Nominated and written by Rabbi Netanel Lebowitz, Assistant Director NCSY Kollel
I have had the privilege of working with Rabbi Moshe Benovitz for the past 18 years. Rabbi Benovitz’s educational philosophy is “what more can we do?” While it is true that he encourages us to push our limits in effort and creativity to find ways to reach every single individual with an exciting brand of Judaism, his strongest tool is himself.
When we see his unfaltering commitment to being as great as he can be, it inspires us to do all we can for the NCSYers we deal with as well. He has taught us that with thought and will we can accomplish just about any chinuch goal.
I think of no one who deserves to be recognized as an inspiration more than Rabbi Moshe Benovitz.
Nominated and written by Andrew Israeli, Head Madrich NCSY Kollel
Running a summer program with 150+ NCSYers and over 50 staff members is certainly not a simple task. For more than 20 years, Rabbi Moshe Benovitz has been the director of NCSY Kollel and has become a role model for thousands of teens around the world. Knowing the crucial role that NCSY Kollel plays in the Jewish community, Rabbi Benovitz puts his heart and soul into every aspect of the summer. From the most important aspect of the day, the Torah learning that occurs, to the trips, activities and staffing, Rabbi Benovitz leads the program with tremendous poise. His commitment to inspiring the Jewish Future is evident in every aspect of his approach to life. He can be found learning in the Beit Medrash before the day begins to ensure that his day starts off on the right foot and he has the spiritual strength and energy to give to others. Always trying to make the upcoming summer better than the summer before it, Rabbi Benovitz is constantly brainstorming innovative and exciting ways to maximize our Jewish youth in commitment, dedication and religious growth.