Neve Hanna

Meet Cameron Fields, Young Leadership Chair

American Friends of Neve Hanna
New Board Officer
Cameron Fields, Young Leadership

NEW YORK, September 10, 2020 — American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH) proudly announces Cameron Fields for Young Leadership.

Cameron is a senior at Central Regional High School in Bayville, New Jersey. She currently serves as Chairperson for USY Hagalil’s Abraham Joshua Heschel, where she helps plan services and teaches teens about Torah and Judaism. Cameron is Religious Education Vice President of Hagalil USY region and on the Varsity Basketball team. She is fluent in Hebrew.

Experience:
Yearbook Assistant Editor. Student Council VP. Co-Captain of the Co-Ed Basketball Team. Student Council Secretary. Assistant to the Educational Director/Tutor at her synagogue Hebrew School. Religion Education Regional Board Member for the United Synagogue Youth N.J. Region-HaGalil USY.

Awards:
Principal’s Award
High Honor Roll
Academic Excellence Varsity Letter Award
Scholar Athlete Award
Sub-Varsity Award
English Honor Society
History Honor Society
National Honor Society

When Cameron was asked to be American Friends of Neve Hanna’s Young Leadership Chairperson, she was extremely honored and excited to take on this new role.

In January 2019, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Neve Hanna in Israel. It was so impactful to see first hand what Neve Hanna does for these children and get to spend the day in the amazing place they call home.

Cameron Fields at the Neve Hanna Petting Zoo.
Cameron Fields at the Neve Hanna Petting Zoo.

Shalom,

I am so beyond happy and excited to be with you all today. However before I get down to business I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Cameron Fields and I am currently a senior at Central Regional High School. At my high school, I play basketball and I am a member of the national, English, science, math, and history honor societies and part of the humanities academy. Outside of school, I am extremely involved in my region of United Synagogue Youth also known as USY where I serve as the Hagalil, New Jersey Regional Religion Education Vice President. In my free time, I enjoy being with family and friends, playing basketball, reading, baking and watching my fill of HGTV, Food Network and Netflix. 

When thinking about what my role as Young Leadership encompasses, one overarching goal comes to mind and that is to advocate. There are not enough teens and quite frankly adults that know the amazing things that Neve Hanna does in Israel and I believe that we need to educate people from across the country about this cause.

I intend to do so by using social media, because it is such a profound part of our schedule these days. Therefore, by promoting Neve Hanna and sharing with the world what Neve Hanna is about, I believe people will see the amazing things Neve Hanna does, and want to learn more or even help support our organization.

Going along with this goal, another way to advocate support for Neve Hanna is to get more teens from across our country directly involved in making a change. This is why I plan on recruiting teens from across the country to join me on a committee where we will find new and innovative ways for people to learn more about Neve Hanna and donate to help American Friends of Neve Hanna achieve all of their initiatives. This committee will work with me and I will teach them more about Neve Hanna and we will work as a team and teen leaders to advocate for the amazing things Neve Hanna does.

Lastly, when looking at my position I intend on doing one more thing, exploring. My goal is to explore new ways in which American Friends of Neve Hanna can reach out to more people in creative ways. I intend on exploring new ways to educate people and share our love and passion for Neve Hanna. And I wish to explore ways to get teens involved with Neve Hanna and allow them to see for themselves the amazing things American Friends of Neve Hanna does for our family in Israel.

Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly into your mishpacha and I am extremely excited to get to know all of you as we work together to make an impact on this generation and generations to come. Toda Raba!

The Neve Hanna Family is pleased to have Cameron on board, who interned with American Friends of Neve Hanna in the summer of 2019. In January 2019, Cameron visited Neve Hanna Children’s Home, which you can read about in last year’s Rosh HaShana newsletter.

Cameron will move mountains as our new Young Leadership Chair. She embodies the energy, drive, passion, education, skills, knowledge and experience to advocate, influence, teach and lead.

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