National Board Co-Facilitators
Charlotte is from Boston and spent a year after high school in Israel in Sherut Leumi (National Service) working with kids-at-risk and teaching middle school children. She is studying product design.
Julia is majoring in physics and math. She is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, and spent a year studying at Migdal Oz before coming to Chicago.
Recruitment Committee Co-Facilitators
Hannah is from New Rochelle, went to SAR and Ma’ayanot and spent a year studying in Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, Israel. She is currently studying psychology and looking to transfer into the business school. She loves baking for every occasion, running with (and losing to) her dad, learning Torah in any capacity, and trying to stay awake long enough to read classical literature. She is passionate about creating dynamic and innovative programming, stimulating new ideas and conversations, and empowering the people around her.
Yakir plans to major in neuroscience on a PreMed track. On campus, Yakir is excited to share his Judaism with just about anyone who will let him and is heavily involved in both Hillel and Chabbad. Yakir enjoys the intimate nature of the close-knit Jewish community at The University of Chicago and is eager to help continue its tremendous recent growth.
Finance Committee Co-Facilitators
Yoni is an Israel activist from New York. When his older brother was serving in the Israeli army, Yoni helped raise $70,000 for fleece outwear to keep his brother's unit warm. His activism led him to work with various organizations including, StandWithUs, AIPAC, and AFSI, and even working for Minister Ofir Akunis, Israel's Minister of Science and Technology!
Asher is studying business economics, accounting and classics. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended YULA Boys High School and studied in Yeshivat Har Etzion. Asher is excited to bring his passion for building the Jewish community to Yavneh.
Mentorship Committee Co-Facilitators
Jacob is from Miami and plans to study Computer Science. He is passionate about Jewish mysticism, music and his unique Sephardic heritage.
Tani is from Silver Spring, Maryland and is majoring in finance. He sees Yavneh as an opportunity to become a more well-developed person with an enriched Jewish identity. He loves to play all types of sports, read about world issues, and hang out with friends.
National Initiatives Committee Co-Facilitators
Gil is a pre-med student studying Kinesiology. He participated in NCSY throughout high school. After college he hopes to enlist into the IDF and make Aliyah.
Amanda volunteered with Magen David Adom in Israel and plans to be pre-med. She studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum and is excited about all the opportunities to study Torah in college.