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JSU elects new leaders

Freshman Ella Roether gives her election pitch in front of JSU May 23. While her running mate was not present, Roether delivered her bid for the both of them. Roether, Toby Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Ruthie Posada all ran unopposed in the JSU elections for the 2019-2020 school year.

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

May 30, 2019

Elected as new co-president of the Jewish Student Union, junior Ruthie Posada said she is thrilled to take  on a new role as leader for the club. “I’m very excited for the opportunity because I love JSU, I go every week, and it’s a fun opportunity for me to have a leadership position in the c...

JSU celebrates Purim

Senior Nechama Buchbinder and junior Shaqued Ben-Harush make hamantashen. During the JSU eeting March 14, students celebrated Purim by making hamantashen with different fillings.

Gabriel Kaplan, Katie Hardie, and Maria Perez Barriga

March 21, 2019

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes the villain in the Jewish Purim story. “Today we are making hamantaschen — an amazing pastry that r...

Jewish Student Union hosts speaker on Israel

Associate director of education at Jewish National Fund Amy Cytron gives a talk to students in the Jewish Student Union March 7. Cytron talked about Israeli inventions and other facts about Israel to students in attendance.

Maria Perez-Barriga, Katie Hardie, and Gabriel Kaplan

March 14, 2019

The Jewish Student Union welcomed guest speaker Amy Cytron who discussed an opportunity to travel to Israel, according to club leader senior Leila Raymond.   “We started off by doing our usual programming where we discussed upcoming holidays and we briefly discussed the plot of Purim,” Raymo...

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018

As the school year comes to an end, senior co-presidents of Park’s Jewish Student Union (JSU), Hannah Wolk and Esther Gendler, reflect on leading the club this past school year. According to Gendler, JSU has been a staple of her high school experience, and she said she enjoyed leading the club this pa...

Meet the Jewish Student Union’s Lutheran advisor

JSU adviser Mary Norris and Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer talk before the start of the meeting Nov. 26. The Jewish-Student Union is open to anyone and meets in A316 on Thursdays after school.

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

October 28, 2017

While Jewish Student Union (JSU) advisor Mary Norris is not Jewish herself, she said she feels a personal connection with the religion. “I met this phenomenal community, with beautiful families, while teaching at Torah Academy,” Norris said. “I love how Jewish people hold each other up, and how t...

JSU kicks off yearly meetings

Used with permission from Tzvi Kupfer

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

September 27, 2017

Jewish Student Union adviser Mary Norris said, for her, Jewish Student Union is not just a club. “Jewish Student Union (JSU) is an affirmation of all things that are pertinent to the Jewish lifestyle,” Norris said. “It’s not just religion, it’s also the cultural aspects of Judaism, which ...

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