About NCSY

History

NCSY is a world-recognized organization that has played a pivotal role in the lives of Jewish teens across the globe. With the vision of Harold and Enid Boxer a”h, the Orthodox Union founded NCSY in 1954 to provide Jewish teens with an opportunity to build a strong connection to their Jewish roots through inspiration and leadership skills.

Mission

NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition.

Vision

NCSY Connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. NCSY Inspires Jewish teens through informal Jewish education, retreats and summer programs. NCSY Empowers teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal.

Commitment

NCSY is committed to provide a safe space where teens can celebrate their Jewish heritage; embrace Torah and Tradition; develop a positive Jewish identity; acquire invaluable leadership skills; connect with dedicated Jewish role models; and learn to live passionately Jewish lives.

Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards

NCSY and the Orthodox Union strive to create an environment in which NCSYers, NCSY volunteers, and NCSY professionals can grow and learn in a comfortable environment free from unwelcome attention and any other form of physical, psychological, or emotional abuse. If you have been made to feel uncomfortable or treated inappropriately, please call the Ombudsman Telephone Hotline at 212-613-8361. To review NCSY’s Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards Manual, please click here.

Waiver

Legal guardians will occasionally be required to submit a signed event application as a precondition to NCSY’s acceptance of their child/ren on an NCSY sponsored event. By signing this event application, legal guardians and their child/ren agree to 1) abide by NCSY’s Conduct, Policy, and Behavioral Standards and 2) abide by the terms of official NCSY Event Waiver.