Meet The Members!
Hi HaNegev! I’m Alan, and I’m beyond humbled to be this year’s regional president. BTBRC is my home, and Rick the Raccoon is my spirit animal. Arvot is the best Sub-Region (don’t tell Mercaz or Ein Gedi, please). Although I was born in the distant land of Chicago, IL, my native roots lie in Argentina. Yes, Argentina: that’s where most of my family is from. I love sushi, Israel, and USY Summer Programs. I’m a shawarma guy, not a falafel one. In my free time, I referee soccer and work out #GrindSzn. Most importantly, I can’t wait to meet you; thanks for being part of the best damn region in the U.S.A.
Executive & Religion/Education VP
Hi HaNegev! My name is Rachel Sandhouse and I’m your 2017-2018 Religion and Education and Executive Vice President. I hail from Arvot’s chapter TBTST. I am a history lover, I appreciate a good pun, my obsession with school supplies is unreal, and being titled as a picky eater just barely scratches the surface of the definition of my diet. More importantly, I have a strong passion for Rel/Ed that I would like to share with the rest of you. Can’t wait for an amazing year! Go Sharks!
Israeli Affairs VP
HELLOOOOO!! My name is Benjy Nadolne and I am your Israel Affairs VP. I have been in USY since 8th grade and since then have developed a burning passion for conservative Jewish youth and Israel as a whole. I play soccer and I love sports in general. I also love to just chill with friends and make memories. I have lived in Atlanta Georgia my entire life and I love the ATL Falcons #RISEUP. I am from Ein Gedi and more importantly from Sababa! I have a younger sister (Mollie) and an older sister (Becca). I spend my summers at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA and I love it! I am a senior at Pope High School and I am so excited, yet sad for my last year in USY. I can’t wait to meet and spend this year with all of you amazing people! Please reach out to me because I WANT to be your friend!
Shalom Y’all!! I’m Murray Sam Lebovitz, and am excited to serve as your Membership/Kadima Vice President. I live in the great city of Chattanooga, TN and home of the most spirited chapter CHOOUSY. As apart of the best sub-region in HaNegev, Ein Gedi is my home that constantly moves throughout the south. In between school and USY I spend my time advocating for Israel and lifeguarding. I’m excited to serve as your Mem/Kad VP and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hey HaNegev! My name is Lena Robbins and I am your 2017-2018 Communications Vice President. I am from Atlanta Georgia in the best crazy frog chapter SABABA! I am a senior at Walton High School and am on my track team and President of our Jew Crew. Snapchat is one of my favorite things in the entire world but olives and pickles are up there too. I hope you enjoy all of the posts on our social media because they’re coming from me!! I am so excited for an absolutely perfect year, as it will sadly be my last. Appreciate the times you get in USY, they’re the best and they fly by WAY too fast. Never hesitate to reach me as i’m on my phone 24/6 (Shabbat is a good nap day)! XOXO love you all <3
Social Action/Tikun Olam VP
Hey HaNegev! I’m Madelyn Skylar Chernau, and I am your 2017-2018 SA/TO Vice President. I am from Ein Gedi, Sababa to be exact. Go frogs!! I love to cook and work with kids. I live in Atlanta Georgia and am a senior at Pope high school. I have two younger brothers but I am also kind of related to almost everyone. My birthday is September 22, 1999. When I grow up I want to be a therapist for children with chronic diseases. My family and I are very big Alabama football fans. ROLL TIDE!! I love ruach and sloach so so much. And I can’t wait to have an amazing last year in USY!!
Arvot Sub-Regional President
Hey guys, my name is Jacob Needle and I am your 2017-2018 Arvot Subregional President. I live in Coral Springs Florida and am a junior at Coral Glades High School. I love my chapter TBTST, GO SHARKS!! I enjoy playing soccer and working out. The grind NEVER stops. USY has brought me some of the most important people in my life and I hope you find them too.
Mercaz Sub-Regional President
Hey y’all! My name is Arielle Frank and I am the 2017-2018 Mercaz Subregional President. I’m a senior from Orlando, FL and hail from the juiciest chapter in the ‘Gev, SOJUSY! When I’m not making my way through the Lev of the Gev, you’ll find me playing lacrosse, weightlifting, feeding my coffee addiction, or hanging out with my cats. I’m so excited for this year to come and I can’t wait to hang out with everyone that makes HaNegev the best damn region in the USA 🙂
Ein Gedi Sub Regional President
Hey y’all! My name is Julie Budd but some of my friends call me JBudd. I am your 2017-2018 Ein Gedi Subregional President. My chapter is KUSY which is in Georgia. I love hanging out with friends, wearing stripes, watching Netflix, and most of all sleeping. I love HaNegev so much because it feels like a family. A home away from home you can say. I love talking to people, so pick up the phone and type my digits in!!! Love y’all so much!