The Kim Penn Jewish Scholars Program


The Kim PennJewish Scholars Program is the premier  social and educational program for Jewish teens in Cleveland. Scroll down for all the information in detail. A tremendous thank you to the Penn family for their support for this important program!

Winter Session Information
February 14, 21 and March 7 and 14 at at the Mandel Jewish Day School building at 26500 Shaker Blvd in Beachwood, OH

Earn Money This Session!
This Winter session, we’re giving $5 cash to every teen who comes for the first time, AND to the person who brought them! Tell your friends to try it out!

For any teens going to Israel with NCSY this summer, you can earn $500 of scholarship by attending the Jewish Scholars Program! Just register below for JSP and we’ll see you there!

Sign Up For Your Free Scarf!
In NCSY, you’re always welcome when you walk in the door, so just come on by! However, it will be helpful for us if you let us know that you’re coming! Please use the form directly below to plan ahead!


Register For JSP For a Free NCSY Scarf!

What is the Kim Penn Jewish Scholars Program?
The Kim Penn Jewish Scholars Program is NCSY’s premier program for Jewish teens. It is a non exclusive, fun and relaxed environment to meet people, get good food, with the incredible opportunity to learn from the depth of Jewish knowledge. Not only will you have an amazing and memorable experience at JSP, but you’ll get lots of cool free swag and an opportunity to earn scholarship for a trip to Israel! Call us for more information.

Who is it for?
The Kim Penn Jewish Scholars Program is for Jewish High School teens (8th-12th Grades) who are interested in having a fun and exciting time, who want to invest their time in meaningful experiences and want to learn more about what Jewish knowledge has to offer them.

When and Where is it?
The Program runs on Tuesday nights from 8-9pm in weekly spurts through various sessions during the year. The program is at the Mandel Jewish Day School building at 26500 Shaker Blvd in Beachwood, OH.

What does it look like?
8pm – Doors are open and we have great food and snacks set up for teens to settle in and hang out.
8:15- Teens break out into discussion groups with their friends and are led by community mentors through thoughtful packets of deep Jewish text.
8:50- An invited profesional or scholar from the Cleveland Jewish community addresses the teens on their outlook on life and being Jewish.