NCSY GIVE 2013 Banquet Presentation!
It was a tearful goodbye :(
After some shopping at Machaneh Yehuda and Ben Yehuda we began our final program on NCSY GIVE 2013. We started off with the candle passing ceremony, where each GIVEr had the opportunity to share some thoughts about her summer. It isn’t often that we get to hear from each and every GIVEr, so this was something very meaningful. This program gave us the chance to learn even more about everyone and deepened our ever growing connection to each other.
Our next stop was the banquet, which was filled with both laughter and tears. We had the chance to hear words of Torah and chizuk from Rabbi Felberman, David Cutler, Erin Stiebel, and many of our own GIVErs. We watched an incredible video that was a hilarious and at times emotional recap of our summer. Our banquet ended with many tear-filled goodbyes as we loaded the busses to the airport.
As we wait in the airport to begin boarding the plane back to JFK, we are amazed at how a 5 week summer program can change your entire life.
We truly had the Best. Summer. Ever.
NCSY GIVE Week #5 Recap
Today we had the unique experience to be a part of something very special.
Extreme Makeover, Home Edition, is a TV show in America which renovates a house for a family in need. This show has recently made its way to Israel and today we had the privilege of escorting the Lubotzky family into their new home. Asael Lubotzky was injured in the Israeli Army and was inspired by all of the people who helped him during that challenging time in his life to become a doctor. Along with their family, friends, and new neighbors, we sang and danced all the way to the entrance of their new home!
It was an incredible experience!
Another fun filled day on NCSY GIVE!
We had another fun filled day on NCSY GIVE!
We started our day hearing from Devorah Steiglitz who told us all about how she came to love and appreciate her Judaism. She is a phenomenal speaker and very inspirational!
We then left Mevasseret and visited an army base. There we were able to speak with some chayalim and let them know how appreciative we are to them for protecting Israel.
Our next stop was the Bar Kochba tunnels where we crawled on all fours through the tunnels and learned about the history of that time.
Our last stop is the Bedouin tents. we just finished a thrilling camel ride and are preparing for dinner. We will be spending the night here, which will hopefully include some sleep!
We just came back from the most incredible NCSY event ever!
There were TONS of people, AWESOME food, and AMAZING entertainment and dancing! It was a night that made you truly feel like you’re a part of something more than just our (phenomenal) summer program.
We heard from some of the many inspiring figures in NCSY and we hope to take the chizuk they gave us back home when GIVE is over.
Yom NCSY was an event that we will not forget!
Week in Review from our Director, Erin Stiebel
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NCSY GIVE Week 4 Recap
NCSY GIVE 2013 Color War was fantastic!
We had Olympic gymnasts, awesome dances, very professional national anthems, egg trivia, sumo wrestling, and a wild apache!
Congrats to the Orange team for their win! It was a tough race, but you did it!
We are all off to our free weekend, where we will spend time with family and friends and rejuvenate ourselves for our final week on GIVE.
Have a great weekend!