Long Island Family Donates Record $5 Million to Orthodox Union’s NCSY

04 Oct 2019

“Shevet Glaubach Fellowship” Designed to Train Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union’s flagship NCSY program has received a record donation of $5 million dollars from Great Neck, N.Y. residents Dr. Miriam and Dr. Felix Glaubach to create a fellowship program to train the next generation of Jewish leaders.

Over the last 60 years of Jewish teen engagement and leadership building, NCSY has identified critical skills it believes all leaders must model. The Shevet Glaubach Fellowship program will, therefore, focus on mentoring participants on communication skills; commitment and responsibility; creativity; humble confidence; decisiveness and willingness to confront challenges; tenacity / motivation; empathy; and commitment to continuous personal improvement.

The Shevet Glaubach Fellowship seeks to strengthen, inspire and educate college-aged NCSY advisors, who will learn to become effective and empowering leaders of our future Jewish communities.

The Fellowship will include four annual social interaction programs, two leadership training Shabbatons, four mini mission community Shabbatons, weekly learning / mentoring by noted educators to the Fellows and by the Fellows to NCSY teens.

“Miriam and I are honored to be part of an NCSY program that brings young men and women closer to Hashem; that strengthens our hopes and our people. This is exactly what future Jewish homes need,” said Dr. Felix Glaubach.

“One of the greatest responsibilities of our generation is to develop the Jewish community’s future activists, “said Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane. “Through their record donation, the Glaubachs are enabling NCSY to mine the talents and idealism of current

and future advisors to produce leaders who will be trained and motivated to address the needs of the community for generations to come.”

“The Shevet Glaubach Fellowship will transform our ability to strengthen and grow our pool of NCSY advisors and to train them better to inspire thousands of teens in their own path to a fuller Jewish life.” added OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. “All of this from one extraordinary couple who understand that they can change the landscape for the betterment of the Jewish people.”

NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union (OU) and is dedicated to connecting, inspiring and empowering Jewish teens and encouraging passionate Judaism through Torah and tradition. NCSY connects with Jewish youth through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. NCSY inspires Jewish teens and their connection to Israel through informal Jewish education, retreats and summer programs while empowering teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive growth and change. For more information, visit https://ncsy.org/.

Founded in 1898, the Orthodox Union, (OU), serves as the voice of American Orthodox Jewry, with over 400 congregations in its synagogue network. As the umbrella organization for American Orthodox Jewry, the OU is at the forefront of advocacy work on both state and federal levels, outreach to Jewish teens and young professionals through NCSY and Israel Free Spirit Birthright, Yachad, and OU Press, among many other divisions and programs. For more information, visit https://www.ou.org/.