NCSY is the most effective and respected educational Jewish Youth movement in the world.

NCSY is a multi-faceted Jewish Youth group which is open to all Jewish youth regardless of background and affiliation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. For Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their own heritage.

NCSY’s programming really begins on the chapter level. Midwest NCSY includes thirteen chapters in seven US states and one Canadian province. Under the leadership of Rabbi Micah Greenland, Regional Director, we have earned an outstanding reputation among NCSY’s regions as a trailblazer in unique and innovative programming that appeals to today’s Jewish teen. If you live in the Midwest, there is probably a chapter near you.

Whether it is a latte and learning, a regional convention weekend, or just a chance to hang out with friends, chances are Midwest NCSY has an event that you are going to LOVE!

If you would like to join Midwest NCSY, please contact us. We will be glad to show you how to become a part of the most exciting Jewish youth organization in the world. In the meantime, surf the Midwest NCSY web site to find out more about all of NCSY’s programs and projects.

 

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The laws of the Parah Adumah -- the red heifer -- are detailed. These laws of ritual purification are to be used when someone has come into contact with death. After the nation 'wanders' for nearly 40 years in the desert, Miryam passes away and is buried at Kadesh. The people complain about the loss of their water supply which until then has been provided for them miraculously in the merit of Miryam's righteousness. Aharon and Moshe pray for the people's welfare. HaShem commands them to gather the nation at Merivah, and speak to a designated rock so that water will flow forth from it. Distressed by the people's lack of faith, Moshe hits the rock instead of speaking to it. He thus fails to produce the intended public demonstration of HaShem's power over the world which would have resulted if the rock had produced water as a result of him only speaking to it. Therefore, HaShem tells Moshe and Aharon that they will not bring the people into the Land. The Beney Yisrael resume their travels, but because the King of Edom, a descendant of Esav, denies them passage through his country, they do not travel the most direct route to Erets Yisrael.


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