Hagalil Region, USY

Regional President

What’s up Hagalil?!?!SwaggyOnesie

I’m Shelly Tsirulik and I’m thrilled to serve as your Regional President for the 2015-2016 year! I come from West Orange, NJ, and am a proud member of the amazing West Orange USY chapter! I attended Solomon Schechter (Golda Och Academy, but none of us actually call it that) through 8th grade, at which time I switched to Montclair Kimberley Academy. In past summers, I’ve trekked up to Wingdale, NY, where I played on the ultimate frisbee team for Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, but this summer I’ll be traveling with USY to Poland and Israel on USY Poland/Israel Pilgrimage 1st Departure. I live with my rocking twin, Ethan, and the best parents on this planet.

I’m a big fan of all sports, and Chicago sports teams are clearly the best. In particular, I’m a huge fan of football, both the actual game and the management side of it. When I get older I want to be the GM of a football team. Spongebob, Pokemon, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, Hebrew songs, and food round out my favorite things. I love singing and dancing, but unfortunately I haven’t been blessed with the best voice, and I’m sure most of you have seen my “dancing” at USY dances. Still, my ruach never wavers, and you’ll be sure to hear me singing and see me dancing all year long!

My first event was Freshman year LTI, and ever since I’ve been hooked on Hagalil and everything that it has to offer. From being a place where I can freely express my Judaism, to providing an amazing group of friends, to creating a community that I can truly call home, Hagalil really has it all.

I’m reachable by text, phone call, email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, really anyway that you can think of (except my FaceTime still doesn’t work :/ ). Feel free to reach out to me for help, advice, somewhere to stay for Shabbat, or just someone to talk to – there’s nothing I love more than working/talking with Hagalilers!

This is going to be an incredible year – I can’t wait for all of the new memories and friendships we’ll make this year!



-Shelly Tsirulik