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“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


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 Now #2016

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National Travel: In February, we traveled to North Carolina with 26 teens who were willing to use their spring break to do Tikkun Olam. Watch the video to see them at work, at play and having an all-around great time!

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Chai in the Hub Award: We are proud of our Executive Director being recognized as a 2016 "Chai in the Hub" winner, CJP’s award for Boston’s most accomplished young professionals. Watch his interview starting at 2:10!