Are you an alumni of NCSY, Israel Free Spirit-Birthright or OU JLIC and haven’t read the OU NextGen’s latest edition of Reunion yet? Check out the Summer 2015 issue and enjoy inspiring features, spotlights on alumni and blast to the past photos. Also, there’s a section where alumni can share their personal news! Want to
For the third year, OU Alumni is partnering with JUSTIFI to offer a social justice trip to Thailand for Jewish college students and young professionals. The 10-day program between June 2nd and June 11th will expose participants to Thailand’s rich culture, allow them to understand human trafficking and child exploitation in Southeast Asia, educate and inspire Thai youth, and ride on
Ari Ziegler, JLIC alum and IFS staff member, tells us about Moshe’s choice of words and reveals why the task of remembering that the mitzvot were passed down on Har Sinai is more important than the task of following the mitzvot themselves.
No matter what, I still love you…. Devorah Jaye, Atlantic Seaboard, New England and Southern NCSY, and current MEOR Maryland Assistant DIrector, introduces us to Sefer Devarim, as well as how it relates to this time of year, NCSY, to teach us an important message about staying inspired even during the darkest times.
What does it take to be a good leader? Daniel Levine, West Coast NCSY, goes through the parsha, as well as what we know about Yehoshua, to teach us an important lesson about different styles of leadership.
Are you living for this world or for the next? Ari Zucker, advisor for NJ NCSY and TJJ, tells us about Bilaam’s prayer and a life-changing story from the Gemara, and teaches us how to live life to the fullest.
If we don’t understand it, why do we do it? Simon Springer, from Seattle, New York and West Coast NCSY, goes through different opinions in Jewish thought to teach us about the nature of mitzvot and how to use to become better people.
Answer: Top row: Shimmie Kaminetzky, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Rabbi Josh Blass; bottom row: Rabbi Chaim Lanner, Daniel Kaminetsky, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell and Rabbi Matt Tropp. Read Reunion Summer 2015 Issue here!
By Chaya Schwartz, Germany Close Up Summer 2015 Participant Frustrated as we zoomed through different points of interest in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp I began to move my toes as though I was drawing a shape. The tour guide was talking, but all I could hear was silence. All I could feel was emptiness and confusion and frustration