Kaleil Salomon-Jacob – President
Hi, my name is Kaleil Salomon Jacob and I am excited to serve as the Chapter President of SFUSY this year. I am a senior at Urban, where I play saxophone in the Jazz Band and run Track & Field. During my presidency I hope to support and energize the community of USY teens at Beth Sholom, especially in the Kadima age range, where we have the biggest opportunity to grow. I’ve met a lot of our new and potential USYers already and look forward to seeing you all at future events!
Kaela Mandler – Executive VP & Communications VP
My name is Kaela Mandler and I am a senior at Jewish Community High School of the Bay. I am the VP/Com Exec on the SFUSY board. I spend most of my time playing volleyball, doing college apps, and of course, participating in SFUSY events. My goals for our chapter this year are to recruit new members and create an environment where everyone feels welcome. I hope this year we will lead programming in a way that brings USYers closer together and closer to their Judaism.
I am a senior at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts studying classical voice. I am a new member to SFUSY and am the Israel Affairs vice president. My goal is to make SFUSY more creative and inclusive by incorporating art into our programming and by leading interesting discussions. I am a true music nerd and loves to sing, play piano, and search for new jams.
Rivka Keith – Social Action/Tikkun Olam VP
Hi! My name is Rivka Keith and I am a senior at Lowell High School. I am the Social Action Tikkun Olam (SATO) Vice President of SFUSY. As SATO, I plan programs, like fundraisers and beach clean ups, that relate to social action and/or Tikkun Olam. My goal for this year is to plan fun and impactful events that will better our community. I am very involved in USY, as I have gone to all the International Conventions and three summer programs. I would love to talk to anyone interested in these programs! I hope to see you around!
My name is Max Billick, I'm in 9th grade, and I am very excited to be running religious education and membership for SFUSY this year. I look forward to a learning-filled year, with many meaningful discussions about Jewish traditions and their relevance to our lives. I am very excited to begin working with madrichim from the religious school program at Beth Sholom to include meaningful religious learning not only for USYers and Kadimaniks, but also for religious school attendees.