YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD
Student, University of Guelph • JYN President 2017
I have had the pleasure of being part of something amazing as JYN for over 10 years now. From JYN Hebrew School, to JYN Academy, from being an Ambassador to being the 2017-2018 President. Throughout my years at JYN I have formed many new friendships, learned more about my Jewish heritage, taken part in many successful events such as Celebrity Matchathons, and past JYN Gala’s, and have contributed to the making of JYN’s future building and food truck!.
I am now studying at the University of Guelph and have made sure to become involved in the Jewish life here. I attend both Chabad and Hillel events, and go to Shabbat every week! It was when I started going to these events that I truly started to feel at home in Guelph. As a matter of fact, the day I put my mezuzah up is the day I told my family I felt settled in at university.
Thanks to Rabbi Shmuli and JYN I feel very connected to my Jewish roots and hope to continue to grow that connection. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for JYN and I am so happy to forever be connected to and involved in an organization that does so many amazing things in the general and Jewish community.