New NJ NCSY Summer Program for Teen Girls, in Teaneck

02 Jul 2012


New Jersey NCSY announces a new summer program for high school girls — the Summer Girls Learning Initiative beginning Tuesday, July 3. The program — to include classes on various interests and featuring dynamic speakers — will be offered weekly through August 14 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck, 389 West Englewood Avenue. Registration is not required.

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Dr. Aliza Frohlich, Program Coordinator and Shira Schechter, of The Frisch School in Paramus, will kick-off the first session as featured presenters.

According to Rabbi Steven Burg, International Director of NCSY, “NCSY caters to the needs and interests of all Jewish teens. Just as we offer single gender summer programs in Israel, it makes sense to offer our young ladies exciting shiurim, dynamic speakers, awesome topics and great chevra in Teaneck — the heart of our New Jersey NCSY Region.”

Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, Regional Director of New Jersey NCSY, who will serve as a keynote educator for the program, noted, “Numerous teen girls are home for the summer as day-camp counselors, and may feel a lack of social and learning opportunities. New Jersey NCSY acknowledges this important social and spiritual component, and has created the Summer Girls Learning Initiative to make sure that all types of girls would be included and attracted to the program.”

Instructors will vary each week, comprised of popular teachers from the local yeshivot. Participants will include Rabbi Donny Besser; Rochel Besser; Dena Block; Rachel Burg; Elana Flaumenhaft; Michal Jacob; Lyn Kraft; and Sefi Kraut.

“Two tracks will be offered as part of the learning initiative,” explained Dr. Frohlich. “One track will be more intensive — a textually-based class; and the other track will be more discussion-oriented. The program, as they say, is purely “lishma” — just to provide something for the girls. Girls can go back and forth between tracks if they wish.”

Participation is $5 per week, including food.

For further information, contact Dr. Frohlich at

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