I have been a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood since my family and I moved from New York to LA in 2008-- when I was four years old. I attended the Preschool, Religious School, and the Teen Program, where I am now. I joined the Hollywood Temple Youth Board in 2018, at the beginning of my freshman year in high school. My first year, I was a member of the general board, where I mostly observed, and lent my hand in planning a couple of events. After my first year, I decided I wanted to become more involved on the board, so I applied to be the Vice President of Programming. I experienced what it was like to have the freedom to take charge in planning events, and be a leader. The board became a very close-knit community for me, and I wanted to become even more involved for the next year. I am very excited to be the President of the HoTY board for the 2020- 2021 school year. I’m looking forward to helping the VPs plan events, and fundraisers, and create super cool merch for Sleepless. I am very grateful for the leadership opportunity I have been given, and I am looking forward to what we as a board will accomplish this year.