NCSY Inducts Noach Klein, of Southfield, into Ben Zakkai Honor Society

03 Feb 2011


From Left: Rabbi Tzali Freedman, Central East NCSY Regional Director; Noach Klein; Rabbi Steven Burg, NCSY International Director

NCSY | Jewish Youth Leadership, the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union, inducted Noach Klein, of Southfield, into its Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) last Sunday at its Annual Scholarship Reception.

BZHS is an alumni “Hall of Fame” whose new members are nominated by, and voted on, by its current members based on the nominees’ service to NCSY and the Jewish community. The Society’s main function is to raise funds for scholarships for high school NCSYers for summer programs in North America and Israel and for teens to continue their Jewish education after high school. The Society has helped pay tribute for more than forty years to esteemed NCSY alumni and community leaders who have demonstrated their dedication to Torah and their service to the Jewish people. The January 30 event was the 15th Annual Scholarship Reception.

Noach Klein began working in NCSY in November of 1999, at the tender age of sixteen. He hasn’t missed a regional event since — that’s more than 100 events. This multi-talented NCSY dynamo is not only responsible for the expert sound, lights and every other technical aspect of each event, he also manages the NCSY website, and creates all its inspiring videos. His enthusiastic efforts continue to bear nonstop fruit as he generates higher and higher levels of Jewish pride and inspiration in hundreds of Jewish teens.

He is also an inspirational husband and father; in the summer of 2006, Noach married Shira Gilden of Toronto and they have two daughters, Dena Miriam and Sarah Leah.

Creating an infectious excitement for life wherever he goes and in whatever he puts his mind to, at 25 he became a licensed master plumber and currently owns a thriving commercial and residential plumbing business with six devoted employees. He’s a licensed EMT too. Versatile, vivacious and always raring to go, Noach Klein is a very good man to have around, and NCSY intends to keep him around for many years to come.

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