My first USY International Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ—that got me hooked. The experience of seeing 1,000 Jewish teenagers singing Hatikvah and engaging in endless ruach led me to USY Israel Pilgrimage in 1979 and eventually becoming Pinwheel Region President, an International Executive Board member, and longtime Director of the Pinwheel Region.
Through my involvement in USY I met my wife when we were staff members for USY on Wheels in 1985. We married in 1991 and have three children. I am a travel advisor specializing in tours to Israel—my love for the country came to life through Israel Pilgrimage!
USY has shaped my life with direction, learning responsibility and loving and engaging in Jewish life and ritual practice. Here’s to 70 Years of USY and many many more! L’dor v’dor—from generation to generation.