Springboard, the Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago, and JUF have announced the third cohort of 18 Under 18 honorees. In February, the group came together for the 18 Under 18 Leadership Event, where they learned from a panel of Jewish leaders and began work on their signature projects, which they will present at 18 Under 18: A Celebration of Jewish Teens on April 10.
Mazel Tov to the honorees:
Dina Barrish , a junior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, currently serves as Moriah Congregation's USY Chapter president and is a Diller Teen Fellow.
Sarah Bloom , a senior at Evanston Township High School, has served as a Hebrew in the High Ambassador since her sophomore year and is a Project Teen-Seed613 Fellow.
Ella Brown , a junior at Oak Park River Forest High School, serves as the NFTY CAR Membership vice president and is on her school's Jewish Student Connection leadership team.
Raquel Cohen , a senior at Walter Payton College Prep, is a Write On For Israel fellow; she previously participated in Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation.
Sophie Draluck , a junior at Highland Park High School, is a former Diller Teen fellow and is the founder and managing director of Cycle Forward, which helps women in need access hygiene products.
Sophie Frankenthal , a senior at Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School, is a member of the Yachad Chicago High School Board and leads several Yachad programs.
Joshua Zach Glucksman , a junior at New Trier High School, is the president of the Am Shalom Temple Youth Group and is also involved with NFTY-CAR and OSRUI.
ShulamitHorton , a senior at Deerfield High School, is the chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teen Board and the president of the Deerfield High School Student Council.
Ariana Handelman , a junior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, is the vice president of the Anshe Emet USY chapter; she also serves as a leader in her CHUSY region and is a current Diller Teen fellow.
Rebecca Jacobson, a senior at Glenbrook South High School, serves as the Congregation Beth Shalom USY Chapter President and participated in AJC's Leaders for Tomorrow.
Maxine Kalika , a senior at Stevenson High School, is the regional president of NCSY and co-president on the chapter board; she is also currently an intern with StandWithUs.
Marc Luban , a junior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, currently serves on the CHUSY Regional Executive Board as the Religion/Education vice president.
Emma Rosenberg-Rappin , a senior at Deerfield High School, has been actively involved with OSRUI and Congregation BJBE, serving as vice president of the youth group.
Andrew Scott , a junior at Stevenson High School, currently serves as the B'nai Tikvah USY Chapter president and is involved with USY on a regional and national level.
Brian Silverstein , a senior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, has served in several leadership positions in his school and is currently president of the student body.
Elitsa Mairav Reinglass Sklar , a junior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, currently serves as her school's Israel Club president and is a Write on for Israel fellow.
Jason Tothy , a junior at the University of Chicago Lab School, is president of his Temple Youth Group at Chicago Sinai Congregation and is a NFTY CAR Cabinet Board Member.
Randy Wilk , a senior at Deerfield High School, has worked at the Keshet Sunday School since 2012 and is the president of Warrior Buddies, an inclusion club for students with special needs.
For more information and for tickets 18 Under 18: A Celebration of Jewish Teens, visit www.juf.org/springboard/18-Under-18