NY NCSY Opens NBA, an All-Girls Program in Brooklyn

09 Feb 2007


The Queens-based New York Region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) has inaugurated another program in its continuing effort to provide quality activities for New York-area Jewish teens. NBA: No Boys Allowed combines a basketball night with a hip-hop dance class, both run by NCSY-trained advisors.

Based at the James Madison High School gymnasium on Bedford Avenue, between Avenue P and Quentin Road in Brooklyn Tuesdays from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M., NBA provides a weekly opportunity for high school girls to play ball or learn to dance in a comfortable atmosphere, with equipment and refreshments provided by New York NCSY. During a brief intermission, there is also a short educational session given by one of the NCSY advisors on Parshat Hashavua (the weekly Torah portion).

“We pride ourselves in striving to provide Jewish teens with a constant source of new and innovative programs,” said Rabbi Nahum Zak, Regional Director of New York NCSY. “Our feedback on NBA has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Sara Kayla Brant, a New York NCSY Advisor and NBA participant said, “NBA provides exciting activities like basketball and dancing, combined with Torah, in a fun environment which has proven to be a fantastic experience.”

NCSY, a program of the Orthodox Union, is a multi-faceted Jewish youth group. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. For Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their own heritage.

For more information, contact the New York NCSY office at 718-461-1200 or NYregion@ncsy.org.