March 1, 2013 – New York, NY
Young Judaea, the Zionist Youth Movement, is proud to announce that a new National Mazkirut (teen board) has been elected for the 2013-2014 program year. The next National Mazkirut’s administration will be officially installed in August at the conclusion of our National Summer Convention, at Camp Tel Yehudah, and will serve through August 2014.
The Mazkirut-elect includes:
Mazkira (President): Naomi Solkowitz from Bethesda, MD
Administrative Vice President: Noah Stein from Tenafly, NJ
Bogrim Programmer (Educational Programmer for Grades 9-12): Jonathan Hamermesh from Ann Arbor, MI
Ofarim v’Tsofim Programmer (Educational Programmer for Grades 3-8): Merav David from Livingston, NJ
Social Action Programmer: Gabi Schwartz from Melville, NY
Pirsum (Communications Chair): Sonia Garfinkel from Arlington, VA
During the program year of 2013-2014 the National Mazkirut will oversee the implementation of national programs such as Young Judaea’s seventh annual Alternative Winter Break, a National Midwinter and two National Summer Conventions. After attending YJ Machon, Young Judaea’s Israel experience for teens, they will return to Camp Tel Yehudah for training and preparation for the National Summer Convention. In addition, they will closely collaborate with their regional and local teen counterparts to reinforce and implement movement wide educational and social action initiatives related to Israel, Pluralism and Jewish Identity.