Nominated and written by Rachel Lelonek, NCSYer
“Don’t thank me; I’m an advisor. It’s my job!” If you belong to either New York or New England NCSY, you have probably heard these words come out of the mouth of “The Advisor” himself, Daniel Eisenberg. For the past two years, I have had the utmost privilege of knowing Daniel and have had the opportunity to learn with him on regionals in New York. While this man might have many pseudonyms such as Advisenberg, The Advisor, The Babysitter, Pizza Man, and the M/C of NER, he most certainly deserves the title of Most Inspirational Man in NCSY!
Daniel inspires his NCSYers in both his chapter and from around his regions to be the best Jews they can be. He is so uplifting and never accepts thank yous, explaining that an advisor would do anything and everything he or she could do for his or her NCSYers. Aside from NCSY, Daniel promotes his work at HASC and inspires his NCSYers to help those in need and that everyone deserves to be treated equally, regardless of any disabilities a person may have. Trust me; if you asked anyone in his chapter of Queens NCSY, Pizza and Parsha wouldn’t even be close to what it is without him and his kind and uplifting ways!
Daniel is truly a Talmud chacham! He always knows exactly what to say when someone is down and can bring in any Torah text to inspire those in a bleak spot. It is truly because of Daniel that I want to work at HASC after seminary and want to be an advisor. He has done so much for me, from helping me narrow down my seminary options when I couldn’t decide where to go once I was accepted to comforting me when I thought I wouldn’t be able to go on my senior Spring Regional.
If there were more people like Daniel “The Advisor” Eisenberg in the world, there would be more love and more understanding. He truly inspires everyone around him to persevere and makes everyone want to be better people! I know you don’t accept thank yous, but thank you for everything always, Daniel!