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  • Abi Dauber Sterne: Developing a Global Jewish World

    Abi Dauber Sterne: Developing a Global Jewish World

    This spotlight article is dedicated to the Leilui Nishmat of Rivke Berkowitz z”l, who was a volunteer chapter advisor for Buffalo NCSY for over 25 years, and dedicated supporter, advisor, and mentor for Upstate NCSY. Abi Dauber Sterne grew up in Buffalo, New York where she was involved in Upstate/Har Sinai NCSY in middle school

    posted on March 31, 2016, with No Comments
  • Amanda Esraeilian: Believe in Yourself

    Amanda Esraeilian: Believe in Yourself

    If you mention the name, Amanda Esraeilian, to anyone involved with NCSY an instant smile appears on their face. Though she is so well known now in the NCSY world, Amanda explained that her entire NCSY experience began from her first NCSY shabbaton.  Amanda shared how transformative her first shabbaton was for her, “I was

    posted on February 25, 2016, with No Comments
  • Liran Weizman: Let Your Energy Fly

    Liran Weizman: Let Your Energy Fly

    Liran Weizman is known from by her energetic disposition and desire to conquer the world. When meeting Liran you immediately want to hear her story. She was born in Belgium, grew up in Hong Kong before settling in Boston, Massachusetts with her twin brother, Orel, while her parents remained in Hong Kong. It was when

    posted on January 28, 2016, with No Comments
  • Halachically Haute – Miriam (Khalili) Rahmani

    Halachically Haute – Miriam (Khalili) Rahmani

        “NCSY opened my eyes to meeting people of all backgrounds. In one Shabbat I met hundreds of teens who had one goal in mind which united us all- growth.” This goal has stayed with Miriam Rahmani until today. As Great Neck’s chapter president while a junior in high school, Miriam made the decision

    posted on November 25, 2015, with No Comments
  • Jesse Vogel: Bent Not Broken

    Jesse Vogel: Bent Not Broken

    Every journey starts with a single step. For Jesse Vogel, it was joining the junior NCSY program in his conservative synagogue. Jesse soon became very involved, as did most of the families in his synagogue, including a fellow NCSYer who later became his wife. One of Jesse’s favorite NCSY memories was when he was given

    posted on October 29, 2015, with No Comments
  • 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
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