National Club Z Conference

A WEEKEND OF LEARNING, INSPIRATION, AND SKILL-BUILDING

Our national conference is an annual gathering that brings together teens from across North America for a weekend of learning, inspiration, and skill-building. From sessions with notable speakers from the pro-Israel world to seminars with leading university student organizations, this immersive experience provides teens with unique opportunities to network with like-minded peers, learn about university life from current college students, and form relationships with pro-Israel leaders on campus and beyond.

 

INSPIRING SPEAKERS

The Club Z conference is THE place where modern-day luminaries of Zionism come together to inspire the new generation of proud and articulate Zionist leaders.

Past speakers include Pastor Dumisani Washington; indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose; human rights attorney Brooke Goldstein; university professor Tammi Benjamin-Rossman; and scholar of Arabic culture, Professor Mordechai Kedar.

 

ACTION-PACKED WORKSHOPS

Teens engage in immersive workshops with speakers who cover a wide variety of topics.

Previous workshops include: “Israel’s Story”, “Innovation Nation”, “Israel Advocacy for the Perplexed”, “Why Be Jewish”, and many more.

 

THOUGHT-PROVOKING DISCUSSIONS

  • Is Israel practicing Apartheid?
  • What is the Occupation?
  • What do Arab children learn in their schools?
  • Why is Israel always in the news?
  • Is Israel an outpost of Western civilization or is it a true Middle Eastern country?
  • Why should I care about this?
  • Where do I fit into the Jewish story?
  • Why be Jewish?

These questions and many more are regularly discussed and are welcomed at the Conference.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

  • Any teen wanting to gain an understanding of current events in the Middle East and their implications on the rest of the world.
  • Any teen wanting to prepare for the hostile environment on college campuses.
  • Any teen interested in learning about why Jews live in Israel, why there is a conflict, how it started, and how we can end it.
  • Any teen wanting to learn about BDS and how to defeat it.

 

WHAT THEY SAY

My son’s participation in Club Z has given him an invaluable set of skills, the strength to fight for what is fair, and the self-assurance to leave his mark on the world.

Lona Lebengrub, current Club Z parent

Club Z is one of the most inspiring, amazing programs I’ve ever been lucky to be a part of where I’m welcomed and encouraged to voice my opinions and express my passion. I love being able to connect with like-minded peers and learn about the history and current events taking place in Israel.

Club Z Teen

When I joined Club Z as a freshman, I was finally able to learn what it truly means to be a Jew and that our message as a people is just and righteous.

Ilan Eisenberg, Club Z senior, accepted to Yale for fall 2021

 

GETTING THERE

Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Arrival for all attendees should be no later than 2 PM Friday, January 14th, 2022.

TRAVEL SUBSIDIES

For teens requiring air travel, we will have limited travel subsidies. Subsidies will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for West Coast and MidWest travelers. Instructions on how to apply will be sent to participants after the conference.

For information regarding financial aid, reach out to devora@clubz.org.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Accommodations are in a 4 star hotel with gourmet food, heated pool, gym.

There will be 3-4 teens per room. Private rooms are available for an added cost and must be coordinated in advance.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Dress code is business casual. This is a professional conference, so you are expected to dress professionally. No jeans, no shorts, no t-shirts, no flip flops etc will be allowed.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE TIMELINE

The conference begins on: Friday, Jan 14th 3:00pm

The conference concludes on: Monday, Jan 17th 9:00am