New York NCSY held its annual Winter Regional Convention at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT. A record breaking 500 participants attended, including a mix of Jewish teens from public schools and yeshiva/day schools from all over New York. An innovative educational program entitled “The App Store – Choose Your Own” enabled NCSYers to chose from 16 sessions that presented different perspectives on stories from Tanach.
Adult guests were treated to a discussion on “Getting to Know NCSY and NCSYers” with Rabbi Steven Burg, Managing Director of the OU and International Director of NCSY; Mr. Steven Savitsky, Chairman of the Board of the OU; and Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, Regional Director of NY NCSY. As part of the discussion, a panel of NCSYers shared their stirring stories about their personal journey to finding an appreciation, understanding and love of their Jewish heritage and why they choose to live a passion filled life committed to Jewish values.
You can read more about this exceptional event here.