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NCSYNational Conference of Synagogue Youth
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Youth movements like NCSY play an important role in restoring Jewish pride and the value of leading a Jewish life.
(10.) Zev Eleff, Living from Convention to Convention: The History of the NCSY, 1954-1980 (Jersey City: Ktav, 2009), 4.
"Having decided, in light of the seriousness of the allegations made against him, that he can no longer continue in his position with NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth), and its parent body, the Orthodox Union, Rabbi Baruch Lanner has tendered his resignation, which has been accepted, effective immediately.
"NCSY, which has an outstanding record of achievement working with the youth of the Jewish community nationwide for over four decades, has a policy of zero tolerance of any inappropriate behavior.
"We believe it to be of paramount importance that this report, grave and sad as it is for all involved, not be allowed to divert NCSY from its important work with more than 40,000 youngsters in providing summer programs and local, regional and national events in which young people learn the beauty of our Jewish tradition.
For example, whereas in mid-century religious outreach was the province of the Modern Orthodox, with the haredim being somewhat suspicious of ba'alei teshuva (the newly religious), (39) by the end of the century the haredim were heavily engaged in religious outreach, in the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), the Association for Jewish Outreach Programs (AJOP), with which hundreds of Orthodox outreach organizations are affiliated, and in the Orthodox Union's National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), among others.