Allow me to introduce myself; I’m Noa Kligfeld, and I am honored to serve as your 2019 International President. I hope to use my term to spread inspiration and meaning-making, as well as support chapters and regional officers. I want to nurture the goals, ideas, and passion of the IEB, and to meet as many USYers as I can along my journey.
While I was born in the Emek Division of METNY, I’m now a proud member of Temple Beth Am Los Angeles (#BetterBethAm) in the fantabulous Far West region. I went to my first regional event alone and nervous, but Far West welcomed me with open arms. The warmth, acceptance, and openness of the incredible people who helped me to find a home in USY have inspired me to bring that experience to others—and to help all USY leaders, on every level, learn how to do the same.
Some fun facts: I’m a proudly terrible dancer, a picky eater, a math nerd, and a lover of all things theater. When I’m not working on USY, singing in my school choir, debating for the Model Congress team, or coding for robotics. You can find me curled up in a cozy chair, reading and drinking tea.
I believe that everyone has the power to make a difference. I believe that every voice deserves to be heard. And I promise to listen. Please reach out to me—I’m always accessible at [email protected]. I can’t wait to meet you.
USY— thank you for this opportunity.
All my love,
Noa Yarden Dorff Kligfeld
USY 2019 International President