Emerging Leaders Fellowship

About The Fellowship

The New York NCSY Emerging Leaders Fellowship aims to shape emerging community leaders, educators and young leaders who are planning careers in Jewish Education, Kiruv, not-for-profit management, the Rabbinate, or those who hope to serve the broad Jewish community in a lay leadership capacity. This year-long Fellowship will support the Fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team dedicated to connecting, inspiring and empowering Jewish teens and encouraging passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition throughout the New York area.

2018-2019 Fellows

Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is the Long Island Day School Fellow and advisor coordinator for NY NCSY. He is responsible for working with all-boys schools on Long Island and ensuring that advisors have both the physical means and spiritual resources to be at their very best. After attending Gush/Yeshivat Hat Etzion for two years and graduating Yeshiva College, he is currently in his first year of semikha in YU. In the past he has been on the senior staff of the NCSY summer kollel and has significantly helped pioneer the Young Israel of Woodmere College Minyan which facilitates collegiate and young professionals in their religious growth after their years studying in Israel.

Adele Lerner
Adele Lerner joins the New York NCSY team as the Long Island Outreach Fellow after working as an advisor for two and a half years. She will be coordinating and running programming for public school teens and developing a higher-level learning curriculum to help public schoolers learn about fundamental ideas in Judaism. She graduated from Stern College for Women in May with a degree in Jewish Education as part of the Legacy Jewish Educators Program, and will be pursuing a Masters Degree at the Azrieli School for Jewish Education and Administration. In addition to her work in NCSY, she will be teaching at Midreshet Shalhevet High School for Girls in North Woodmere, NY. Her future plans include continued work and growth in the areas of formal and informal Jewish Education.

Mira Shere
Mira Shere joins the New York NCSY Fellowship focusing on TJJ followup after going on her third TJJ summer trip. She will focus on converting an amazing four-week summer program in Israel into involvement in NCSY programming throughout the school year. Mira graduates from Stern College in January with a degree in computer science and has spent the last three years as a Midwest NCSY regional advisor, last year as a Leadership Development intern, and also spent six months as the interim chapter director of Kansas City.

Sabrina Szteinbaum
The Toni and Irving Rosen Fellow

Sabrina Szteinbaum grew up in the Jersey suburb of Metuchen, otherwise known as exit 10 on the Turnpike. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism and worked as an overnight production assistant on CBS This Morning right out of college. Sabrina recelty returned from a year and a half in Israel, where she studied at Neve and worked as a madricha for MEOROT, NCSY’s gap year program in Israel. Sabrina is excited to be back from Israel and continue working with Jewish teenagers as NCSY’s Brooklyn Outreach Fellow next year. Her future plans include spending as much time as she can hanging out and working with awesome young Jews and pursuing a master’s degree in social work.


For more information, please contact Daniel Gordon at gordond@ncsy.org