Global Israel Fellowship

Global Israel Fellowship

The Global Israel Fellowship a unique, fully funded opportunity that provides a constructive space for young teen leaders from around the world to learn about, grapple with, explore, and engage with Israel. This exclusive group will navigate the country’s many complexities, its challenges and triumphs—inclusive of different perspectives—and survey the ever-changing relationship between the Jewish State and community worldwide. Through tailored educational content, specialized facilitation trainings, and a comprehensive emphasis on practical application, we aim to develop a cadre of knowledgeable teen facilitators, capable of respectful dialogue and nuanced and effective programming.

Applications for the Spring 2023 Cohort
  • Current Grades: 10–12

  • Cost: No cost, by application

  • Stipend: Completion of Fellowship includes $1,000 programming grant for your home community and $1,000 merit scholarship or 8 points towards your RootOne travel voucher towards ILSI, ILTC, or International Kallah for summer 2023 only.

  • Location: Virtual, we meet on Zoom

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM local time

Fellowship Dates

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January 8th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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January 22nd

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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February 5th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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February 26th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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March 12th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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March 26th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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April 2nd

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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April 23rd

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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May 7th

12:00-2:00 PM ET

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May 21st

12:00-2:00 PM ET

FAQs

What does the Fellowship entail?

  • Virtual sessions throughout the Spring semester

  • Commitment to run at least one follow-up program in your local community with mentorship

  • Opportunity to be part of an amazing cohort of global teen leaders

  • $1,000 stipend to run Israel programming in your home community

  • $1,000 or 8 points towards RootOne travel voucher towards ILSI, ILTC, or International Kallah in summer 2023

  • Exclusive swag

  • Learning from some of the best and brightest thinkers and influencers on Israel, Palestine, and beyond

 

Tell me more about what I’ll be learning.
Our curriculum focuses on the makeup of Israel—its history, politics, people, and land, while also emphasizing development of core facilitation skills. The program opens with an intensive seminar that frames the importance of constructive deliberation and facilitation, followed by a series of in-depth experiential classes on Israel’s history and modern landscape.

The Fellowship also includes a guided mentorship program, which will pair you with an experienced educator and a small cohort group. The mentorship experience will provide support for building your own program, extra learning based on your individual interests, and more.
 

Who can apply for the Fellowship?
The Fellowship is open to current 10th through 12th graders from around the world. Ideal candidates are mature and creative thinkers with strong interpersonal skills, an interest in global learning, and the capacity to disagree respectfully.
 

Do I need to know a lot about Israel to apply? Do I have to think a certain way?
We welcome all teens who are interested in learning—no prior experience necessary! We are not prescriptive in our approach and we strive to make sure our cohort represents a plurality of voices and views on Israel.
 

Who have some of your speakers been?
Past sessions have included meetings with Ali Abu Awad, noted Palestinian activist; Adi Keissar, Israeli political poet; Eylon Levy, Knesset journalist; Yochi Rapoport, Executive Director of Women of the Wall; and more.
 

What is the application process like?
Applications for the Spring 2023 Cohort consist of:

  • Some basic information

  • A short video of yourself

  • Name of a BBYO staff member or advisor to serve as reference


Finalists will be notified if they have been selected to participate in the Fellowship on or around December 19, 2022
 

More questions?

Email [email protected].


Meet the Mentors

Lauren Cohen Fisher


Lauren Cohen Fisher is the Assoc. Director of Israel Education for Hillel International, where she currently directs Masterclass: Israel, a training fellowship for Hillel Professionals across North America. She has taught about the Israeli landscape for global, national, and regional audiences (including BBYO's IC) for the last 7 years. Her approach integrates history with narrative, seeking to unpack complexity and explore values in tension. In her previous role as the Director of Israel Education at Harvard Hillel, Lauren crafted the institution's strategic vision for Israel education. Lauren received her BA in Government from Colby College and her MA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University. A summer camp counselor at heart, Lauren's favorite pastime is finding the right ice breaker for the moment and reminiscing on her memories at the Cohen Camps, where she spent nearly 15 summers.

Joey Eisman


Joey Eisman is a professional experiential educator and currently a PhD student in Educational Psychology at Temple University. He received a B.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Columbia University, and is a graduate of the M2 Senior Educators Cohort. He served as the Senior Program Manager for Global Engagement at BBYO, where he managed BBYO’s global expansion strategy, reaching Jewish teens in over 40 countries. During his tenure at BBYO he also oversaw the Israel programming and led ILSI for 6 summers! Joey loves Israel and has been almost 20 times. In fact,Israel is such an important part of him that it is his middle name!

Kevin Levin


Kevin Levin is a sociologist and Jewish Educator born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has an MA in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies from Columbia University and has published articles related to Israel and the Middle East for academic and media outlets. He currently serves as academic director of Martin Buber High School in Buenos Aires and is a volunteer at different community organizations

Jonathan Posner


Jonathan Posner is a Chef, educator, and Rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He has been involved with BBYO as a Jewish Enrichment Consultant since 2018, has worked with regions across North America, and has spent time at Perlman Camp as an educator for ILTC and Kallah. In addition to cooking and keeping his knives sharp, Jonathan loves coffee shops, playing bass, writing poetry, and learning languages.

Jill Rosenberg


Jill Rosenberg is a facilitator, trainer, and learning and development professional. She has spent nearly two decades serving the Jewish community in Montreal, Canada where she is originally from, in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has lived for the past thirteen years, and now globally as her consulting practice supports clients working with remote workforce, talent development, and virtual events. She is a mission-driven person, bringing both humor and passion to everything she does, including cooking, baking, and eating great food!

Chaim Steinberg


Chaim Steinberg has been working in Jewish Formal and Informal education for over 20 years. Currently he is a Middle School Social Studies teacher in Pittsburgh, PA, likes to read comics and play video games with his two sons, and has been baking up a storm over the past few months.

Marissa Tait


Marissa Tait has been an educator in the Pittsburgh Jewish community since 2014, working with all ages, from preschool through high school. She is currently the Director of Youth Programming at Congregation Beth Shalom as well as Senior Youth Group Advisor at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Marissa is passionate about empowering Jewish teens to explore their identity, pursue social justice causes, and to create and lead their own programs that help build and strengthen their community. Marissa uses experiential learning to create an open and honest dialogue where students ask tough questions of themselves and their community.

Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath


Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath is a Jewish educator and lifelong learner. A native Long Islander, Samantha is a true 'wandering Jew' and has lived in Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Israel, and Washington, DC, and is currently at home in Cleveland, Ohio. Samantha works for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, where she oversees teen engagement, and is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and recently received her doctorate from Gratz College. Samantha can usually be found reading, knitting, cooking, and finding ways to work dogs into every conversation that she has. She lives with her husband and two rescue pups in the Cleveland suburbs.

Meet the Fellows

Diego Agurto

AZA, Chile

Diego Agurto is from Santiago, Chile. He is highly involved with Maccabi Tzair, and he plays many sports including soccer, handball, and cycling. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, and playing games online. He is outgoing, generous, and funny.

Jonah Beckenstein

AZA, Lake Ontario

Jonah Beckenstein lives in Toronto, Canada with two brothers. At school Jonah is part of many clubs, including DECA, Madrichim , Debate club, Politics club, Holocaust education club, and head of the Content creators club. Jonah is the recipient of the Grade 9 Student Commitment Award, and has volunteered over 150 hours throughout high school. Jonah likes to start businesses, invest in the stock market and stay updated on current events. Jonah loves watching and playing baseball, Jonah even owns a baseball podcast called “Off The Bat”. Jonah is a CSIA certified ski instructor and teaches 3-5-year olds how to ski every year. In his free time, he loves swimming, skiing, watching tv and hanging out with friends.

Marnie Bloom

BBG, Red River

Marnie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her two older sisters, Mum, Dad and dog, Ariel. She attends Garden City Collegiate where is she is an active member of the school's cheerleading team. Currently, she is serving as one of the Recruitment/Engagement Leads for the Climate Crisis Task Force. In her spare time, she likes to read, help her local community and practising other languages. One day, Marnie aspires to be fluent in many langues including French and Spanish. This past summer, Marnie worked at Sobeys in the produce department.

Sadie Borenstein

BBG, South Jersey

Sadie Borenstein lives in Cherry Hill, NJ. At school, her favorite subjects are science and english and she is involved in her school newspaper. Sadie is very excited for her upcoming term as mit-mom for her chapter Ohev BBG #2453. Sadie enjoys reading, doing random art projects, and she loves colorful pens and highlighters. In her free time, she also loves being on FaceTime with her friends everyday, watching football and baseball, and watching movies.

Chase Brodsky

BBG, Nassau Suffolk

Chase Brodsky is a sophomore from Jericho, New York. In high school, she is student council liaison for the National Art Honor Society and the Social Media Coordinator for the student newspaper. She is also a member of the Jericho Mindfulness Ambassador Club and Volunteens. Outside of school, she is a member of the Jericho Fire Department Junior's Program, an assistant teacher at her synagogue, and a Junior Advisory Board member for the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Long Island. In her free time, Chase loves to play tennis, dance and devote countless hours to her heart and home, BBYO, as her chapter's Aym Ha'Chaverot.

Opal Cohen

BBG, Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Opal Cohen is a member of Northern Virginia Council. This year, she is a Stand With Us Kenneth Leventhal Intern and a Fairfax County Public School Equity Ambassador Leader. She is also a Levin Global Leadership Academy Mentor. At School, Opal participates in honors societies, congress, For the culture club as a treasurer, Kosher Foods Club as President, and Middle Eastern Student Association as the Outreach Officer. Outside of school, Opal likes to tutor elementary school students in school subjects and Hebrew.

Nico Elman

AZA, Argentina

Nicolás Elman is from Buenos Aires , Argentina. At school he is involved in Biology Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Model UN, and plays in a band as well. He is passionate about Zionism, politics, history and philosophy. In his free time, he reads and writes, mostly on topics like Jewish Identity, Zionism and fighting antisemitism.

Ari Erlich

BBG, Rocky Mountain

Ari Erlich is from Denver, Colorado. At school, she is actively involved in her school's Literary Magazine and newspaper. She works closely with younger students to help improve their writing Ari also volunteers with Jewish organizations within her community, like the Jewish Food Bank. She plans to actively volunteer here throughout high school and loves seeing the impact she can make. She also plays junior varsity volleyball and swims on the varsity level. She can always be found hiking, reading, baking, and having dance parties in her room.

Sol Fiterman

BBG, Argentina

Sol Fiterman lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a senior in high school and studies chemistry and biotechnology. Outside of school she takes part in musical theatre and is an active participant in her BBYO community. Sol also loves watching TV shows and learning new fun facts.

Zoey Fleishman

BBG, South Jersey

Zoey Fleishman is from Voorhees, New Jersey and is a junior in high school. She participates in her school's DECA and JSU. Outside of school, she loves to cook vegan food, go down the shore, and play with her dogs.

Maya Foonberg

BBG, Pacific Western

Maya Foonberg is from Los Angeles, California. She loves to dance, both competitively and for fun. At school, Maya is the chair of the blood drive, plays varsity tennis, and is a senior member of the dance company. In her free time she volunteers at a hospital on the oncology floor and shadows surgeons, doctors, and nurses. She also loves to do other various community service projects and has currently done over 500 hours. Her favorite place to be is in Israel surrounded by her amazing community. She also loves going on adventures with her friends.

Levi Fox

AZA, Lonestar

Levi Fox is from Houston, Texas. At school, Levi is very active in clubs such as JSU & NHS. Levi has a passion for aviation and wishes to get a pilots license in the near future with hopes of working as an airline pilot. Levi is very active in local Houston Jewish life as he volunteers at the JCC to train young Jewish teen leaders. In his free time, you can often find Levi hanging out with friends, watching a movie, or playing some games. He is very dedicated to BBYO and is very excited to participate in this years cohort of teens.

Ben Glick

AZA, Nassau Suffolk

Ben Glick is from Commack, New York. He loves being active, whether it’s lifting weights or playing soccer. Ben has a love of music, as he is a high level singer in his county and plays multiple instruments. He works with special-ed kids at his local JCC and as an independent tutor.

Lior Gamliel

BBG, Northern Region East: Baltimore

Lior Gamliel is from Baltimore, MD, where she lives with her parents and her three brothers. At school, she is a member of the community service club, the softball team, and the Jewish student union. She also participates in her schools choir, a cappella group, and musical. Outside of school, she studies vocal performance. Lior is an active member at her synagogue. She frequently tutors students for their bar mitzvahs and leads services. Lior enjoys baking, reading, and singing. She also likes playing the piano and the ukulele.

Daniella Krasney

BBG, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern

Daniella Krasney is a junior at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey. She is highly involved in BBYO,, and is currently serving on her chapter board, helping to manage and oversee recruitment. She is high honor roll student and has been a varsity athlete for the Livingston Lancers since her freshman year. Daniella is also a gifted writer, serving as a contributor to the international BBYO blog The Shofar. Additionally, she works at a local fast-casual restaurant in customer service and manages the TikTok account that has boosted sales across the franchise. She also enjoys working with children, babysitting kids ages 5-12 and has worked as a counselor at Meadowbrook Day Camp for two years. Daniella is very passionate about the charity SCOPE that helps underprivileged kids go to camp, founding and leading a club at her school. She is an extremely passionate and driven leader, and values communication above all else.

Lior Kolman

BBG, South Africa

Lior Kolman lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. At school, she serves as a student leader for the next year, running the school. In BBYO, she serves as regional and chapter Morah. Lior enjoys going out with her friends, watching Netflix and helping out in communities less fortunate.

Dylan LaBorwit

AZA, Northern Region East: DC

Dylan LaBorwit is from Clarksville, MD. He is currently serving as DC Council's 92nd Aleph Shaliach. He feels passionate about the three major aspects of this position: Judaism, Social Action, and Israel advocacy. He participates in his school's Chess Club and Podcast Club, and he is a leader of the Finance and Investment Club as well as the Mentors club. Dylan also plays for his school's Varsity Tennis Team. He is a part of the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout this year. He is interested in math and science and plans to study economics and physics in college. Dylan likes to relax by playing his ukulele, playing chess watching shows on Hulu, playing with his two dogs, shooting hoops, or skateboarding.

Taylor Levy

BBG, Lake Ontario

Taylor Levy is from Toronto, Canada. In school, she is in a film arts program where she gets to create her own original short films and loves it. She used to play baseball very competitively, and has played on Team Ontario. She loves spending time with her family and friends and cooking for them. Taylor is an active member of BBYO; she has been chapter Morah, and has served on many regional comminites/steering teams. She is also a proud member of the ILN and helped steer IC 2021.

Ofri Leshem

BBG, Rocky Mountain

Ofri Leshem is from Denver, Colorado. At school she is very involved in many clubs and extracurriculars like Speech & Debate, National Honor Society, Girls Scouts and FBLA/DECA. As well as she is president of her schools Jewish Student Society Club where she focuses on building a stronger Jewish community within her school and educating allies on Judaisim. She enjoys cooking, making friendship bracelets, dancing and being actively involved in her community. With over 100 hours of community services her love and passion in helping her community has truly not only been a way for her to give back but also a way to strengthen her community. In her freetime, she does Gymnastics, loves attending school sport events and spending time with her family and friends.

Roni Maman

BBG, Israel

Roni Maman lives in Gedera, Israel. At school she takes part in Model UN and diplomacy programs. She has been an MTZ counselor for the past 3 years and is very active in the movement; she took part in the MTZ AMBASSADOR X BBYO Fellowship, and went on ILSI 2021. She teaches young kids English and in her free time she runs, does yoga , hangs out with friends , tries new recipes. She also enjoys traveling and seeing new places.

Micah Margolis

AZA, Liberty

Micah Margolis is from Lower Gwynedd, PA. At school, he runs cross country and track and field, is a member of the select chorus, helps tutor his peers, and is a member of the LINK crew- a club devoted to helping freshman transition to high school. He enjoys writing articles, essays, and poetry, and has taken a course on Middle Eastern politics at Brown University. He also is an active musician, having played guitar since the age of 5 and having sung since he was 10, and actively songleads for |ebrew school classes at synagogue. In his free time, he is an avid sports fan for the New York Mets, Jets, Knicks and Islanders, studies a lot of geography, and loves to cook.

Madison Miederhoff

BBG, Mid-America: St. Louis

Madison lives in St. Louis Missouri. She is a member of NHS and plays on her schools lacrosse team. In BBYO she has held many leadership roles between chapter, region, and international. In her free time she likes to watch TV and movies, listen to music, specifically Broadway, and spend time with her family and friends.

Jesse Miller

AZA, Central Region West

Jesse Miller is from Mountain View, CA. He plays for both a club and high school soccer team, as well as participating in his schools choir. He works at his local synagogue weekly helping teach kids from grades K-7 about Judaism, Hebrew, and community service. Jesse loves BBYO and is currently a member of his chapters board, and he attended CLTC 4 this summer. He also loves to play the piano, travel, and being with family and friends. When he’s not busy, he really likes hanging out with his dog, Theo.

Tali Mor

BBG, Rocky Mountain

Tali Mor lives in Denver, Colorado and is a junior in high school. She plays soccer and loves shopping, watching tv and movies, and enjoys hanging out with her friends, parents, her two sisters, and her dog. She is very involved in her Jewish community at home and is highly active in her synagogue. She is also on board for Jewish Student Connection at school and participates in BBYO regionally and internationally.

Max Perry

AZA, Kentucky Indiana Ohio

Max Perry is a current senior from Union, Kentucky. At his high school, he enjoys swimming competitively, mentoring freshmen, assisting in theatrical productions, and being an advocate for student voices. Outside of school, he serves as the Regional Aleph Shaliach of KIO, as a StandWithUs Intern, and as a member of the steering committee for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. When he is not studying, working on a project, or on a regional board call, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking his dog, Juliet, on walks and being an active member of his synagogue and community.

Joey Ross

AZA, Lonestar

Joey Ross is a Junior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. He is currently serving his second term as Godol of the chapter that he founded in 2019. At school, he is playing his second season of varsity basketball. He is also active in STEM clubs and projects - namely, computer science and research in mathematics. He loves learning all things Judaism, Jewish traditions, and Hebrew, and is interested in all facets of the depth of the Jewish faith. In his free time, he loves to work on electronics projects, play basketball, and stay up all night on the phone with his friends.

Sara Rozen

BBG, Lonestar

Sara Rozen lives in Houston, Texas with her parents, younger sister, and older brother. She goes to Bellaire High School where she enjoys participating in theater. She is an active member in her community and is part of a teen leadership program at her JCC. She enjoys musicals, books, and writing stories. In her free time, she loves to read and bake sweet treats.

Ari Schwartz

BBG, South Jersey

Ariel Schwartz is from Berlin, New Jersey; she is involved with Key Club and Environmental Club at school. In BBYO, she is an active member in South Jersey Region and loves to be involved in lots of global options as well, such as International Convention steering, International Leadership Network committees/task forces as a member and a lead, and summer programs. Ariel loves to advocate for things she believes in and helping others.

Drew Selig

BBG, North Florida

Drew Selig is from Tampa, FL. She is actively involved in BBYO and is a 5 term chapter N'siah; she is also head of her school's dance committee. She loves to help people and is a mental health advocate, and a volunteer at a local battered women's and chlidren's shelter. In her free time, she likes to dance, do art, and spend time with friends and family.

Yishai Selig

AZA, Keystone Mountain

Yishai lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his younger brother and younger sister. He previously lived in San Francisco and Byron Bay, Australia. He plays baseball for his high school varsity team where he plays third base, left field and relief pitcher. He also is chapter Godol for his chapter, SHAZAM AZA. He has served as Godol for two years and has hosted more than 15 events. He has over 100 hours of community service, in coaching kids in baseball and being a counselor at a summer camp. He has also been a Madrich at a Hebrew school. He likes to watch movies, practice baseball and listen to rap. He also likes to hang out with friends and play sports with them.

Sylvie Sherman

BBG, Manhattan

Sylvie Sherman lives in New York City with her two older sisters and her mini goldendoodle puppy. She is a sophomore dance major at LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts. She is the N’siah for her chapter, Gotham BBYO, in Manhattan Region and was just the mock chapter Sh’licha at CLTC2. She loves playing soccer, doing circus, and performing in musical theatre shows. She is the on-air teen correspondent for SknVue, a nonprofit organization helping to reduce the spread of Melanoma. She also run her own organization called Rays Awareness educating kids and adults on how to stay safe from the sun. She recently attended a Harvard Undergraduate International Relations Scholars Program. She also teaches Hebrew at her Synagogue and tutors 1st and 2nd graders in math at the JCC.

Dina Shlufman

BBG, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern

Dina Shlufman is from Tenafly, NJ. She is the Co-Editor of the Omega literary magazine and is a Staff Writer for The Echo newspaper. She has been playing piano for 12 years and loves to accompany her choir. She is the recipient of the Scholastic Gold Key Award for Personal Essay for her essay regarding her connection to Israel. She is an active member of her school's Model United Nations team and is the Vice President of her school's International Student Advisory Board. She tutors in both English and Spanish on an international level, and studies Hebrew in her free time. She loves to read and write about history and politics.

Omri Shopen

AZA, Israel

Omri Shopen lives in Gedera, Israel. He is a part of the Gedera Haluz chapter of Maccabi Tzair (MTZ) Israel, BBYO’s sister youth movement. He attends Ramon High School, where he studies biology and biotechnology. He is also a Madrich in Maccabi Tzair for 3rd graders.

Toby Stanton

AZA, Eastern: Dixie

Toby Stanton is a senior from Augusta, Georgia. He is currently serving as Southeast Council's Aleph Godol. Toby is passionate about leadership, altruism, and volunteer work. To pursue leadership and volunteer work, he serves as president of his school's National Honor Society chapter. Committed to altruism, Toby is leader of a team in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year campaign. In school, Toby participates in several clubs including model United Nations and debate/speech. He loves playing for his club soccer team, the Augusta Arsenal, and is team captain of his school's varsity team. In his free time, Toby chases his passion in music through practicing guitar, writes, watches old movies, and messes with his lab puppy, Norman.

Ivan Stern

AZA, Argentina

Ivan Stern is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Being Jewish is a fundamental part of his identity and he is very passionate about issues related to anti-Semitism and inequality. Ivan works to highlight his strong voice and has held board positions at BBYO and done TED style talk. He also takes theater classes, enjoys debate and model UN, and is activie in local politics. Ivan enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and getting to know new people.

Hadassah Sternfeld

BBG, Eastern: Dixie

Hadassah Sternfeld is an activist, scholar, teacher, and leader. She is a senior at James Island Charter High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Hadassah was one of the 12 founding members of her Jewish Federation’s “Remember Project” which connects the greater Charleston community to the lessons of the Holocaust and provides resources to help ensure that we never forget. She was also a key speaker at Charleston’s “No Hate, No Fear Rally” that fought antisemitism from all areas of the community. Hadassah’s passion and dedication to change encouraged her to candidacy for the 58th Eastern Region: Southeast Council N’siah in which she is currently serving. She has won several awards throughout her time in BBYO including the Menorah Pledge Principles, The Gold and Silver Star of David, and has received the Eternal Light Recruitment Award twice. Hadassah also serves as the Chairperson for her school’s Student Ambassadors branch, and teaches Hebrew at Synagogue Emanuel.

Jasper Vyda

AZA, Central Region West

Jasper Vyda lives in Oakland, California, with his two moms and younger sister. Jasper is interested in finance and economics, specifically, the power that modern finance has to create a more just world. Within BBYO, Jasper is the Moreh for Dreidel AZA in Central Region West. Jasper is the founder and president of his school's Finance & Investment Club, and annually leads an internationally based team in the Wharton Global Youth Investment Competition. Jasper is also the president of his school's Weightlifting Club, member of the Varsity debate team, and has served as class representative to Student Council for 3 terms. Jasper loves spending time in the mountains, and plans to get his certification as a Wilderness First Responder this Winter.

Jared Wasserman

AZA, Hudson Valley

Jared Wasserman is currently a junior at Croton-Harmon High School in New York. He is extremely involved in BBYO where he serves as Hudson Valleys Regional S'gan. He has previously served as Regional Mazkir and Regional Gizbor. Jared also has an interest in community service being a part of the ExPOSE Program with Croton Caring Committee. Croton Caring works in aiding elderly and low-income members within the community. Jared's other interests include sports, video games, and guitar, which he has been playing for over 3 years.

Hannah Zuck

BBG, Northern Region East: DC

Hannah Zuck is a proud BBG of DC Council #54. When she’s not at her chapter’s Saturday night programs, you might find her playing guitar or listening to her favorite music. Hannah is a self-proclaimed movie critic and an aspiring bilingual; her family is from Argentina. She is also very involved at her synagogue and loves working with her community.

Rom Zuckerman

AZA, Central Region West

Rom Zuckerman is from Silicon Valley in California and has a sibling and a cat. He likes math and science in school and enjoys taking culinary as his elective. After school, he practices daily with the school's marching band as the snare drummer. He loves BBYO and one of his proudest achievements is biking 60 miles in one day for charity through BBYO. On weekends, Rom enjoys hanging out with friends or playing Valorant.