One week of fun with Jews from all over the world.
It's what you've been waiting for all year!
Summer U is an yearly event providing the best that summer has to offer. Jumping in the pool, partying through the night, awesome activities, interesting seminars, games, singing, dancing, sports - all with old and new friends from across the globe.
It is the event that brings together young Jewish students and professionals (18-30 years old) from all over Europe and beyond, every year for the past 34 years!
This year, grab your friends and your bathing suit and get ready for some intense sun ... we’re going to GREECE!
Affordable Summer with great people: On Summer U you create your own experience. Choose from one of our programme tracks tackling issues that are relevant to today’s young Jews, play sports, hang out by our private outdoor pools and party all night long with new friends. During Summer U, every day is a day to remember.
Our resort in Greece is located right on the beach! It’s only 10 minutes away from the international airport
Summer U is offered by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS). EUJS is a pluralistic, inclusive and non-partisan umbrella organisation that supports Jewish student unions throughout Europe and represents its members in international institutions and organisations. Founded in 1978, we currently encompass 35 member organisations, spanning from Russia to Portugal; Bulgaria to the United Kingdom.
EUJS seeks to strengthen Jewish communities and European society through student activism and advocacy. Therefore, EUJS connects peer-led, independent Jewish student unions throughout Europe and supports them in fulfilling the aspirations of the Jewish people, developing Jewish religious, spiritual, cultural and social heritage and ensuring continuity.
As every year, Summer U will host a wide range of activities.
Take part in exciting seminars with experienced speakers and experts in the fields of International Relations, Jewish Community-building, Personal Development and Leadership.
You decide what’s important to you! As a vital part of the young European Jewish community, you’ll get the knowledge, tools and support to build our Jewish future on the continent with a whole network of new amazing friends.
Get ready for spontaneous, crazy fun with the Animation team! Don’t forget your costumes, you’re gonna need them for the themed parties taking place every night!
Stay fit with Yoga, Krav Maga, Aerobics, Maccabiah games and many more. Express yourself through song, dance, arts and crafts and why not, cooking! Get your camera ready, we’re going on a daytrip to one of Greece’s many legendary spots! Spend a beautiful Shabbat together with over 400 fellow Jews!
What's important to you
The best summer memories
Fun jewish activities
Enjoying the sunny weather
EXPLORE AN ANCIENT METROPOLIS OF GREECE
Celebrate with over 400 jews
Safety is our Priority.
We’ve implemented the highest security measures in cooperation with the local authorities and the Jewish community in Greece.
Venue & Facilities
Location of the Summer U Venue: The Summer U resort is located in Greece, on the angelic island of Lefkada, at the seaside
|18-25 Years Old||26-30 Years Old|
|Early bird registration||407,00||459,00|
|18-25 Years Old||26-30 Years Old|
|Early bird registration|
We are able to accept the following payment options for Summer U: Mastercard / Visa, Bank Transfer as well as the option to pay your participation fee in 2 instalments with 0% interest.
We try to make Summer U accessible for as many people as possible. If you would like to join us on Summer U but are in financial assistance, please fill in this form and we will try to help you as best as we can.
Bonus: This year, the biennial EUJS General Assembly will be taking place during Summer U, where the President and Board Members will be elected. It’s a unique chance to see democratic political processes in action, and get all pumped up in support of your favorite candidates!
Your travel and stay will be covered by us!
What we are looking for? Motivated, dedicated, reliable and fun Jewish students or young professionals who work well in a team and are able to commit to attending Summer U, the days before (25t h of August – 3r d of September), as well as one preparatory weekend at the end of April. You will have to dedicate several hours per week from June to August to ensure a fantastic Summer U – all worthwhile, you can be sure!
Logistics: You’ve got the clipboard. You’re responsible for making sure the whole event runs smoothly, things are delivered, things arrive, nothing is ever out of place! You might have to take care of arranging transport, be in contact with the hotel, deal with finding Kosher food and other similar tasks that together ensure the event is all it can be.
Animation Team: This year Tal – You know Tal! – is putting together a whole new Animation team! There are big shoes to fill! Have you got the right fun-loving feet for them? Get people pumped up, organize games and contests with participants, put in place all the fun activities and always have the crowd around you for a l’chaim.
Program Coordination/Social Events: You’ll be in charge of developing a coherent program, with interesting tracks and suitable speakers. You’ll be putting together the schedule and making sure we have a unique Summer U and the “best holiday” we are so proud to offer. Background in religious studies, psychology, or political science appreciated.
Marketing: We want to make sure everyone we represent knows of Summer U! That means more than 160 000 young Jews around Europe and beyond. And not only should they hear of Summer U, but you’ll be making sure that they all know it’s gonna be an experience to remember and the best investment of the summer. Reaching out to communities, dealing with social media, talking to individual potential participants are some of the things you might want to do.