City of David Light Show – Max Miller!

Hi everyone! My name is Max Miller, I’m 15 years old, and I am blogging for Next Step. Hope you like it! On July 16th, Next Step went to the City of David Light Show in the Old City in Jerusalem. Basically, we sat at the upper back of an archaeological site looking at a […]

Internships at Nefesh B’Nefesh! – Gavi Levy

            I am Gavriel M. Levy from Chicago, IL and I’m working at Nefesh B’ Nefesh pre-aliyah and marketing division. I am currently working on a project to reconstruct and update the directory of cities for people looking to make Aliyah. It is a tenuous and difficult project because the main stream of this information […]

Shabbat in the Arava! – Zoe Torok

Before this trip, my picture of Israel solely included the murmurs of crowds praying as they tucked notes into the cracks of the Western Wall or the overwhelming chaos of thousands shoving their way around the Shook. I never envisioned an empty desert. This past weekend my view of Israel expanded when we visited the […]

Bedoin Tents! – Shana Eisenberg

Thursday, July 12, 2018We started our busy day of touring by visiting a goat farm called Chavat Naot. There we learned how they make cheese and even got to try a few samples. From there we went to David Ben-Gurion’s house in Sde Boker where we learned about his goals for the Negev and all […]

First Day of Internships! – Aaron Malekan

Going into my first day interning at a biotech startup, I was pretty skeptical about what my role would be. Would I need to complete boring paperwork, give coffee to the executives, or some other menial work? Fortunately, the answer is no. Instead of doing menial paperwork in a cramped office like I expected, my […]

NCSY NEXT STEP Segwaying and More!


Introducing… Shuki! Sup, y’all my name is Shuki the Wookiee and I will be your realness consultant on this excursion. I enjoy lending a hand to stranded folks on the highway, though I’m not exactly sure what a lug nut is (Willing to learn). I love using nature to its full capacity and I can […]

It’s tiiime for our Assistant director… Ziona Isaacs!

It’s tiiime for our Assistant director… Ziona Isaacs! Hi everyone! My name is Ziona, I’m the assistant director of Next Step and so excited to meet you all for an incredible summer!! I grew up in Lawrence NY and graduated from Stern college. I’m also the Manhattan director and advisor coordinator for NY NCSY and am […]

Meet NCSY Next Step’s Directors!!

 LOOKOUT! It’s a double feature! Introducing our not 1… but 2 directors!!! “Abba why on all other programs do we have 1 director but on this one we have 2?” “Because were awesome!” Introducing… Malkie and Tzvi Hametz!! Tzvi – Tzvi Hametz is one half of the Next Step director team. He is also the Creativity […]

Lunch Break – Capricia Production Intern’s Food Tour #2

Welcome to the second edition of Capricia Productions Intern’s food tour of Machane Yehuda. Today Jacob Grzebinski will be guest writing to give Akiva the day off. At around noon Master Oogway, the Pineapple, slender man, and Justin and myself ventured out to a well-known spot called burgers bar. An oldie, but a goodie. The […]