During the month of January, we are highlighting new youth professionals that are new in their roles. Meet Adam, the Midwest high school coordinator for StandWithUS.
grew up in the north Chicago suburbs, and graduated from
Indiana University with his B.A. in History and Jewish Studies. He is excited to share his passion for Israel
with students and the community in his region.
love of Israel started at home, but developed through involvement in USY, at
Camp Ramah, and during the Nativ College Leadership Program - Gap Year in
Israel, where he volunteered outside
by his experiences, Adam returned to college and instantly got involved with Indiana's pro-Israel community.
As the President of Hillel at Indiana
University, a legislative intern with the Indianapolis Jewish Community
Relations Council, a youth advisor in Chicago, or as an Assistant Director of
BBYO Passport, Adam has repeatedly exhibited his personal commitment to
experiential education, community engagement, and teen leadership development
over the past decade.
StandWithUs, Adam is educating and empowering students to enhance their
personal connections to Israel and speak out against antisemitism and
extremism. More than ever, we need our students to ask more
questions, engage in complicated discussions, and commit themselves to
such opportunity is to join StandWithUs’ Teen
Leadership Council (TLC) for students 9th-12th grades.
In key cities around the Midwest, SWU is setting up TLC’s to provide students
the opportunity to further their Israel knowledge, plan innovative programming
with their peers, and ensure that their community is connected to Israel.
The four-month long program includes: mentorship
in leadership skills and community building, access to StandWithUs speakers and
materials, and connection to teens in the
region with similar goals and aspirations.
Whether students are seeking their first leadership
position, or are already involved, TLC is a professional leadership experience
that will surely enhance their Israel programming capabilities. In
addition, TLC prepares them for the
challenges they may face at university and in their community regarding Israel.
a total of four mandatory monthly meetings (January - April) with Adam and the
other TLC members (via Google Hangout)
meetings with Adam to receive individual professional mentorship (via Google
Hangout or in person)
with other members of the TLC to plan and execute a region-wide teen event
focused on Israel education
a minimum of one Israel event in their community
in regular contact with the TLC and with Adam
you a high school student or know a student who is interested in working with
StandWithUs and educating about Israel? Reach out to Adam today via firstname.lastname@example.org .
for the spring session of the Teen Leadership Council are currently
open, and nominations for the StandWithUs
High School Internship will open on Monday, January 14,