LILLY LEIBU OF MARIETTA PARTICIPATED IN YOM NCSY, A GATHERING OF 1,000 TEENS WHO SPENT SUMMER IN ISRAEL ON OU PROGRAMS
Lilly Leibu, 16, of Marietta, 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.
Lilly was on TJJ, The Jerusalem Journey, which has a high percentage of teens who want to become more religious. “I go to public school,” she says, “and after a summer of seeing Israel with a Jewish group I realize how important a Jewish environment is. I want more of a Jewish experience in my future.
“I met a farmer in the Negev who grows dates and olives. When he talked to us he made it clear that he still has the Zionist spirit. He is committed to making the desert bloom.”