AWB 2017 Meet Your AWB Staff
By Sharon Schoenfeld
My name is Miriam Alexander, I am a senior at the University of Michigan studying Screen Arts & Cultures. I have been a member of Young Judaea since my first summer at CYJ Midwest in 2003. YJ has cultivated my love of Jewish education and tikun olam. For two consecutive summers I led the Women’s rights tikun group as part of the Tel Yehudah Hadracha program. I urged our chanichim (campers) to think critically about systematic discrimination and what our obligation is as Jews to resolve this issue among others. My passion for social justice and working with young adults led to me to staff AWB in Los Angeles two years ago. I had an amazing time and can’t wait to bring that same enthusiasm to Charleston!
Hi. My name is Itamar Bliman and I am the Southeast Shaliach for Young Judaea. I’ve also been a shaliach at CYJ Texas AND CYJ Midwest and this summer, I’ll be at Camp Judaea. After growing up in the Israel Scouts in Haifa, I spent my “shnat sherut” (year before the army) on Year Course, volunteering alongside Young Judaeans. I look forward to doing that again on Alternative Winter Break.