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JSU clubs

Activities
Matzah Olympics

In this fast-paced matzah-eating competition, teens will learn about the...

NCSY Staff
Blind Change

Watch these social experiments that took place in Australia and Israel. Discuss...

Debbie Stone
Coke and the Power of Speech

This session takes a fun tasting activity and launches into a powerful and...

Shlomo Mandel
6 Degrees of Separation - Responding to Paris

This club is a good way to think about our connections to others and how we...

Shyndee Kestenbaum
Bid and Build

This club is a fun way to think about how we work as a team, take on leadership...

Debbie Stone
Gummy Bears Rule

This short club is a creative way to explore the importance of receiving...

Rabbi Yitz Staum
Mentos, Coke and Lollypops

See how playing with mentos and coke can teach us about how our actions can...

Shlomo Mandel
Fun or Cruel?

Is something just funny or can there be more to it? Consider how this prank...

Rabbi Yitz Staum
Ethics of Time Travel

If you could, would you time travel to affect the future? Are there any ethical...

Sam Zitin
Half a Picture- 500 Words?

This session allows teens to think about judgements they make and how the media...

Shlomo Mandel
Challoween

Contrast the ideas of giving challah and the idea that Halloween is about...

Shyndee Kestenbaum
Mean Girls- Are You?

Think about how welcoming you are, do you welcome new people into the group-...

Derek Gormin
Awesome Things

This simple session gives teens an opportunity to focus on the little things...

Shyndee Kestenbaum
Balloon Burst

Can you take a compliment? This workshop explores the importance of giving and...

Debbie Stone
Apology Letters (JSU)

Saying "I am sorry" is a hand-on activity. Check out this new session which...

Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin
Personality Types - Can You Change You? (JSU)

This session allows teens to explore different personality types and to...

Debbie Stone
What is Your Mitzvah?

Use this activity to facilitate a discussion about different mitzvos and their...

Debbie Stone
Flowers and Torah

This session explains how to make edible flowers and its connection to Torah...

Avi Feder
Israel Caricatures (JSU)

Show me how you feel about Israel with these caricatures. Use this session to...

Rabbi Arieh Friedner
Magic Israel (JSU)

This session looks at the Torah predictions about Israel. Using the excitement...

Rabbi Yitz Staum
Black Magic - Lag B'Omer (JSU)

Create a black magic painting that scrapes away the dark crayon to reveal the...

Shyndee Kestenbaum
How Free Are You? (JSU)

This session discusses how free you really are... is it all in your mind? Do we...

Shyndee Kestenbaum
Kill One to Save Many?

This club gives teens an opportunity to think about how they make moral and...

Hillel Bierbrier
Double Dare - 10 Plagues

This club is a fun way to remind teens about the 10 plagues in a quiz and dare...

Gaby Scarowski
Consider Your Connection (JSU)

Everyone needs to take time to think by themselves privately. This is a very...

Debbie Stone
10 Commandments (JSU)

This club provides a review of the Ten Commandments, as well as discusses why...

Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer
Judgmental (JSU)

This club is about the importance of being Dan Lechaf Zechus it uses videos and...

Debbie Stone
Guess Who (JSU)

A great way of building general Jewish literacy, learning about Jewish people...

Rabbi Adam Simon
Hamantaschen Make & Bake (JSU)

Teens will fill and form their own hamantaschen and learn about the deeper...

Avi Feder
Hamentashen Exploration (JSU)

This Hamentashen making session looks at the symbolism of 3 within the megillah...

Rabbi Yaakov Frankiel
Building Friendships (JSU)

This session is about building friendships through giving and the importance of...

Rabbi Yaakov Frankiel
Love is Giving (JSU)

Love is all about giving, Purim is a festival of community love and sharing....

Rabbi Donny Schwartz
Being True (JSU)

This session asks teens to think about whether their outer selves reflect their...

Rabbi Yitz Levi
Who is What? (JSU)

This program aims to show the influence of the news media and social media...

Derek Gormin
Free Will? (JSU)

This activity explores the concept of free will, emphasizing that free will is...

Debbie Stone
Draw a Jew Redone (JSU)

Teens draw their perception of a Jew and then discuss where their stereotypes...

Rabbi Yitz Levi
Revenge is Sweet? (JSU)

JSUers will consider how vengeful they are and if it is possible to control...

Debbie Stone
The Value of People (JSU)

This club is about how we value individual members of society, and how each...

Debbie Stone
Jealousy is Sweet? (JSU)

This club is about how to manage jealousy and whether jealousy can ever be...

Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer
Tu BiShevat Tuesday #TBT (JSU)

Teens are encouraged to reflect on their goals and consider what they have...

DL Lavin
Kosher Fear Factor (JSU)

JSUers will learn about some of the laws of Kashrus as they taste Jewish...

Rabbi Yossi Schwartz
Values Auction (JSU)

JSUers will consider their priorities and how our values play an important role...

Debbie Stone
The Shock Factor (JSU)

If you INTEND to hurt someone, but it turns out they don't actually get hurt,...

Rabbi Adam Simon
Relationship Top Trumps (JSU)

JSUers will consider what character traits they value most in relationships and...

Debbie Stone
Draw Purim (JSU)

Teens will learn the story of Purim by working in groups and learning to look...

Debbie Stone
Unfair Game (JSU)

JSUers will consider their reactions when situations are clearly unfair and...

Debbie Stone
Bring Your Own Siman (JSU)

This club offers a teen-friendly and inviting Tu Bishvat seder to bring this...

DL Lavin
Videos
How Does a Homeless Man Spend $100?

This awesome clip can teach teens the value of Dan L'chaf Zechus. An amazing...

Debbie Stone