NCSY Summer Trips
NCSY offers 22 unique summer programs across the U.S., Israel, and Europe. From sports to corporate internships to work with Israeli first responders, NCSY summer programs provide a panorama of experiences unbounded by geography. This summer had record participation of nearly 1,700 teens.
Teens Save Lives on Hatzalah Rescue
Benjamin Mendelson, 17, and Jaden Jubas, 16, were volunteering with a United Hatzalah crew in Bat Yam when their ambulance was dispatched to a call for a semi-responsive patient. Upon arrival, the team found multiple responders providing CPR to an 80-year-old male. Both teens immediately joined the compression rotation, working with EMTs from United Hatzalah and a paramedic team from Magen David Adom, regaining and losing the patient’s pulse twice before it was finally restored and the patient could be transported to the hospital.
This is just one of many stories of NCSY students participating in NCSY Hatzalah Rescue, a month-long summer program run in partnership with United Hatzalah, a volunteer-based emergency medical services organization in Israel. The program trains teens to serve as emergency medical responders volunteering with ambulance crews in Israel.
Medically Minded Teens Experience Israel through a New Lens
Hatzalah Rescue is a coed summer program in Israel that allows teens to gain medical skills and experience and give back to others. Teens are trained and certified as emergency medical responders, volunteer on an ambulance, learn the intricacies of Hatzalah’s daily operations, and form friendships to last a lifetime.
Number of Teens on NCSY Summer Trips
Public school teens bake their own pita in Northern Israel while on The Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey, NCSY Summer’s flagship Israel experience for unaffiliated teens