Rabbi Steven Burg

Rabbi Steven Burg

Rabbi Steven Burg is the OU’s managing director and international director of NCSY. His career with NCSY has spanned 20 years, bringing passionate Judaism to the lives of thousands of Jewish teenagers across the globe. He is also the founder of the Jewish Student Union (JSU), a network of 250 public high school clubs that reaches more than 15,000 unaffiliated Jewish teenagers.

NCSY: What’s New for 2011 and Beyond

September 21, 2011, by

Rosh Hashana is a time for new beginnings. In American culture, one might make a “New Year’s resolution” to quit smoking or lose weight. In Judaism, a similar though profoundly different concept exists. Rosh Hashana marks the start of the Ten Days of Repentance, culminating in Yom Kippur, when all of our slates are wiped

Op-Ed: There’s No Place for Bullying in God’s World

October 20, 2010, by

This article first appeared October 17 in JTA I was saddened to hear of the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student driven to suicide by bullying over his sexual orientation. While Clementi’s case has grabbed national headlines, it sadly is far from unique. Last September alone, no fewer than six boys in the

Op-Ed: Parents Must Communicate

August 8, 2007, by

NEW YORK (JTA) — Thousands of Orthodox students will soon head off for their post-high school year of study at a yeshiva in Israel. For most of these adolescents, it will be their first year away from home and a time to begin their ascent to independence and adulthood. Judging from recent years, many of

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