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on NCSY’s JOLT volunteering at a soup kitchen in Israel. JOLT is one of NCSY’s nine meaningful and fun summer programs.

How to inspire your teenager in 42 days or less You’ve invested time and money instilling Jewish values in your children. But are they passionate about being Jewish? This summer, they just might be.

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t NCSY, we understand Jewish teens better than anyone. Because we work with them 365 days a year. And we’ve been doing it for 56 years. One thing we’ve learned along the way: nothing inspires, motivates and builds teens like an NCSY summer. That’s because NCSY Summer is built on a simple mission - provide Jewish teens with a growth-oriented, meaningful and fun summer. It starts with our staff and advisors. We have a simple philosophy: hire the best. That means positive and relatable role models who care about each teen and want to make a difference in their life. Those that can lead a learning group with teens in the morning, play sports

with them in the afternoon and hang out with them at night. We view summer as the ultimate growth opportunity. It’s when teens are free to make their own choices. And when you put them in a growth-oriented environment with positive reinforcement, they learn to make the right choices. In the summer, during the year and for the rest of their lives. After a summer with NCSY, teens come back feeling more connected to their heritage, more appreciative of Shabbat, more committed to davening and more in love with Israel. Because when you take teens and give them a chance to run a camp for unaffiliated Jewish children in Austria on JOLT or bring public school teens to

Israel on TJJ so they can experience first hand the beauty of their country, they rarely ever see things the same. Years later, past participants look back on their summer as a turning point in their religious and spiritual growth. And quite often, the best summer of their lives. Last summer, the parents and grandparents of 890 teens chose to send their kids on an NCSY Summer Program. This summer, let us show you what we can do for your child in 42 days or less. After all, you deserve it. Learn more about NCSY’s nine unique summer programs and register today at www.ncsysummer.com. To request a brochure, email summer@ncsy.org or call 847.677.6279.

NCSY is the youth movement of the OU.

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