The Jewish Week’s annual 36 Under 36 honors young leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers who are making a difference in the life of Jewish New York. For the full list of this year’s “36ers,” click here.
What do you do?
I am currently serving my second term as regional emissary and vice president of Jewish enrichment for the Manhattan region of BBYO. In this job I work with multiple chapters and counterparts across the region to enrich their Jewish, social action, and Israel programming. I also help plan regional events like our day of Jewish learning, Global Shabbat, our large region-wide community service initiative J-Serve, and more. I also am BBYO’s Explore Israel chair and Jewish lead for the BBYO climate change task force. I also lead youth services at my synagogue occasionally lead services and read from the Torah. I also founded and run my schools animal rights club.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” (Hillel the Elder)
What’s your favorite place to eat Jewish food in New York?
Russ & Daughters
In one sentence, what was your best experience as a Jewish New Yorker?
The UJA Federation march against antisemitism and seeing Jews of all kinds and non-Jews come together in unity to march against antisemitism.
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