Andreas Hoffmann

“Over the past 7 years, Green Light New Orleans has received the help of NCSY students on a regular basis. The volunteers from NCSY have been crucial in helping advance Green Light’s mission to build a more sustainable city. The groups have been involved in all our programs; they have helped install thousands of energy-efficient […]

Miriam Pittinsky

“NCSY chessed relief missions provide a unique Jewish ‘out-of-the-box’ educational experience for public school teens. The missions take the teens out of their comfort zone, allowing them to grow their leadership skills and learn about Judaism in a new and meaningful way. Through work in other communities outside of their own, the teens learn that […]

Sacha Bodner

“In Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Tarfon, reminds us that it is not on us to complete the task, though neither are we free to abandon the work. Though the recovery efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey will continue for years, NCSY-ers who participated in Act Now Houston’s volunteer initiative, indeed lived their Jewish values of repairing […]

Fred Nagler

“In just a few short days, NCSY gave my students a sense of purpose and helped them feel like they were making a real difference. You should have seen the students’ reactions when the homeowners came outside with tears of thanks. It was incredible.”

Rabbi Zev Prince

“We are very grateful to NCSY for the opportunities they afford the Ma’ayanot students. We value the chesed missions because they allow our students to interact with a population that they would not ordinarily have exposure to and because it forces them to reach beyond themselves and give back in such a meaningful way. It […]

Rabbi Joshua Kahn

“The mission was truly transformative because NCSY got these teens to step outside their familiar, insulated community, to physically volunteer their time and labor for complete strangers. After being exposed to the aftermath of these natural disasters and meeting those who were affected, my students were able to understand that it’s a responsibility that we, […]

Rabbi Zev Kahane

“Thirteen years ago I was given the privilege of participating in the first ever NCSY Relief Mission. On that memorable trip, I grew tremendously and learned that I have the ability to accomplish things that I never thought I could do. I learned more about my Jewish identity and my role in the greater Jewish […]

Rabbi Andrew Israeli

“Having taken part in NCSY chesed missions both as a high school student and teacher, I see first hand what these missions are able to accomplish and the responsibility they instill in high school students. These chesed missions balance so many different objectives and Rabbi Katz has succeeded in developing a program that can really […]

Rabbi Jonathan Kessel

“The true impact of the mission was revealed after my students returned home. They were inspired to take on new leadership and volunteer roles in their local communities, so essentially these missions are helping us create a better Jewish future. If only all of our students could have this experience!”

Rabbi Eli Ciner

“NCSY has  found a significant place for itself  in the modern orthodox community with the chesed missions.”