Teens from Pittsburgh were in Israel this summer, along with their two advisors and director of NCSY Pittsburgh, Chaim Strassman. The summer programs, which ranged from four to six weeks, focused on Chesed, exploring the land of Israel and Torah learning.
NCSY seeks to engage Jewish teenagers in year-round learning and activities aimed at developing their Jewish values and personal connection to Judaism. NCSY summer programs offer an opportunity to inspire the Jewish future while in the state of Israel. Over the summer, Strassman is also assistant director of The Jerusalem Journey, the flagship NCSY summer program that brought 450 public school teens to Israel in 2018.