(Courtesy of YIWP) It seems one of the few positions that veteran youth leader Jack Ganchrow hasn’t already held is youth director at Young Israel of White Plains. Starting now, he can check that appointment off his bucket list.
Ganchrow comes to YIWP after having worked as head of the hockey program and a chinuch teacher at Camp Nesher; as program director at Camp Overtime, the new hockey training camp for middle and high school boys; as advisor to the NCSY Jolt Israel overseas leadership training program for Jewish high school teens; and as a longtime counselor at Camp Morasha. He also is head coach for the Manhattan Day School hockey team and the Yeshiva University Fellow at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, where he teaches and mentors students.
Ganchrow is in the semicha program at YU and a graduate of the Sy Syms School of Business at YU. He studied at Yeshivat Torat Shraga in Israel, was graduated from Torah Academy of Bergen County and was part of the inaugural graduating class at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus.
“Our youth program, serving kids from tots to teens, has grown rapidly and Jack is exactly the right person to help take it to the next level,” said Gary Rozenshteyn of the YIWP Youth Committee.
Young Israel of White Plains boasts a diverse membership; it is home to Modern Orthodox, yeshivish, those learning to be observant and others from throughout the spectrum of Orthodoxy. The warm, family-friendly shul offers extensive children’s programming, adult learning at all levels, an active Zionist agenda, a full davening schedule, abundant chesed opportunities and more. For more information about the shul, visit www.yiwp.org.