National Conference of Synagogue Youth

Congregation Sons of Israel
2715 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104

P: 610-433-6089

The Allentown chapter of NCSY is open to all Jewish children in grades 5 through 12 living in or around Allentown, regardless of background or any particular synagogue or school affiliation.
The chapter is divided into a junior division for grades 5 through 8 and a senior division for grades 9 through 12. NCSY is a multifaceted Jewish youth group offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada.
For Jewish pre-teens and teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their own heritage. Throughout the school year, “NCSYers” enjoy building leadership skills, participating in chesed programs and getting involved with the Allentown community and other chapters. Some of the highlights of the year include Shabbatons (spending fun-filled Shabbatot with other NCSY chapters), ice skating, bowling, attending pro- sports games and concerts, snow tubing, scavenger hunts, chapter meetings, BBQs, movie nights and miniature golf. Some of our most popular programs include the NCSY Purim carnival, our pre-Passover car wash voucher sale, our delicious hoagie sale and the yearly NCSY trip to Six Flags Great Adventure.
NCSY’s programming begins on the chapter level. There are hundreds of local NCSY chapters across the country that offer educational and social events for Jewish teens. All chapters are part of an NCSY region, and there are 12 NCSY regions in North America. Each region runs programs bringing together the various chapters within its geographical area. The Allentown chapter is a part of the Etz Chaim region, which also includes many chapters in New Jersey.
NCSY’s history dates back to the 1950s, when chapters around the country began to form and were slowly woven into a national organization with well-defined halachic standards. Today, NCSY reaches out to both public school and yeshiva students who wish to increase their commitment to Judaism. It is not rare to find second-generation NCSYers at NCSY events around the country. More exciting than its past, however, is NCSY’s future. Still growing every year, NCSY is constantly adding new members and developing in new communities. Come be a part of one of the most exciting youth groups in the country.