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S: NCSY. Inspiring The Jewish Future.

BC: "Saving a single life is like saving an entire world." -Talmud | NCSY is the Youth Movement of the Orthodox Union

FC: NCSY. | Inspiring The Jewish Future.

1: our challenge. | 75,000 jewish teens in new york. | 60,000 do not receive a jewish education past the age of 13. | over 50% will intermarry. | countless more will completely assimilate. | the jewish future is fading. | ...what can we do?

3: our solution. | 35 weekly jewish clubs in public schools. 12 weekly clubs in yeshiva day schools. 20 cafes serving up torah to teens each week. 15 small communities experiencing shabbos each year. 400 jewish teens touring israel each summer. 2,500 unique jewish teens being inspired each year.

4: about us. | public school clubs page 7. | latte & learning page 6. | fnl page 8. | frumway page 9. | yarchei kallah page 13. | yarchei kallah page 10.

5: tjj & tjja page 18-19. | jsi page 11. | jump page 12-13. | regional shabbatonim page 14-15. | ncsy summer programs page 16-17.

6: Empower The Jewish Future $1,800 Contribute to at least 1 out of 20 Latte & Learning sessions to ensure that teens are learning Torah everyday. | Empower The Jewish Future $1,800 Contribute to at least 1 out of 20 Latte & Learning sessions to ensure that teens are learning Torah everyday. | Latte & Learning | Latte & Learning brings Judaism to local coffee shops and serves up Torah in a relaxed, inspirational, and fun environment. L&L offers students a unique and casual after-school setting in which they can hear from a variety of speakers on contemporary issues facing the Jewish people, current events concerning Israel, Jewish concepts, and Jewish holidays. For many Jewish teens, L&L is the only source of Jewish nourishment they get. Now, they have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions about Jewish topics they find interesting. This informal, Jewish-educational experience has proven to be successful as it services cities all across the United States and Canada. L&L provides students with a safe outlet where they can have discussions and engage in in-depth conversations about their connection to Judaism. L&L is a microcosm of what NCSY is all about; it involves using creative means to reach teens wherever they are. | 6

7: Inspire The Jewish Future $3,600 Sponsor a public school Jewish Culture Club to ensure that Jewish education is provided to teens who do not have the opportunity to attend yeshiva day schools. | Public School Jewish Culture Clubs The goal of our 35 Public School Jewish Culture Clubs is to connect teens to the Jewish community and the local Jewish resources around them. Through these clubs, public school teens are provided with Israel advocacy education, offered unique opportunities to travel to Israel, and are provided with the opportunity to participate in various chessed events. By reaching Jewish students in public high schools, the Culture Clubs enhance each teen's Jewish identity, inspire an enduring relationship with the Jewish people, and provide a portal for deeper involvement with the Jewish community. Each week, Club Coordinators facilitate meetings during the schools' club hour. Club Coordinators always bring pizza and plan interesting programs for the students. In addition to the regularly scheduled club meetings, Club Coordinators organize activities outside of school including Shabbatons, Latte & Learning sessions, community service projects, and the annual New York Experience trip. | 7

8: Friday Night Lights (FNL) FNL brings the Shabbaton experience to you! By creating a Shabbos atmosphere in communities that have a large Jewish presence, but lack many Jewish resources, FNL allows unaffiliated and already involved teens and adults, the opportunity to have an inspiring Shabbos, without leaving the comfort of their homes. FNL advisors coordinate the entire program, offering the community a fun atmosphere filled with candle lighting, traditional prayer services, festive meals, singing, dancing, story telling, group discussions, and recreation, thus engaging Jewish youth on many levels. The event also provides support and a spiritual uplift to the local Jewish community. Through Shabbos meals and learning sessions, 15 small communities have already come together as one cohesive group. This revolutionary program has introduced a new unique facet to kiruv and chizuk in the Greater New York area, as well as across the United States. | Encourage The Jewish Future $5,000 | Unite a small community in the New York area by giving them a true Shabbos experience. | 8

9: Project Frumway "A Modest Woman Is A Beautiful Woman" NCSY's Project Frumway is a unique charitable fashion show and fashion design competition intended for women of all ages. The program is created and run by yeshiva high school girls and promotes positive body image, fashionable modesty, self-confidence, and self-esteem. This program allows women to learn about the importance of tzniut, while creating a fun and glamorous atmosphere in which to learn about it. This community-wide event also invites high school students to compete in a fashion design challenge in which they put their design skills to the test to create the most fashionable, tzanua outfit. The winner’s design is created by a Jewish clothing designer in the New York area and is featured on the Project Frumway catwalk. The program and challenge show women of all ages that they can dress with Torah values in modern times, without having to compromise either one. | Support The Jewish Future $5,000 | Provide both public and yeshiva day school girls with a unique opportunity to learn about the important role of women in Judaism. | 9

10: This program is designed to bring together public school teens from all over the country for an opportunity to learn and grow together, while both taking and giving insp- | -iration to one another. This five-day intensive learning program provides teens with access to some of our generation's greatest Torah minds, while enabling them to experience a challenging curriculum in an authentic Yeshiva-learning atmosphere. The program serves as a springboard for future Jewish education, while empowering teens to take full control of their Jewish identities. Many of them go on to spend a year in Yeshivot and Seminaries in Israel after graduating high school. | Yarchei Kallah | Empower The Jewish Future $15,000 Program Sponsor Provide hundreds of public school students with the opportunity to learn Torah for the first time.

11: Inspire The Jewish Future $50,000 Program Sponsor Support the only college accredited Judaic studies program exclusively designed for public high school students. | The Gesher: Judaic Scholars Institute (JSI) was established in order to provide substantive college accredited classes in Jewish Studies for public high school students. In partnership with Long Island University at their C.W. Post Campus and the March of the Living, the Judaic Scholars Institute offers college-accredited courses that provide a strong foundation in Jewish history, literature, and philosophy for teens interested in discovering and cultivating a greater sense of Jewish identity. The courses culminate in a two-week trip to Eastern Europe and Israel where the education experienced in the classroom comes alive as students visit the sites and confront the issues discussed during the semester. This unique opportunity allows students to discover their roots, understand contemporary issues in the Jewish world, and experience the excitement and pride for their Jewish heritage, all while earning college credits. JSI strives to provide teens with an intellectual channel regarding Jewish concepts so that they can learn about their religion, while earning useful college credits for the future.

12: Jewish Unity Mentoring Program (JUMP) | The JUMP Seminar and Challenge aim to provide yeshiva day school students from across the country with the opportunity to become leaders who will make positive changes in their schools and communities, while broadening their understanding of global issues facing the Jewish people. The JUMP Seminar is a comprehensive, two-day leadership workshop where students perform team-building exercises and hear from influential members of the Jewish world. Through these educational and collaborative experiences, JUMP effectively trains yeshiva day school students to become successful activists for the Jewish people. After the Seminar, students are challenged to use their acquired skills to create and implement a series of community-wide projects in the JUMP Challenge; these projects include a chessed event, a kiruv event, a fundraiser, and an Israel advocacy initiative. | Be the mentor for hundreds of motivated high school students who want to become leaders and activists in their communities. | Encourage The Jewish Future $1,000 Per School / $10,000 Program Sponsor | 12

13: "Empowering the leaders of tomorrow, today" | JUMP began in 2007 as an opportunity for yeshiva day school students to volunteer in communities that lacked strong Jewish resources. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed many communities throughout New Orleans, JUMP students volunteered to rebuild homes and bring supplies to those in need. In addition, select JUMP students traveled to Berlin, Germany, to help launch an outreach and leadership initiative in a seminary for girls. After its success as a volunteer program, JUMP evolved into a weekly club that serviced yeshiva day schools in the Greater New York area. Now, there are 12 JUMP school which not only provide volunteer opportunities to their students, but they also enable their students to become strong Jewish leaders who make a lasting impact on their communities. | 13

14: NCSY's Regional Shabbatonim provide an opportunity for public school students and yeshiva day school students to interact and learn from one another in a casual and fun Shabbos environment. Shabbatonim are meant to inspire and educate Jewish teens from all backgrounds in an atmosphere that is conducive to religious pride and growth. With two Shabbatonim a year, NCSY offers over 400 teens the chance to observe a Shabbos with their friends, advisors, and influential members of the Jewish world. | Regional Shabbatonim | 14

15: Regional Shabbatonim allow both public and yeshiva day school students to spend Shabbos in an inspirational environment where they are taught about the beauty of their religion through traditional Shabbos singing and dancing, interesting sessions, and unforgettable experiences. | 15 | Support The Jewish Future $25,000 Program Sponsor Provide a unique Shabbos experience to hundreds of public school teens in the New York area.

16: 16 | NCSY Summer Programs | For decades, NCSY Summer Programs have been recognized as some of the most meaningful, fun, and memorable experiences of a teenager’s life. With close to a dozen summer options to choose from in the United States, Israel, and Europe, teens with varying interests, who come from a variety of educational backgrounds, are invited to spend their summers in both historical and exotic locations. On each of these month-long programs, teens learn about the importance and uniqueness of being a Jew, the impact they can make on their communities through chessed and kiruv, and the variety of Jewish concepts and topics they can connect to within Judaism. | NCSY

17: Whether they are camp counselors in Germany, medical clowns in Israeli hospitals, or simply tourists in Italy, Jewish teens have unforgettable experiences, make new best friends, and learn from inspirational NCSY advisors. NCSY Summer Programs cater to every kind of person – teens can tour, hike, bike, and raft, or they can learn with Rabbeim and teachers to expand their knowledge of Jewish texts and history. | 17

18: TJJ & TJJA The Jerusalem Journey (TJJ) and Jerusalem Ambassadors (TJJA) are two NCSY Summer Programs that cater specifically to public school teens from around the country. Each of these programs is designed for teens that are interested in touring the land of Israel, having a memorable experience with new friends and advisors, and learning about their roots and heritage in a hands-on way. While TJJ provides these experiences in a more relaxed and informal environment, TJJA combines the very best of touring and fun, with leadership-training, social action, political advocacy, and high level Judaic study. TJJA is an extraordinary journey that is geared towards motivated public school teens that are interested in their personal growth as Jews. Participants will be exposed to leading personalities in the Israeli political scene, and charged with the responsibility of sharing the miracle of modern day Israel with the global community. | 18

19: 19 | Empower The Jewish Future $50,000 Over 400 public school teens will have the opportunity to experience the Land of Israel in a unique way. They will learn Torah for the first time and explore their roots in order to create an everlasting connection to Judaism.

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