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
Why doesn’t Shavuot have a better name? Rabbi Ari Koretzky, executive director of MEOR Maryland, shares some insights into the true nature of the holiday, and what it can teach us about the role of NCSY alumni.
Relax, don’t worry, Hashem will provide! Kivi Naiman, an advisor for Central East NCSY & NCSY Kollel, brings together Parshat Behar and the Ba’al Shem Tov, Har Sinai and Shemitah, to teach us an important lesson about the amazing abilities of an average Jew.
It’s as easy as 1+1 = 2, right?? Rabbi Moshe Benovitz, from NCSY Kollel, teaches us about the true nature of counting the Omer, which is discussed in this week’s parsha, and how to bundle up seemingly random behaviors into a lifestyle of positivity.
Imagine, if you will, that shortly after your birth you were chosen to get an extra heart. You are perfectly healthy but technology made it such that certain people could get an extra heart, another source of extra blood flow, energy and emotion. You can get used to this. In times of stress, sorrow, and
What do basketball, davening doctors, and this week’s parsha have in common? This week, Willie Balk, former TJJ advisor, advisor for the Midwest, West Coast, and Northwest NCSY regions, and Central East alum, teaches us how to enjoy life, infuse it with holiness, and make the small things add up.
Would a world with tzara’at really be so bad? Margot Reinstein, a former advisor from Upstate NY and NJ NCSY, and a former bus head of NCSY GIVE, shares some important thoughts about the different forms of tzara’at, seeing spots, and what it all has to do with Yom Ha’Atzmaut and the Land of Israel.
What’s the connection between Aharon HaKohen and Rabbi Akiva? Rabbi Jesse Horn from Yeshivat HaKotel looks at this week’s parsha and teaches us an important lesson about combating fear, embracing destiny, and becoming a real winner.
At the Pesach seder, we read out something very important in the Haggadah-an open invitation to guests. But who are we inviting? And why? Rabbi Micah Greenland, NCSY International Director, answers these questions, and teaches us about the mindset we need to merit the ultimate redemption. Chag kasher v’sameach!!!