YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Temple Israel of Great Neck
Sarah Weinreich is a Senior at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School. She lives in Great Neck with her parents, Marc and Betty and younger sisters, Julia and Melanie. Like her sisters, she has attended Temple Israel for the past 5 years. Throughout her time thus far, Sarah has been involved in many activities the synagogue offers: Youth House, Senior Seminar, Rosh Chodesh, Midnight Runs, and USY.
In addition to her involvement in Temple Israel, she participates in many other extracurricular activities: swim and dive, lacrosse, robotics, and serves as President of her school’s Key Club. She has exemplified leadership through BBYO where she has served as chapter Vice President of recruitment, chapter President, and now serves as regional President—where she oversees three boroughs of New York City and the Great Neck area.
This year, with the help of GNSHS’ Key Club, Sarah was able to facilitate a holiday gift donation for children at Temple Israel as well as the Ronald McDonald House. Many of the gifts consisted of toys, books, school supplies, crafts, and more. She facilitated the gift donation because throughout the pandemic, many people have found it difficult to find happiness: they miss their family, friends and how life used to be. She wanted to help fill that gap and give people the happiness they were looking for. Sarah is extremely grateful for everything TIGN has given her, and is thankful that she had the opportunity to give back.
Sarah would like to thank her parents, the rest of her family and her Jewish community for helping her become who she is today. She is so grateful to be receiving this honor and will continue to inspire, lead, and support the youth of Temple Israel. Support Sarah Weinreich by placing an ad in her honor.
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Rabbi Daniel Schweber