When you think of the following: “teens” and “March Break,” what comes to mind? Whatever was conjured up, you can probably set that aside, now that NCSY is changing the face of teen engagement with quality, meaningful programming that is also fun and entertaining, while never losing sight of the importance of “cool.” After the March Break Road Trip to New York City, you can add the words “inspiring” “wholesome” and “purposeful” to that “teens” and “March Break” list.
The March Break Road Trip to New York City hit the mark with a week chock full of programming that included inspirational learning, visiting iconic New York sites, meeting with community leaders; and other events that brought 29 NCSYers and Torah High students together for an unforgettable week that will create indelible memories for the teens for years to come.
Just click on the boxes below to get a closer look of NCSY’s incredible “March Break Road Trip in New York City.”
NCSY girls attend class with Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff and receive a complimentary copy of his book “Jew Got Questions.”
Learning about Pesach at Yeshiva University
Learning about Jewish identity with Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin, NCSY’s Director of Education
Welcoming remarks from Rabbi Josh Blass, YU educator
NCSY boys learn about Pesach in Yeshiva University
Rabbi Shlomo Mandel teaches NCSY girls about free will at Stern College
VISITING NEW YORK’S ICONIC SITES
Hamming it up at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Enjoying the view at Times Square
Strolling through Central Park
Enjoying the Staten Island Ferry
At the iconic Empire State Building
Here we are on the Brooklyn Bridge
Visiting the 9/11 Museum
MEETING COMMUNITY LEADERS
Meeting Ruchie Freier, first Hasidic woman to hold public office in United States history
Meeting Rabbi Hershel Schacter, rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Yeshiva University, in New York City
Rabbi Larry Rothwack shares his story of how he saved a life by donating his kidney
EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AWESOME!
Creativity flourishes at Paint Night
Let’s go Raptors!
Rolling it out in the Matza Factory
Sticky fingers at a Challah Bake