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Mission Statement

The North Shore Teen Initiative is an organization committed to building community among all Jewish teens through institutional collaboration, a rich spectrum of innovative programming and participation in national opportunities. NSTI strives to connect Jewish teens to their peers and to motivate participation in Jewish life through:

Teens of all abilities, grades 8-12, who self-identify as Jewish are welcome. No previous membership at a synagogue, religious school education or other affiliation is required to participate.


“NSTI engages Jewish teens of all abilities in an environment that celebrates differences and works to remove all participation barriers. By appreciating each participant’s contributions, we work to build collaborative relationships within our community which values diversity.”

Adam Smith, Executive Director


3 Ways to Try NSTI

graphicCommunity Service: Join other North Shore teens in helping to repair the world. You can have a huge impact at NSTI programs like J-Serve, L'Shaper and Soup-er Sunday.

graphicNational Travel: Meet hundreds of teens from around the country and learn to lobby on Capitol Hill at the RAC's L'Taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington D.C. Build houses in North Carolina with Habitat For Humanity during Alternative Spring Break. Provide respite for families at Camp Sunshine in Maine. Reclaim neighborhoods damaged by storms in New York.

graphicSocial Networking: NSTI works in collaboration with area youth groups to help you connect with friends at events like Loon Mountain Ski & Snowboard Overnight, our Teen Band Coffee House and all the events on our calendar where teens get together to have fun, learn and use their powers for good.  

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