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
It may not be easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort! This week, Rabbi Marchuck, Director of NCSY Alumni, takes a deeper look at snakes, Shemini Atzeret, and Wilson the volleyball to teach us about what Hashem really wants.
It’s not a habit, it’s a lifestyle! Ayelet Prero, (Midwest NCSY & Michlelet), looks at a mizvah in this week’s parsha, and how it applies to the Yamim Noraim, to teach us about renewing our commitment to the mitzvot, getting a new outlook on our relationship with Hashem, and living up to our unique potential.
Does being part of a community remove your individuality? Rabbi Yehoshua Marchuck, alumna of Long Island NCSY and current director of NCSY Alumni Connections, shares that each Jew remains a growing individual even when they are a piece of the Jewish people.
Did you know you’re great? Rabbi Gideon Black, (OU JLIC), looks at the mitzvah of bikurim in this week’s parsha to teach us an important lesson about the greatness of the individual, and a message we can take with us into this upcoming Rosh HaShanah.
What do tefillin, King David, and Usher have in common? Dov Pianko, Upstate New York NCSY & Central East TJJ, looks four important kinds of people mentioned in this week’s parsha, as well as a deeper look into the mitzvah of tefillin, to teach us how to fight our daily battles.
What do Einstein, Stalin, and starfish have in common with this week’s parsha? Rabbi Ari Neuman, OU-JLIC rabbi at Maryland, looks at some pretty harsh punishments and great people in history to teach us about the power of the individual, and how each one of us can change the world.
Why can’t we complain about our challenges? This week, Rabbi David Katz, director of MMY, takes a deeper look at the manna to teach us an important lesson about appreciating Hashem and what we have, and how to find blessing even during challenges.
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.