BLOG -Summer 2017

Chaburah Spotlight – Noam Levy

Noam Levy (5th Summer on Kollel, 2nd as a Madrich) has the incredible privilege of being the Madrich of a bunch of the most incredible NCSYers on Kollel 2017. The tight knit crew of Avi Chansky (Sherwood High, MD), Brandon Khanyon (Great Neck North High,


Sports Update: Poleyeffs!!

The hockey regular season has come to an end, and the basketball play-in games have all heard their final whistles, leaving us with two full Poleyeff brackets to be predicted and played. The Poleyeffs (named for our fearless Commissioner, Tzvika Poleyeff) officially began today with


Director’s Message – “Status Quo”

Throughout our summer on the NCSY Summer Kollel, there has been steady background chatter regarding all forms of “status quo.”  Particularly in the contentions of Middle East politics and negotiations, we often hear of the need for preservation of the established facts on the ground. 


Chaburah Spotlight – Eli Goldberg

Eli Goldberg is spending his 3rd summer on the NCSY Summer Kollel. It is his first summer filling the capacity of Madrich, but he has never come to the Kollel for two consecutive summers. Combining the diverse teaching styles of the two program directors, Rabbi Lebowitz


Week 5 Comes to a Close

After a week filled with excitement and meaning, the realization that there is only one full week left to Kollel 2017 hit hard.  But in classic Kollel fashion, rather than let it get us down, that realization fueled one of the most intense regular days


Chaburah Spotlight – Jonathan Greenberg

Jonathan “Jon” Greenberg is returning for his second summer on the NCSY Summer Kollel in Israel and his first as a Madrich. From the village of Cedarhurst, NY, Jon spent his childhood in HAFTR. He then took his talents to Yeshivas Toras Shraga for a


Chaburah Spotlight – Jesse Steinmetz

Jesse Steinmetz’s Chaburah is a tight knit bunch and have really been enjoying their summer thus far. The group consists of six awesome guys: Yosef Cohen-Melamed (Hillel Pittsburgh), Ahron Finkel (MYY), Yitzy Kopstick (TABC), Ephraim Kroopnick (TABC), Yechiel Miller (MYY), and Yehuda Saks (TABC).  The


Days of Pride

The last two days on the NCSY Summer Kollel have both been extremely meaningful.  The two days had very opposite feelings and emotions associated with them, but both contained a similar message – one of unity and pride, be it in Kollel, in NCSY, or


Chaburah Spotlight – Tzvi Rotblat

This is Tzvi Rotblat’s third summer on NCSY Kollel, and first as a Madrich. Tzvi lives in Teaneck, NJ, and he attended TABC and then Yeshivat Sha’alvim for two years. His Chaburah is made up of an awesome group of guys: Leibel Weiss from Monsey,


Chaburah Spotlight – Moshe Spirn

Moshe Spirn is from Lawrence, New York. He just finished his first year in Yeshiva University, after attending Yeshivat Shaalvim in Israel for two years and attending DRS for high school. He will be continuing at Yeshiva University next year, majoring in Psychology and learning