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JOLT is a life-changing experience that provides teens with a rare opportunity to visit Poland, work directly with unaffiliated Jewish children currently living in Germany, and visit Israel. JOLT requires strong leadership skills and motivation, but also includes touring and exciting activities.

  • 10th, 11th, 12th Coed
  • $8,999 + $499 Registration Fee
  • Poland, Austria and Israel
  • 5 Weeks
  • June 30, 2021 - August 4, 2021
Past, Present, Future

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.

A Transformational Experience

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.


Learn to Lead

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.

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    “Throughout the trip, staff and campers alike helped show me the magnificence of Judaism and helped me connect to the past, present, and future of the Jewish people.  I no longer feel like Judaism is an obligation, rather something to be proud of.  This summer […]
    Justin Stein
    Freehold, NJ
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    “Taking advantage of the opportunities JOLT gave me inspired me to take the next steps in my religious journey. This summer I learned more about my Judaism than ever before!  I was able to push myself in ways I never knew possible and am now […]
    Mikayla Kimel
    San Francisco, CA
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    “Jolt 2014 was truly a life changing experience.  I found myself in a foreign country seemingly abandoned of all Jewry and suddenly a bus full of Jewish teenagers, eager to learn and grow, were thrust upon us. This gave us the incredible opportunity to be […]
    Tani Kay
    Boca Raton, FL
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    “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 […]
    Nathaniel Mayberg
    Silver Spring, MD
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    “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.”
    Adele Lerner
    Binghamton, NY
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    “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; […]
    Jesse Salver
    Bay Harbour Island, FL
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    “My summer on JOLT was an unforgettable experience. From learning about my Jewish heritage to meeting my best friends, I can easily say I had the best summer ever!”
    Sarah Zusin
    Potomac, MD
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