About URJ Youth

One inclusive network. Over sixty inspiring programs!


Kids connect online, but it’s even more important for them to have meaningful, real world experiences.

The Union for Reform Judaism offers a broad mix of engaging travel, social and educational opportunities for more young people than ever before! These programs provide nurturing experiences that promote community, spiritual growth, and lifelong friendships 


What’s so special about URJ Youth programs?

Faith. Well-trained staff and faculty encourage the development of Reform Jewish values in every child and young adult, and our programs are specifically created to nurture a positive Jewish identity and a strong sense of community.

Fun. Innovative programs ensure that participants enjoy everything from learning how to play the guitar to high-level sports instruction; from traveling the world to hands-on social projects, with the opportunity to grow, create, explore, and have fun!

Future. Studies show that children and teens who attend Jewish residential camps are more likely to remain engaged with Judaism throughout their lives. URJ Youth programs help kids learn to make more informed, moral choices based on Jewish values on a daily basis.