From August 26th to September 2nd 2018, one week of fun, trainings, workshops and networking with Jews from all over Europe and beyond.
It's what you've been waiting for all year!
Summer U is providing the best that summer has to offer. Embodying positive Jewish identities, celebrating diversity at all time: during the workshops, the legendary parties, while networking, in the pool or challenging others at sports. Come to laugh, meet, learn, sweat, sing, dance, run and let loose together with old and new friends from across the globe.
Summer U has brought together young Jewish students and professionals (18-30 years old) from all over Europe and beyond, every year for the past 35 years!
This year is all about YOU! Grab your friends, come as a group, organize a session or run a club! But whatever you do, pack your bathing suit and get ready for some intense sun … we’re going to BULGARIA!
Affordable Summer with great people: In Summer U you create your own experience. Follow our programme tracks tackling issues that are relevant to today’s young Jews: Political advocacy, Jewish Learning & Diversity, and many more. This Year, discover as well Bulgarian Culture & History! Play sports, hang out by our private outdoor pool and party all night long with new friends. During Summer U, every day is a day to remember.
Our resort in Bulgaria is located right at the beach and is only half an hour away from Bulgaria’s major airport in Burgas and just one hour and a half from the international airport in Varna.
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. This year join us to celebrate EUJS’ 40th anniversary!
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.
Every year, Summer U hosts a wide range of activities.This year all our energy has been focused on making this event a place of celebration of positive European Jewish identity.The program has been tailored day by day to find the right balance between content and holiday feeling. All the sessions run during the program will be held in informal and non-formal settings.
You decide what’s important for 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 the crazy Workshops and Cocktail Hours led by the national unions and initiatives!
Are you a local group organising events for young adults at least 3 times a year? Apply for DISCOUNTS, A PERSONALIZED ENTRY to the Opening Ceremony, and showing everyone how amazing you are by RUNNING A WORKSHOP or COCKTAIL HOUR. To benefit from this package, contact firstname.lastname@example.org! Don’t forget your costumes, you’re gonna need them for the themed parties taking place every night!
Stay fit with Yoga, Aerobics, Color Fight, Maccabiah games and many more.
Express yourself through song, dance, arts and crafts by attending or running your own Club!! Get your camera ready, we’re going on a daytrip to one of Bulgaria’s breath-taking spots!
Spend a beautiful Shabbat together with over 350 fellow Pan-European Jews!
Location of the Summer U Venue
The Summer U resort is located in Bulgaria, in between two lovely cities - Burgas and Varna.
Venue & Facilities
Safety is our Priority. We’ve implemented the highest security measures in cooperation with the local authorities and the Jewish community in Bulgaria.
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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.
You are a local Union, group, or initiative? Get in touch at email@example.com, you might apply to the group package including a tailored discount, a personalized entry to the Gala, and the opportunity to make an impression on everyone showing what you are good at by running a morning Workshop or an afternoon Cocktail hour!
We try to make Summer U accessible for as many people as possible. If you would like to join Summer U but are in need of financial assistance, please inform us during the application process and we will try to help you as best as we can.
Explore Summer U from the other side of the mirror! Are you social, ready for being in charge for a week, helping friends make friends and qualified to handle all the balloon, costume and decoration emergencies? Well, you’ve got the chance to join our team and make one of the largest summer events for Jewish youth in the world happen.
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 (24th of August – 2nd of September), as well as one preparatory weekend happening between May and July. 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!