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From finding the perfect position to fulfill those volunteer requirements to navigating the world of overnight camp, Jewish youth groups and trips to Israel, Shalom Family has the best resources to help you cut through the clutter.

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B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) – Managed by the Mayerson JCC
Phone: 513.761.7500
Website: www.mayersonjcc.org
Geared for Jewish teens in grade 9 through 12, BBYO is the largest Jewish youth group in the world. Local chapters meet on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Mayerson JCC and all teens are welcome, regardless of affiliation or background.

Camp Ashreinu
Phone: 513.351.7424
Geared for children preschool (3 years of age) through 9th grade, Ashreinu offers activities such as sports, swimming, roller-skating, crafts, Torah study, Jewish life experiences, and weekly field trips.

Camp Livingston
Phone: 1.888.564.CAMP
Website: www.camplivingston.com
Located in southeastern Indiana, this Jewish residential camp offers two, four, six, and eight-week sessions which include a variety of activities from cultural arts, sports and horseback riding to swimming, boating, weekly Shabbat celebrations and more.

Cincinnati Reform Jewish High School
Phone: 513.779.7030
Website: www.crjhs.org
A supplemental Jewish high school serving four Reform congregations in Greater Cincinnati, including Rockdale Temple, Temple Sholom, Valley Temple and Wide Temple.

Israel Experience Grants from the Jewish Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Phone: 513.985.1528
Website: www.jewishcincinnati.org
Subsidies of up to $6000 for Cincinnati high school students and $4000 for college age students from Cincinnati are available from the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati for travel to Israel.

JCC Maccabi Games – A program of the Mayerson JCC
Phone: 513.792.5664
Website: www.mayersonjcc.org
Designed for teens between the ages 13 to 16, this Olympic style sports competition takes place in early August and is held in a different city each year in which thousands of young Jewish athletes convene from around the US and Israel.

JCC Maccabi Arts Fest – A program of the Mayerson JCC
Phone: 513.792.5664
Website: www.mayersonjcc.org
Designed for teens between the ages 13 to 17, this 5 day art fest takes place once a year and is held in a different city each year.  The Maccabi Arts Fest offers a combination of workshops, performances, community service, social activities and more to help develop each teenager’s individuality through arts while strengthening their bonds to their Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Jewish Family Service – Counseling
Phone: 513.469.1188 ext. 3328
Website: www.jfscinti.org
Professional and licensed clinical social workers are available to counsel individuals and families on such issues as anxiety, grief, depression, relationships and child behavior.  Services are confidential and fees are determined on a sliding scale.

Mercaz Cincinnati’s Center for Conservative High School Education
Phone: 513.792.5082 ext. 104
Website: www.mercazhs.org
Supplemental Jewish high school open to Jewish teens in grades 8-12 and designed to strengthen students’ Jewish identities by combining Judaic curriculum with opportunity for social interaction.

National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY)
Phone: 513.531.6654
Website: www.golfmanorsynagogue.org
Youth organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring and empowering Jewish teens through Torah and Tradition.

Regional Institute of Torah and Secular Studies (RITSS)
Phone: 513.631.0083
An Orthodox day school for girls in grades 9 through 12 which offers a dual curriculum designed to emphasize scholastic achievement, strong moral character and a commitment to Jewish identity and religious observance.

Taglit – Birthright Israel
Phone: 1.888.99.ISRAEL
Website: www.birthrightisrael.com
Operating on the belief that it is every Jewish person’s birthright to visit Israel, this program is responsible for sending 100,000 young adults, between the ages of 18 and 26, on first-time educational, peer-group trips to Israel at no cost.

USY -- A Program of the Central Region United Synagogue Youth (CRUSY)
Phone: 216.751.0606
Website: www.crusy.org
Social, religious, educational, cultural, and social action programming for teens in grades 9-12.

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