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NCSY GIVE 2015 Reunion is Almost Here!!

Hey NCSY GIVErs and Parents!


Although we’re always excited for shabbos, we are getting extra excited for NEXT shabbos, Dec 4-5! (Yes, it’s already almost December- insane how time flies!) 


I wanted to touch base and fill you in on some of the details of the weekend. If you have not filled out the reunion form online and ARE planning to join us, please be sure to have the form completed by this THURSDAY so that we know you’re coming and have housing for you (see link: NCSY GIVE Reunion Registration form). 


And now for the details…


Airport Pickups:
Unless you have contacted Alexa with your flight information, it is fair to assume that we will not be picking you up from the airport. If you did contact us with appropriate flight information, make sure to have Alexa’s phone number with you (404-783-2596) in case of emergency or if you’re running late. There will be airport pickups from Newark and LGA on Friday morning for flights landing between 8 am-11 am and airport drop offs at Newark and LGA on Sunday for flights departing between 8 am and 12 pm. If your flight does not fall into this time frame, please make sure you have alternate arrangements to get to the airport and please confirm with Alexa that all travel details are set in place.

Transportation To and From Reunion:

Due to lack of interest, there will NOT be bussing offered from Teaneck to or from the reunion. There will be bussing from the Five Towns and Queens though, both to and from reunion. The bus will pick up in Queens at Central at 12:45 pm and will then travel to the Five Towns for a 1:15 pm pickup at Young Israel of Woodmere. From there the bus will travel to Staten Island. The same drop off points will be used on Motzai Shabbos, with the plan to leave Staten Island at approximately 10:30 pm. The fee for the bus will be $20 roundtrip. Anyone who did not sign up for bussing will be responsible to find their own transportation both TO and FROM the reunion. We recommend carpooling with other girls in your neighborhood.

Friday Drop Off:
We will be meeting at the shul on Friday afternoon between 1-2 pm for check-in and light refreshments. GIVErs will then receive housing information, go to hosts to get ready, and then meet back at the shul for candle lighting, etc. The shul’s address is 835 Forest Hill Road. SI, NY 10314. (NOTE: Pickup on Motzai Shabbos will also be at the shul.)

We will be spending shabbos in the Staten Island community. Please abide by the NCSY GIVE dress code for the entirety of the weekend.


Motzai Shabbos:

Motzai Shabbos we will join with GIVE West to host a Melave Malka for the local Beis Ezra women’s home, an organization that provides housing and services for women with varying levels of disabilities. The women will join us for a night of dancing, singing, eating and all around GIVE wackiness. Feel free to bring costumes!


Gifts for Shabbos Hosts: 
We will be providing gifts for those families hosting girls for the weekend. Therefore, do not feel obligated to bring your own gift.

Reunion Fee:

If you have not yet paid your reunion fee by calling the National Office (212-613-8167), please bring a check with you to the reunion for $80. The check should be made out to NCSY and will be collected at registration. (If you are taking the Five Towns bus, you can include the bus fee in the same check as the reunion fee.)


Reunion Schedule:
Below you will find the schedule for the weekend. Times are subject to change.


As always, be in touch with any questions. Email is the best way to reach me. If you have any changes or complications that arise regarding your attendance, please be in touch with Alexa. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the reunion as b’shaah tovah, I’m due this week, but at least it’s for a good reason, right? I can’t wait to hear all the awesome details and see pictures! Don’t have too much fun without me 🙂



Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and will be in touch next week with final pre-reunion updates and details!



Erin and the NCSY GIVE Staff



NCSY GIVE 2015- Reunion Schedule



FRIDAY, December 4

8 am- 11 am Arrival! Welcome to NY!

1- 2 pm Registration at Young Israel of Staten Island (835 Forest Hill Road 10314)

3:45 pm Meet at YISI

4:11 pm Candle Lighting at YISI

4:20 pm Mincha

4:30 pm Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv at YISI

5:30 pm Shabbos Seudah #1     

7:00 pm Family Reunions

7:30 pm GIVEaldik Activity

8:30 pm Tisch at YISI

Walking groups back to Shabbos hosts

Layla Tov!


SHABBOS, December 5

Boker Tov!

9:00 am Shacharis at YISI

11:15 am Kiddush and Parsha 

11:45 am Beit Midrash and Learning Program

12:30 pm Lunch!

2:00 pm Free time! Hang-out at YISI or the Cutlers (48 Boone St.) 4:05 pm Mincha

4:15 pm Shabbos Seudah #3 aka Shalashudes

4:45 pm Slow Shira and Ebbing

5:15 pm Shabbos Ends L Maariv and Havdalah

Shavua Tov! 6 more days ‘til shabbos!! Oy yoy yoy yoy yoy yoy!

7:45 pm Meet back at YISI with all of your luggage and get ready to paaaarty with GIVE West and Beis Ezra for a rockin’ Melave Malka!

10:30 pm BBFN GIVErs!! (Bye Bye For Now)


Have a safe trip home! We’ll miss you!!

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