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!
The 6 fellows joined us in New York for last week's World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly and then spent the rest of the week in New York meeting various Jewish organisations based in New York! They will return to the US in just over a month to attend the AJC Global Forum (#GloFo) joining the largest ever international Jewish student union delegation at the Forum!
The fellows; who are all leaders in Jewish student life in their communities; are all wonderful so we want to tell you a little bit about them.
L to R: Ruben Dray, Lauren Keilis, Lionel Reich, Alexandra Finkelshtein, Bendegúz Moldaván and Gabriel Nissan[/caption]
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 bureau.
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.