Meet Our Board
President: Benji Himmel
Shalom, I’m Benji Himmel your 2020-2021 Regional President! I’m from BSUSY, the best chapter in CRUSY, located in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. This year I can’t wait to connect with all of you and build new lifelong connections. Outside of CRUSY, you can often find me watching movies, learning about Israel, or trying to get outside. This year I am so excited to get creative in experiencing CRUSY by taking advantage of our brand new opportunities. We are going to see the CRUSY magic that we all know and love like never before! If at anytime you would like to reach out to me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on social media at anytime.
Communications VP: Eric Valinsky
Hey CRUSY! I’m Eric Valinsky, your 2020-2021 Regional Communications VP. I am a senior from the greatest chapter in USY, BSUSY. In my spare time I love to play frisbee, go hiking, and communicate with people! I am super extraverted so feel free to reach out if you wanna be pals :)) My email is email@example.com. I can't wait to take pictures and make flyers and stickers for you all this year!! Also if you're not already following CRUSY's socials they are: insta: @centralregionusy, snap: @crusyregion
Israel Affairs VP: Oz Gamer
Hey CRUSY !! I’m Oz Gamer, your 2020 - 2021 Regional Israel Affairs VP. I come from CRUSY’s greatest chapter MCUSY . Outside of USY I love to play soccer, go on long walks, and play drums and guitar. If you would ever like to reach out, you can email me (IA@crusy.org). You should also follow the IA Instagram: @crusy_israel_affairs
Membership Kadima VP: Emilie Tacket
Hey Y'all. My name is Emilie Tackett and I am your 2020-2021 Membership/Kadima Vice-president. I am from the southern-most chapter of LEXUSY. I love sweet tea, face-timing my USY friends, and listening to the Yeshiva Boys Choir on repeat. I am excited to bring our region together and make it stronger. Feel free to reach out to me anytime, I am even available at 2 am. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I am excited for an amazing year together.
Religion Education VP: Elana Kolko
Hey CRUSY! I’m Elana Kolko your 2020-2021 Religion and Education Vice President! I’m from the amazing chapter of BSUSY in Pittsburgh PA. In my spare time I love walking my dog, playing monopoly, going to Shull, and hanging out with my friends. I am so excited for this coming year and I can’t wait to work with you all! Please reach out to me anytime with questions or just to talk at email@example.com or Facebook message me!
Social Action Tikkun Olam VP: Daniel Bernstein
Hey CRUSY! I’m Daniel Bernstein, and I couldn’t be happier to be your 2020-2021 CRUSY Social Action/Tikkun Olam VP! I come from the marvelous MCUSY in Detroit, Michigan. When I’m not being a SA/TO, I really enjoy playing baseball, sleeping, and playing with my dog. If you have any questions or just wanna chit chat, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Instagram @crusysato. I can’t wait for a great year and remember to say yes and Venmo to SA/TO!