NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 24 (Final Day!)

We started our day really early leaving at 3:30 to get to our flight, that is if you decided to sleep. Many of us decided to stay up and spend our last few moments together. As we parted ways at the airport tears were shed

NCSY GIVE WEST: Banquet Speech #2 (Sarah)

Hi, my name is Sarah Wurzburger just in case you didn’t know. Before GIVE west I had never had a summer like this. Before camp, I hadn’t realized how many people were homeless and we were able to make them feel like someone cared. Today

NCSY GIVE WEST: Banquet Speech #1 (Rebecca)

It all started with delayed flights, really good La Bella pizza, and super fun icebreakers. We learned each other’s names, where were all from……our favorite ice cream flavor, T.V shows, and singers. Although it took a few days, we quickly became one big family. We

NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 22 (Seattle and CW!)

Today was the second to last day of GIVE West. We started off the day by saying goodbye to our advisor Avital, as she left to her sister’s wedding (Mazal Tov!). We miss her a lot but hope she has the best time. When we

NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 21 (Portland Day 2)

Today, on GIVE West, we started off with an early morning, davened and had Chabburah. After that, like always, we had an amazing breakfast, yogurt parfaits and packed our lunches. Then we got onto the bus and drove to our chesed for the day. We

NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 20 (Portland!)

Today was a fun filled day on GIVE West! We started off the day with a chesed project at Meira Spivak’s house. Mrs. Spivak is the NCSY coordinator in Portland, Oregon and she runs a camp for public school kids in August called Camp Kesher.

NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 19 (Shabbos)

We definitely saved the best Shabbos for last! This past Shabbos we were all comfortable with each other and we were able to learn new things from each other. We had inspiring chaburot including ones where we learned about our identities, and how to continue

NCSY GIVE WEST: Day 18 (Friday)

Starting off with an early morning, we were sad to leave California, yet excited to travel to our third state, Oregon! Even though we had a nine-hour bus ride, we still had an amazing time! From Torah discussions to nail painting to multiple games of