URJ Congregations: Welcome!
Thank you for helping us spread the word about URJ Youth Programs. We’ve included a variety of ready-to-use materials to help you advertise our programs, a way to order custom marketing materials, and a chance to request materials to be sent to your congregation.
What to Share Right Now
We’re exactly one year away from the largest gathering of reform Jewish teens on the planet, and we’ve just announced that NFTY Convention will take place in Chicago, February 17-20, 2017! Please help us to spread the word using the social media & email language below, as well as graphics. Don’t forget, congregational professionals are invited to join too – at the Youth Engagement Summit! Here are six ways to prep for NFTY Convention and the Youth Engagement Summit.
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram:
- JUST ANNOUNCED: #NFTYConvention 2017 will take place in CHICAGO! See you there, NFTY! nftyconvention.org
- Have you heard the big announcement? #NFTYConvention 2017 is in Chicago! Count down the days with us at nftyconvention.org
- SEE YOU IN THE WINDY CITY, NFTY! #NFTYConvention 2017 will be in Chicago! nftyconvention.org
- SAVE THE DATE: Chicago, February 17-20, 2017 … #NFTYConvention! nftyconvention.org
- The location of #NFTYConvention 2017 was just announced – we’ll see you in Chicago! nftyconvention.org
Email to teens:
Save the date: Chicago will be home to the next NFTY Convention – February 17-20, 2017! NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time. You will learn valuable leadership skills, meet incredible people, and laugh, learn, and sing as one community. Registration opens this summer – Until then, read how you can begin planning your NFTY Convention experience:
Email to parents:
Save the date: Chicago will be home to our next NFTY Convention – February 17-20, 2017! NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Your teens can join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time. They will learn valuable leadership skills, meet incredible people, and laugh, learn, and sing as one community. Registration opens this summer – Until then, read how your teen can begin planning their NFTY Convention experience:
Birthright Israel with URJ Kesher
Share the gift of a free trip to Israel with URJ Kesher – the only Birthright Israel trip in association with Reform Judaism
Registration for the Summer 2016 trips is open! Participants can register now to claim priority trip selection status for the summer and winter seasons. Kesher’s marketing toolkit has a variety of materials that are ready-to-use or easily customizable for you to use at events, on your website, in email communication, and on social media.
URJ Mitzvah Corps social justice travel programs – new locations
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All URJ Youth Programs
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Designed especially for congregational professionals & lay leaders
Request URJ Youth Materials
Request print materials about our programs for distribution:
Specific URJ Youth Programs
A handful of our programs have marketing toolkits, which include ready-to-use flyers, graphics, and other valuable information. Check back here as more toolkits are added!
- Kesher Birthright
- URJ Jacobs Camp
- URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camps
- URJ Camp Harlam & Harlam Day Camp
- URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy
- URJ 6 Points Sports Academy
- URJ Camp Newman
Order Custom Materials
Let us customize materials to help recruit kids from your congregation to their programs, co-branded – at no cost!
One Happy Camper gives campers a gift toward their first summer at Jewish overnight camp. The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), in partnership with organizations across North America, offers incentive grants – ranging from $700-$1000 – to first-time overnight Jewish Campers.
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We need your help in identifying those for whom these youth programs might be attractive and getting the word to them. As you identify who in your congregation might be interested, please complete the nomination form and we will follow up with them.
Schedule a visit from one of our program professionals! We’ll visit your congregation to meet with prospective participants and their families. We are also happy to meet with your lay leaders, clergy and staff to share information and strategize about how we can partner together to provide incredible immersive Jewish experiences for your congregants.
The Union for Reform Judaism is a leader in providing young people with immersive Jewish experiences. Members of URJ congregations receive priority enrollment in our programs. Many congregations chose to showcase summer and school year offerings on their websites. Here are some examples of congregational websites that showcase what the URJ has to offer:
- Congregation B’nai Israel (Westborough, MA)
- Temple Solel (Cardiff by the Sea, CA)
- Temple Shaaray Tefila (New York, NY)
- Congregation Beth El (Berkley, CA)