AHAVAH SMITH OF MIAMI BEACH PARTICIPATED IN YOM NCSY, A GATHERING OF 1,000 TEENS WHO SPENT SUMMER IN ISRAEL ON OU PROGRAMS
Ahavah Smith, 17, a student of the Hebrew Academy of Miami Beach, participated in Yom NCSY, held near Jerusalem, in which more than 1,000 teens who were in Israel on one of NCSY’s 11 different summer trips, gathered to celebrate the glorious times they have experienced. NCSY is the international youth program of the Orthodox Union. Ahavah was on GIVE, the Girls Israel Volunteer Experience. “Every day we had at least one chesed project,” she explains, using the Hebrew word for kindness or charity. “When we go somewhere and I see kids with disabilities or old people . . . The joy they get from what we do for them makes me so happy.