Staff Spotlight: Lauren

Posted by April 14, 2015 • Share:

Lauren is a student at American Jewish University completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She has been involved in programing and student life on campus by being a Resident Assistant, club president, and working to promote Jewish life on campus.

IMG_0103Lauren has been involved in sports from a young age; focusing for many years on figure skating, swimming and tennis. Lauren even served as a team captain throughout her developing years. The passion brought forth from athletics is one of the many reasons that she believes in working with children and young adults who participate in sports. By experiencing the characteristics of sportsmanship, Lauren has found that the tools needed in competition and practice go beyond the game. One of the great lessons she has learned from sports is that you should always work hard and give all you can to receive a positive result.

Beyond her experience in sports Lauren has been a teacher of Judaica, and has discovered that the Jewish identity for youth in the hustle of today’s world is key. She has held programs of understanding Jewish thought and integrated creative activity to boost interest and understanding of Jewish tradition and culture.

Lauren looks forward to seeing the development of sportsmanship and Jewish life intertwine throughout the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp this summer.