Rel/Ed V.P. - Andrew Gerson
Hey Far West! My name is Andrew Gerson and I am very fortunate and incredibly thrilled to serve as Far West Religion/Education Vice VP for this upcoming year. Now while I might know, there are many USYers who I still have not have the privilege of meeting and getting to know. Therefore, I will take the liberty informing you on the life and the doings of the incredible, attractive, intelligent, and modest Andrew Gerson.
On Adar 18, 5756 I was born in West Hills Hospital. For all my life, I have gone to Temple Aliyah, where I attended pre-school and Hebrew school, worked as a T.A. twice a week, and then served on Kadima, Jr. USY, and Sr. USY board. I am a Senior at New Community Jewish High School (NewJew) and Iíve also attended Camp Ramah for nine years as a camper and a counselor, and two summers ago I was privileged to go on USY Poland/Israel Pilgrimage with the best group in the world, GROUP 4 2012!
Now, for some interesting facts. My middle name is Pierre. I have a birth mark on my hair, that many call a kippah mark. I canít blow a bubble with bubblegum. People tend to really like my ear. Most impressively though, I can believe itís not butter.
I am the oldest of three siblings. My sister, Lauren, who is 14 years old and is in 9th grade, is an avid member of USY and served as Temple Aliyahís Jr. USY SA/TO VP. My little brother, Branden, who is 9 years old and in 4th grade just started Kadima and is excited to throw himself into USY like his two siblings did before him.
This year, as Rel/Ed VP, my goal is to make the Jewish aspects of USY, including services, more engaging, interactive, and fun. If you have an idea that would help this cause, melodies to teach, or an idea for a creative service, please donít hesitate to come up to me, but I canít promise I wonít bite. Also, if you want to participate in services and lead a service, read Torah, etc., please let me know or fill out the new virtual service sign-up form that will be released prior to every regional event. Finally, even if you do not want to take a leadership role in Tefillot, believe it or not, I still want to meet you! So, if we have not acquainted yet, please come up to me at the next regional event and introduce yourself. I would love to meet you!
I canít wait to help make this year a phenomenal year in Far West!