The Bronfman-WUJS Global Leaders Fellowship
The 2017 cohort's first trip brought the fellows to the April 2017 World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York, as observer delegates for WUJS. After the Plenary, the fellows spent the rest of the week in New York meeting various Jewish organisations based in the city! In June, they returned to the US in in order to attend the AJC Global Forum (#GloFo), joining the largest ever international Jewish student union delegation at the Forum!
Meet the 2017 Fellows
Lauren is from London, UK and studies at the University of Leeds. She is currently the Social Action & Interfaith Officer on the Leeds Jewish Society committee and also serves as National Social Action Officer of the Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland.
Bende is from Budapest, Hungary and is a former head of Hanoar Hatzioni Hungary. He is passionate about Jewish youth leadership and is a unit head of the Szarvasz Summer Camp.
Ruben is from Paris, France and now studies Law and Business at a university about two hours away from the city. He is President of his universities chapter of UEJF, and is also connected to the national union bureu.
Alexandra is a talented pianist studying at a Conservatory in her home town of Novosibirsk (Siberia), Russia. She is an active member of Hillel Siberia.
Gabriel is from Mexico City, Mexico and is President of the Mexican Federation of Jewish Youth. In his professional life, Gabriel works as an architect.
Originally from Cologne, Germany, Lionel now resides in Hamburg where he has recently founded the Union of Jewish Students of Northern Germany. Lionel was also on the inaugural board of the Jewish Student Union of Germany (JSUD) and attended WUJS Congress 2017.