BEHIND THE SCENES

Under the direction of Anastasiya Martinova, the Teen Board will focus their learning throughout the fall and winter on developing the skill set required for grant making while also studying Jewish values connected to philanthropy. The Teen Board will then narrow down their interests into a list of a select few organizations that will be invited to submit proposals for funds, which will be allocated by the teens in support of the causes that interest them the most. After crafting and issuing a Request for Proposals, teens will carefully review each grant proposal received by the agency, and conduct site visits to some of the organizations’ offices in New York. The teens then spend hours negotiating the difficult task of allocating limited funds to a small enough number of organizations where the funds can have a meaningful impact. The teens are committed to spreading awareness about teen mental health issues, supporting young people in the LGBTQ+ community, and supporting young people with special needs. It is very inspiring to see how much they care, and very educative for the teens to realize that they can’t address all of the problems they see in the world around them. 

 

In addition, the Teen Board will participate in sociopolitical intensive meetings, where they analyze current events through multiple lenses. The Teen Board will learn about social action and different initiatives they can partake in, in their efforts of pursuing social justice. One initiative that is home to the "J," is the Annual Mitzvah Day, where over 200 teens and young adults come together to help better the community. The Teen Board will be an integral part of the development of the opening session for Mitzvah Day, regarding logistics, as well as assisting site leaders. For more information about JCH Annual Mitzvah Day, please visit our site.

MEET THE TEAM

Joseph Attia

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Brooklyn Tech H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Camp B'Yachad ​

  • Day Camp Counselor

Extracurricular Activity: 

  • Class Treasurer

  • Write On For Israel

Future goals: Entrepreneur

Ariana Loyfman

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Fort Hamilton H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Day Camp Counselor

Extracurricular Activity: 

  • Jewish Culture Club

Future goals: Teacher

Daniel Price

Born: New York, NY

Resides: New York, NY

School: School of the Future

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

Extracurricular Activity: 

  • Drama 

  • Volunteer club

Future goals: Finance

Jessica Shpigel

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Midwood H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Camp B'Yachad ​

  • Day Camp Counselor

Extracurricular Activity: 

  • Track Team

Future goals: Neurosurgeon 

Michelle Izrailov

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Brooklyn Tech H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship​​​

Extracurricular Activity: 

  • Jewish Culture Club

  • Physics Club

  • Maimonides Hospital Volunteer

Future goals: Medical School

Kevin Lupa

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Midwood H.S.

Involvement:

  • Camp B'Yachad

Future goals: Accountant

Deanna Price

Born: New York, NY

Resides: New York, NY

School: School of the Future

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Kibbutznik Camp Counselor

Extracurricular Activity

  • Modern Dance

  • Chorus

  • Feminist Club

  • Drama 

  • Volunteer club

Future goals: Real Estate

Maria Yildiz

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Beacon H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Camp B'Yachad

  • Day Camp Counselor

Future goals: Lawyer

Snezhana Valchuk

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Resides: Brooklyn, NY

School: Midwood H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

Extracurricular Activity:

  • Track Team

Future goals: Orthodontist

Erica Lerman

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Resides: Brooklyn, NY

School: Stuyvesant H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

Extracurricular Activity:

  • Tennis

  • Jewish Student Union

Future goals: Medical School

Lina Povolotskiy

Born: Brooklyn NY

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: Stuyvesant H.S.

Involvement:

  • Day Camp Counselor

  • Volunteering Club

Future goals: Nurse

Bridget Shur

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Resides: Brooklyn, NY

School: Murrow H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Camp B'Yachad

  • Day Camp Counselor

Extracurricular Activity:

  • Drama

  • Volunteering

  • Dor L Dor

Future goals: Nurse

Ben Yusufov

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Resides: Brooklyn, NY

School: Madison H.S.

Involvement:

  • Machon Madrich Fellowship

  • Camp B'Yachad

  • Day Camp Counselor

Future goals: Business

Anastasiya Martinova

Born: Uzjhorod, Ukraine

Resides: Brooklyn NY

School: NYU, M.S. Global Affairs

Involvement:

  • Camp B'Yachad Staff Supervisor

  • Kibbutznik Staff Supervisor

  • Day Camp Division Leader

CONTACT US

Contact us!

Tel: 718-943-6326

Fax: 718-232-8461

7802 Bay Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11214

teen@jchb.org

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