We are hugely excited to be welcoming Misha Vilenchuk to our team as our new US & Canada Fieldworker. Misha is originally from Ohio but currently resides in Boston Massachusetts completing his Masters of Arts in Global Studies at Brandeis University, with a focus in non-profit leadership. During his undergraduate years, Misha founded the Coalition Against Anti-Semitism in Europe - CAASE which first connected him with the International Jewish student movement.
In January 2016 Misha attended his first WUJS Congress as part of the first NETWORK delegation and subsequently founded the Network New England Chapter.
Misha's activism on behalf of human rights, often through a Jewish lens, has empowered numerous others to stand up against injustice. He is also a chess enthusiast; he has won numerous American state and national titles and coaches in the Boston area.
Email Misha here: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday we said goodbye to our Global Fellows after an amazing week in New York. The Bronfman-WUJS Global Leaders Fellowship is a program for emerging Jewish campus leaders we have developed in collaboration with The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU!
Olga first participated at the WUJS Congress held in Shoresh near Jerusalem in 1998.
“I remember the feeling of enthusiasm and excitement at the sight of hundreds of Jewish leaders from all around the world sharing the same songs, tradition, history, Zionism. I must admit that feeling has been following me until today. It is an unbelievable source of inspiration.”
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