Hagalil Region, USY

Israel Awareness VP


Hey everyone!! My name is Nina Robins, and I’m your 2018-2019 Hagalil Israel Affairs VP!! I’m a current junior at Golda Och Academy, where I especially love learning languages. I’m involved on the newspaper and yearbook staff, serve as Israel Club president (shocker), captain the Girls Varsity Tennis team, and participate in Model UN. Outside of school, I’m a chronic oversleeper, bubble tea enthusiast, piano jammer, and spontaneous dancer.

My journey with USY, specifically Hagalil, began in August 2013 at my 7th grade Encampment. I arrived having no clue what “Hagalil” meant and knowing no one and somehow left Perlman a week later having met some people whom I consider to be my closest friends 5 years later (Room 2!!). My life changing experience at Encampment inspired me to attend more Hagalil regional events and thrive in a movement that allows me to develop as a person. My Kadima experiences led me to pursue various leadership positions in Hagalil – I served as SOUSY’s freshman rep and WOUSY’s SA/TO and then President, in addition to two terms on SA/TO RGB (one as 613 Mitzvah Corps Chair!).

My time on USY L’takayn Olam Israel Pilgrimage 2017, at IC Chicago 2017, my position on NOAM Olami Relations IGB, and the International USY Facebook community has allowed me to expand my horizons far beyond New Jersey – though my USY roots will always stay in Hagalil #hagalilishome !!

Whenever you want to chat (except on Shabbos or yontif), you can catch me on Google Hangouts, texting, Remind, GroupMe, my Instagram DMs, and the ever reliable Facebook (yes, I’m THAT person without an iPhone 🙁 ). I’ll gladly take a break from my “Lit AF Israeli Playlist” on Spotify to talk all things Israel, USY, and more.

Stay lit *dabs*,

Nina Robins