About Us


Our Mission

NCSY Canada is dedicated to ensuring the future of the Jewish people. We secure that future through building relationships with Jewish teens; increasing Jewish literacy by teaching them about their heritage and traditions; establishing lifelong connections to the Jewish people and Israel; and enhancing Jewish teens’ growth in Judaism.

NCSY Canada creates and maintains an environment where these values are fostered, resulting in a maximization of the potential of each teen we encounter. Each encounter is used as an opportunity to expand the teen’s relationship with the Almighty, strengthen the teen’s self esteem, and start them on the road to becoming the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.

About Us

NCSY is the youth movement of the Orthodox Union. NCSY spans North America, Chile and Israel, connecting to tens of thousands of teens on a weekly basis in its mission: To connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition.

NCSY’s programs focus on Jewish teens in public school with limited Jewish affiliation. NCSY connects with  teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. NCSY inspires teens through informal Jewish education, retreats and summer programs. NCSY empowers teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal.

NCSY Canada is headquartered in Toronto, with branch offices in Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver, and programs serving
smaller Jewish communities.