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
As Jacob returns to meet his brother Esau after 22 years, Rabbi Jack Melul at the University of Oregon and JSU/NCSY in Eugene Oregon, shares a commentary from Rashi: how did Jacob keep the 613 Mitzvot while living with his father-in-law Laban away from Israel. What is the distinction between being able to perform Mitzvot
This week, Estee Balk, West Hartford & Upstate NCSY, tells us about a very hard and a very happy time in Yaakov’s life, and the superhuman qualities he saw in his wives…and how we too can become superheroes in our own life.
It may have been 30 years in the making, but it was well worth the wait! Ari Goldberg, City Director of Pittsburgh NCSY, uses his beloved Kansas City Royals to teach us an important lesson from this week’s parsha, and how not to let the present distract us from future opportunities.
What are the three special brachas from this week’s Parsha? How do they apply to us today? Find out by listening to Rabbi Yehoshua Marchuck, Director of NCSY Alumni Connection and Advisor Recruitment, dvar torah on Parshat Chayei Sarah.
What do Avraham and Shem have to do with UNESCO? Rabbi Lashak, NCSY Senior Educator, Southwest NCSY, EuroICE, takes a deeper look at this week’s parsha to teach us about the tremendous value and significance of Avraham’s purchase.
Challenge accepted! This week, DL Lavin (Canada, Central East, New York NCSY and TJJ) takes us through some major figures of Jewish history from Avraham Avinu and Queen Esther to Jerry Seinfeld and the Shabbos Project, to teach us an important lesson; it may be a big step, but it will go a long way!
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.