Last Call for NCSY Summer Programs for Teenagers

07 Apr 2006

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, the Orthodox Union’s National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) summer programs still have a few openings in the Summer Experience for Girls, Michlelet, and Camp Sports programs. According to Ouriel Hassan, National Director of NCSY Summer Programs, “All the programs are doing well and now is the best time to register as space is quickly filling up.”

The Summer Experience for Girls, which runs from July 11 through August 7 in New York’s Catskills Mountains, offers sports, activities, trips and friendships, as well as a positive approach to Jewish identity — all crammed into one eventful summer. Girls will create their own schedule from a wide variety of activities, including: swimming, sports, art, aerobics, horseback riding and more. At the same time they will explore a variety of fascinating concepts in Judaism. Night time activities include color war, overnight trips to New York and Boston, and fun Israel Day activities. For more information contact Shoshana Hulkower at or 212-613-8167.

Michlelet welcomes its new summer director, Mrs. Rivka Yudin. An experience of a lifetime, Michlelet runs from July 2 through August 14. It is a program that enables girls to study Torah in Israel, deepen their commitment to Judaism, visit the spectacular sites of both ancient and contemporary Israel, participate in acts of chesed (kindness) while basking in the warm sun with friends, playing sports, and much more. Situated on the beautiful Reishit Yerushalyim campus in Beit Shemesh, Michlelet not only offers a wide range of stimulating classes in Halacha (Jewish law), Chumash (bible), and Hashkafa (philosophy) on both beginner and advanced levels, but also is staffed with capable advisors, teachers and renowned rabbis from the United States and Israel. For more information contact Esther Druckman at 212.613.8324 or

Camp Sports, which runs from July 3 through July 31, is aimed at boys of all skill levels of Torah learning who are interested in both athletic activities and growing in Torah. Located in Baltimore, Camp Sports is situated on the stunning 90-acre campus of Ner Yisrael Rabbinical College in Pikesville. For half the day, campers will learn topics such as Torah, Mishnah, oral law, Talmud, Jewish History, and Jewish Philosophy. After a great morning, boys will be ready to begin sports activities including, swimming, hockey, football, soccer, and basketball, all played either in competitive leagues or casually with friends and staff.

For more information contact Shoshana Hulkower at or 212.613.8167.