Meet this month’s NCSY alumni spotlight, Ilan Swartz-Brownstein. If the name sounds familiar it’s because his name has been buzzing around Jewish communities in the U.S. for the past month. This recent America’s Got Talent star walked on-stage as a proud Jew with a kipa and tzitzis along with his co beat-boxer, Josh Leviton. Ilan,
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
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
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
“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
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
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.
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