Faq

Q: How long is TJJ AP?

A:

TJJ AP is a five-week program that kicks-off with an orientation Shabbat in Teaneck before heading to Poland for a week. The remaining time is spent touring Israel.


Q: Who attends TJJ AP?

A:

TJJ Ambassadors Poland is a coed program for public school students in 10th-12th grade with a high level of intellectual and emotional maturity, proven leadership ability and strong involvement in NCSY.


Q: Can I attend even if I have never been on an NCSY summer program?

A:

While preference will be given to previous TJJ participants, TJJ AP is also open to qualified applicants who have not previously attended an NCSY summer program.


Q: How do we prepare for our experience in Poland?

A:

Before the trip you will be given an optional reading list to learn about some of the places you will be visiting. Additionally, TJJ AP begins with an opening Shabbaton in Teaneck so everyone can meet and bond with each other before leaving to Poland. By the time you arrive in Poland, you will feel like you’re part of a unified, supportive community.


Q: Is there any time off?

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There is one free weekend in Israel. You are allowed to go wherever you want to spend time with family and friends, as long as your parents (or legal guardian) gives us permission. If you don’t have family in Israel, don’t worry — we’ll take care of you!


Q: What is the difference between TJJ Ambassadors and TJJ Ambassadors Poland?

A:

Whereas TJJ Ambassadors is designed for a highly intelligent student who will be motivated to explore the Arab/Israeli conflict through various speakers, text study and special projects, TJJ AP will accelerate the participant’s Jewish journey into life-long decisions and commitments through an experiential exploration of Jewish history and Jewish leadership.


Q: Are scholarships available for TJJ AP?

A:

Due to the generous subsidy provided by our donors, financial aid is not available from the National NCSY office. You can apply for scholarship by contacting your local synagogue, Jewish Federation and NCSY chapter. To see a complete listing of Federations, click here