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
“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
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
After meeting on Yarchei Kallah 2013, they were both assigned to staff TJJ the following Summer. They knew it was a shidduch after the Staff Shabbaton in May, and the rest is NCSY history.
The happy couple began dating after they co-staffed TJJ West in the Summer of 2014.
When you hear the characteristics caring, selfless, supportive, chessedik, “die-hard NCSYer” who comes to mind? If this girl had her own page in a dictionary, this would be the definition. Corrine Malachi, an alumna of New York NCSY – Brooklyn Chapter (2012), Regional President and National Board (2011-12), exemplifies these characteristics and so many more,
Dov Snow and Amy Sisel, Camp Sports and New England NCSY, November 11, 2010
Dovid Weisman & Bayla Halbstein, NY & Southern Regions, January 6th, 2014
Elliot Allswang & Margo Roth A"H, Chicago & NY Regions, January 24th, 1993