Hi everyone! My name is Risa Kampel and I am so excited to be your 2020-2021 Regional Communications Vice President! I am going to be a Junior at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ for the upcoming school year. At my school, I am an active member of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC), I play the Cello, and I am a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society. I have been playing softball for my high school team for two years, and I have started softball ever since I reached second grade. I attend Religious School at B’nai Shalom in West Orange, and I have been an Ozeret, a teacher, for the past three years. Lastly, I am a Counselor in the theater program at JCC MetroWest in West Orange. Since the fifth grade, I have been attending Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, New York. In my free time, I absolutely love to go on runs with my father, watch a ton of Netflix, hop on a train to New York City to see a new Broadway show, spend time with my family, and especially hang out with my USY friends. Ever since I started my USY journey, I have grown an endless passion for Communications and USY, which I hope to influence on the entire Hagalil community!
Favorite Ruach Song: Ana B’Koach
Favorite Israeli Snack: Klik
Favorite Hat: My bucket hat that I purchased at a theme park in Montreal on my camp trip in 2018!