Ready, Set, Dream!
Over the Edge
You can only safely step off a ledge if you trust those who are supporting you. As a new member of the OU team, I’m grateful for our supporters, both professional and volunteer, and was confident in their backup.
– Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, OU Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Hole in One
And the Winner Is…
Over the past year, OU-JLIC has been constantly devising new, creative ways to support Jewish students on campus while ensuring their safety.
– Yael, OU-JLIC student at Cornell
Back Yard Bash
Yachad New England’s Virtual Gala, held in May, raised over $80,000 in support of the region’s programming. The evening honored Keter Shem Tov Awardees Dr. Jamie and Loren Rosenzweig, Dor L’Dor Awardees Mike and Rissy Hirsh and Family, Women’s Leadership Awardee Jaimie Ballon and Rising Star Awardee Rena Weinberg. Forty high school seniors who participated in Yachad programs in 2020 and 2021 were honored as well.
OU-JLIC Cornell students walked, ran and even unicycled a 5K around Cornell’s Collegetown campus last May, raising $12,812 for their campus’ activities.
OU-JLIC West’s energetic campaign in May raised over $80,000 from students and alumnae in general funds for OU-JLIC programming on campuses in the region, which include UCLA, Santa Monica College, Western University, CSUN, Pierce College and Valley College.
Highlights of the NCSY Gala
Showcasing decades of NCSY’s impact, the annual NCSY Gala, held at the Marina Del Ray in the Bronx, New York this past June, raised over $670,000 in support of NCSY’s programs across North America, Chile, Argentina and Israel. The evening also included the announcement of an annual scholarship for NCSY’s Camp Maor in memory of Ari Kahn, z”l, at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Ben Zakkai Honor Society Scholarship Reception, held concurrently with the Gala. Photos: Josh Weinberg
Over the years, we’ve seen the impact NCSY’s programs have had on our next generation of young people. NCSY is value-based, dedicated to Jewish learning, and strives to provide young people with the skills they need to be our next generation of communal leaders.
We’re proud to be a part of it.
—Avi and Becky Katz, Guests of Honor
Awardee Bernie [Marcus] and I believe it’s critical to support our young people and provide them with knowledge and inspiring experiences that will have a lasting impact for generations.
—Mike Leven, Champion of the Jewish Future Awardee