Every time I mount my bike, the thoughts of where will my journey will take me today runs through my mind.
There are always curves in the road and potential potholes to steer away from, but I can always count on the exhilaration of the adventure that runs through me, with every spin of my peddles.
My NCSY experience, too, has been a ride of exhilaration and a ride of adventure!
As a teen from Merrick, Long Island, registering for my first NCSY event, I never imagined the impact that that Shabbaton would have on my future. During my teen years NCSY inspired me to reflect on what course I would select and ultimately at a the most critical moment for a teen, I was sparked by NCSY to enroll in a yeshiva in Israel for a gap year.
As well, my involvement in NCSY motivated me to volunteer and lead within the Jewish community, to attach myself to quality friends and to know what to look for in a spouse, when I would meet my aishes chayil, Deborah. To say the least, NCSY sparked within me how to set my coordinates for my future as a member of the Jewish people.
My story would be enough of a description to depict an exhilarating route. However, as I see my own children growing up and leading a life of authentic Judaism; of Torah, mitzvos and a deep love for the Jewish people, I understand that my route has a much greater cause. It is quite apparent, that my ride for BikeNCSY, is truly a ride for the generations; for the Jewish people and for the Marchuck family. For my route is only the beginning and the finish line, bi"h, is no where in site.
With that in mind, I dedicate my ride to our children; Yaakov Meir, Chana, Avraham Moshe, Rivka, Moshe, Shaindy, Shifra and Sara Leah. For NCSY inspired and supported me on my journey and now it is apparent that our childrens growth too, was inspired by NCSY!
Today NCSY continues to inspire and impact thousands of teens on a daily basis. Through the JSU public school clubs, Latte and Learning programs, Shabbatons and Summer programs just to name a few. However, no matter the framework, NCSY has continued to inspire teens and generations.
I will be biking on Sunday, June 25th. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Please contribute by clicking on the donate button now.
Thank you for supporting me and joining in the journey of NCSY!
All the best,