Teen Summer Programs

There are dozens of exceptional Jewish teen summer opportunities, from camp to travel, and tikkun olam programs to Jewish learning. Many of our teens take advantage of these incredible offerings and several are listed below.

The Synagogue offers scholarships—for teens attending immersive summer programs—see below for more details.

For further guidance, please contact Rabbi Val Lieber at RabbiVal@kanestreet.org

Find Your Summer

A great way to find a program best for you, Find Your Summer is a clearing house of hundreds of Jewish teen summer programs including internships, social action and volunteering programs, camps, lravel to Israel and Europe, sports and outdoor adventure programs, academics and Jewish learning, LGBTQ+ programs. Find Your Summer also guides you to scholarships. You can narrow your search by length and timing of the program, ages included, type of activities, special needs and more.

Teens attend programs as participants and some train as leaders in CIT programs to become counselors.

Some of the programs our teens have attended recently and others recommended by Rabbi Val include:

Teen Summer Program Scholarships

Kane Street Synagogue Scholarship

These scholarships are funded by generous synagogue members. Applications for summer 2024 are due December 10, 2023. Scholarships are awarded to members to help fund programs at accredited camps, travel and other Jewish summer programs. Students usually receive between $900 - $1500 with multiple receipients. Apply here.

Mordechai Friedman Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship was founded by Dr Ellen Friedman and Mordechai Friedman z”l, of blessed memory. After Mordechai passed away in 2019, the scholarship was renamed in his memory. The scholarship is intended to help teens enrich their experiences as Jews. It may be used for any Jewish activities or endeavors, including social action, travel, seeding new programs or attending existing programs.

The Summer 2024 Scholarship application is due March 31, 2024. Click here to apply. For questions, please reach out to Rabbi Michelle Dardashti.

Teen Support, Specialty Programs,
and Other School-Year Learning


Keshet offers a variety of initiatives to support, empower, and celebrate queer youth ages 13-18 and 18-24. From LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbatonim in the springtime to nline programming to azine, you have a place in the Keshet community!

Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek). Rosh Hodesh for teen girls, Shevet for teen boys and Tzelem for non-binary teens are their flagship programs.

Rabbi Valerie Lieber,
Director of Education & Family Programs

Rabbi Val, leads our children's and youth Jewish Education and Family Programs. She is the Principal of the Hebrew School, and also supervises teen programming.
Click here to learn more about Rabbi Val.


For further information about teen programming please contact: RabbiVal@kanestreet.org or at (718) 875-1550.

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