For the past eleven years, NCSY has taken almost thirty groups of the finest teens on our Leadership Training Missions to cities in need all across the country. Our established Leadership Training Missions educate our teens about the importance of Chessed and Tikkun Olam. By engaging in meaningful volunteer service, participants learn about the Jewish value of responsibility and helping our fellow human beings in a time of need.
NCSY is the number one youth organization for disaster relief missions and we are constantly receiving requests from communities for help. Our Leadership Training Missions have been meeting these needs across the country from Texas to Minnesota and Buffalo to Atlanta. While volunteering, teens work hands-on with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, South East Recovery, Hike For Katreena , Nechama, and Green Light, working to construct and repair buildings and homes as well as the lives of their inhabitants.
The New Jersey missions are sponsored by Aviva and Gershon Distenfeld in memory of their parents, Rose and Fred Distenfeld, who have dedicated their lives to doing chessed and helping others.