience, you will learn about the rich Jewish past in Poland, work in a camp in Austria for unaffiliated Jewish children and focus on what it means to be a Jewish leader in Israel.
At each place you visit, you’ll discover a new aspect of yourself. By the end of the trip, you’ll be ready to make a difference in your school and local Jewish community.
Through leadership, team building activities and formal and informal discussions, you will develop the confidence and skills necessary to become a leader in your Jewish community.
NCSY JOLT (Jewish Overseas Leadership Training) is the premiere leadership summer program for high school students. After studying their heritage in Poland for a week, NCSY JOLT traveled to Denmark and spent two incredible weeks running a Jewish camp for unaffiliated German youth.
“Because of JOLT my Jewish identity is at its highest. I now understand where the Jewish people have come from, where we are, and ultimately where we need to go. I am no longer self conscious to show my Jewish identity to the world, instead the idea excites me.”
“Thanks to JOLT, I was able to find leadership in myself, connect to my Judaism in immeasurable ways and gain an entirely new perspective on life. I have never experienced anything so powerful, inspirational and life-changing.”
“JOLT opened my mind to things I would never have thought about a few months ago. Most importantly, I realize how much power an individual holds, and how much impact one can do with the right intentions. As my TJJ director Josh Broide once said; to truly be successful you have to ‘inspire yourself to […]