DISCOVER

In 2021 Summer U is back and will take place between August 16-23 in Viterbo, Italy!

SUMMER U  is providing the best that summer has to offer. Embodying positive Jewish identities, celebrating diversity at all time: during the workshops, the panels, 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 is bringing together young Jewish students and professionals (18-30 years old) from all over Europe and beyond, every year since 1984. Last year, for the first time, we had to cancel Summer U due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This year we had to think long and hard whether conducting such an event in person would be possible. But today, after careful consideration and many discussions with various stakeholders, we have exciting news to share with you:

In 2021 Summer U is back and will take place between August 16-23 in Viterbo, Italy!

Grab your friends, come as a group, organize a session or run a club! Whatever you do, pack your bathing suit and get ready for some intense sun … we’re going to ITALY!

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. Discover the Italian Culture & History! Play sports, hang out by our private outdoor pool, learn new dances and songs, and party with new friends! During Summer U, every day is a day to remember.

This year’s hotel in Italy is just an hour and half from Italian’s major airport in Rome. 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 36 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.


PROGRAM

Every year, Summer U hosts a wide range of activities. Together with our Jewish educator we are working on bringing meaningful Jewish content for the diverse crowd coming to the event.

This year all our energy has been focused on making this event a place of celebration of positive European Jewish identities. 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 with the common theme of Inclusivity.

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, Union Hours and Parties led by the national unions and initiatives! Are you a local group organising events for young adults at least 3 times a year? Contact summer-u@eujs.org!

Stay fit with Yoga, Color Run, 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 day trip to one of Italian’s breath-taking spots!
Spend a beautiful Shabbat together with over 270 fellow Pan-European Jews!

Be part of the EUJS General Assembly

This year at Summer U, our member unions will elect a new President and Board and will discuss and adopt policy proposals. Whether as a union delegate or an interested participant, you’ll get to be part of EUJS’ democratic processes and be part of shaping the direction of the organization!


Location of the Summer U Venue

The Summer U resort is located in Italy, an hour and half away from Rome.


Venue & Facilities

  • Meeting rooms indoor and outdoors

  • A big pool

  • Sport field

  • Bar

  • Free Wi-Fi Internet

  • Maid cleaning service every day

  • Pick up bus from major airports

Safety and wellbeing is our Priority. In consultation with the EUJS Medical Advisory Committee, EUJS is committed to enforcing policy and procedures for all individuals at EUJS programs to ensure the health and safety of our community during Summer U 2021. This summer we anticipate that our Summer U experiences will look different than "normal" due to COVID-19. While news and information about COVID are ever-changing, we are continuously updating how Summer U will be affected. EUJS is working to prepare the necessary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep all participants, staff and speakers healthy. We will continuously update our protocols based on the recommended guidelines issued by the EUJS Medical Advisory Committee, as well as European and local governments, with specific attention given to Italian guidelines. You can see the EUJS Summer U 2021 Covid-19 Rules here

We’ve implemented the highest security measures in cooperation with the local authorities and the Jewish community in Italy.


PRICE

Package18-25 Years Old26-30 Years Old
Early bird registration€ 409,00€ 454,00
Regular price€ 457,00€ 508,00

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 installments with 0% interest.

Discounts
You are a local Union, group, or initiative? Get in touch at summer-u@eujs.org, 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 Party or an afternoon Cocktail hour!

Scholarships
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.


MEET THE TEAM

Be a participant this year, and next year, 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? Follow EUJS on social media and next year take 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, as well as one preparatory weekend happening in 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!


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