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  • Alex Jakubowski: Making a Jewish Home Abroad

    Alex Jakubowski: Making a Jewish Home Abroad

    Alex Jakubowski was the kid who thought he had everything figured out. He was planning on going to law school, becoming a JAG officer or work in the solicitor generals office but he shortly realized that  life has a way of changing your path in ways that you can never expect. Towards the end of his

    posted on August 26, 2015, with No Comments
  • Yosef Golubchuck: Get Out & Accomplish

    Yosef Golubchuck: Get Out & Accomplish

    NCSY alum, Yosef Golubchuck, loves getting out with his family, traveling, getting involved in outreach and connecting to college students. After Yosef and his wife Sharon moved to Highland Park, NJ they immediately realized they lived close to Rutgers University and saw it as a awesome opportunity to get involved with Jewish college students on campus.

    posted on July 31, 2015, with No Comments
  • Scott Shulman: The Journey of Jewish Leadership

    Scott Shulman: The Journey of Jewish Leadership

    NCSY helped transform Scott Shulman into the Jewish leader he is today. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Scott first got involved with NCSY in 6th grade, joining the Central East region. Scott demonstrated his leadership at a young age by joining the Junior NCSY board in middle school. His NCSY involvement and leadership opportunities

    posted on June 26, 2015, with No Comments
  • Isaiah Rothstein: Music Unites

    Isaiah Rothstein: Music Unites

    Through songs and instruments, music opens up the minds and hearts of individuals in a unique way. Countless times Isaiah Rothstein witnessed the impact of music on people. Isaiah saw the power that music has to create remarkable connections and relationships during his NCSY career. Although Isaiah began NCSY for the same reasons as any

    posted on May 28, 2015, with No Comments
  • Confidence is Key: Alumni Spotlight on Talia Borenstein

    Confidence is Key: Alumni Spotlight on Talia Borenstein

    In high school, Talia Lautman Borenstein, was always challenging herself. In 11th grade, she served as the chapter president of Cleveland NCSY and following that she served on Central East regional board during a transitional period. The steps she took and the way she pushed herself to step up throughout those years allowed her to

    posted on April 30, 2015, with No Comments
  • Captain Yoni Goldstein: Always Reaching Higher

    Captain Yoni Goldstein: Always Reaching Higher

    “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question,” goes the quote from Harun Yahya. Not everyone can say that they’ve flown to distant countries and acquired achievements in their travels. But Captain Yoni Goldstein is someone who can. In

    posted on March 24, 2015, with No Comments
  • Jake Litwin: “You’re the Voice”

    Jake Litwin: “You’re the Voice”

    Jake Litwin may be living on the opposite side of the country but he still carries the lessons he learned in NCSY on the West Coast with him. At a 9th grade shabbaton, Jake met Solly Hess and Rabbi Effie Goldberg and from then on his involvement with West Coast NCSY only grew until, eventually,

    posted on February 23, 2015, with No Comments
  • Mai Bonomo: Kansas City to the IDF

    Mai Bonomo: Kansas City to the IDF

    From TJJ to the IDF, Mai Bonomo takes NCSY with her wherever her life leads. It all started in 2008 when her friend from dance was going on a JSU trip to New York. Wanting to be in on the fun, Mai convinced her parents to also let her go, and as they say, “the

    posted on January 28, 2015, with No Comments
  • A Glimpse Into the Life of: Allen Kramerov, JSU Superstar

    A Glimpse Into the Life of: Allen Kramerov, JSU Superstar

    Not everyone can be as involved as Allen. He was in Atlantic Seaboard NCSY, very involved with Shabbatons and latte and learning. An avid participant in JSU, Allen enjoyed learning about the different Jewish holidays. He has a lot of hakarat hatov (gratitude) toward JSU for the opportunities it gave him. He says, “JSU is

    posted on January 6, 2015, with No Comments
  • Shachar Avraham: Campus Pursuit of Happiness

    Shachar Avraham: Campus Pursuit of Happiness

    Not every college student can say that they are the founder of a successful business. Not every college student is able to commit to their academic work and dedicate hours to doing chesed. Not every college student is like Shachar Avraham, a junior at Binghamton University. Shachar began his community outreach when he was a

    posted on December 19, 2014, with No Comments
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