Thank you, Sophie!
As we prepare for the holiday of Passover, we have a great deal to celebrate. It has been an exciting year for NSTI – helping teens turn their passions into action as we traveled to Washington DC, North Carolina and New York; connecting our community in new ways through our Sloane Peer Leadership Fellows program; coming together to help make our world a better place for our Soup-er Sunday and L’Shaper programs and kicking off the year with two fantastic leadership development experiences…the list goes on.
We welcome Spring, a season of renewal, where the seeds we planted months ago begin to bloom and sprout. And with this growth comes change. It is both exciting and bittersweet to share that Sophie Katzman, our Program Manager, will be leaving NSTI.
Over the past two years, we have been blessed to have Sophie share her passions for social justice and youth engagement with our community, and helped our community to grow in new and exciting ways. Sophie has accepted a position with Teach For America, and will be wrapping-up her time with us shortly. She is excited to take what she’s learned with her as she transitions to being an elementary school teacher in southern Massachusetts.
Please join us in thanking Sophie for her dedication and commitment to NSTI, and wishing her the best as she begins her next chapter. Join us on April 23 at J-Serve, where we will take an opportunity to help strengthen our community and honor Sophie.
While we say l’hita’ot (see you later) to Sophie, we are also excited about all that lies ahead for NSTI as we continue to strengthen the relationships we have with our community partners. We are currently exploring many collaborative opportunities – if you know of anyone is interested in helping us change what youth engagement looks like for the Greater Boston Jewish community, please send them our way!
Chag Pesach Sameach – wishing everyone a sweet and happy Passover. Looking forward to seeing you on April 23!
– Adam, Brett, Sarah and the NSTI Team