Meet The CHUSY Staff

Marc Sender

Branch Director


Marc serves as the head of a team that works across CHUSY, CRUSY, ECRUSY, Tzafon, and Emtza Regions.  Marc himself is a life long CHUSY member going all the way back to his time attending CHUSY Encampment as a young child when his father served as camp doctor.  He then grew up in CHUSY serving in multiple positions throughout his time in USY. Since then, Marc has been the on the Youth Staff at Beth Judea in Long Grove for 15 years and was formerly a history teacher at Churchville Middle School. Outside of his time in USY, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, and their dogs Harper, Ginger, and Heinz. 


Jessica Perl

Engagement and City Director


Jessica Perl is the newest member of the CHUSY team serving as the Engagement and City Director. Jessica is a CHUSY Region alumna who loves all things USY. As a USYer, she served on multiple boards in various positions - including MUSY Chapter President, Regional General and Executive Board, and on the International General Board. Jessica is an alumna of Nativ 37 where she studied at Hebrew University and volunteered teaching English in a small town in the Negev. If you have any questions about Nativ, don’t hesitate to ask Jessica, She could talk about it for days! Jessica recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She loves hammocking while reading a good book, watching Netflix shows, doing arts and crafts, and her adorable cat, Moves. She is excited to get to work improving and growing the region and can’t wait to get to know everybody!


Lauren Appel

CHUSY Intern


Lauren is currently a student at Indiana University studying Jewish Studies, Non-profit Management and Youth Development. In high school, Lauren was very involved in CHUSY and served as CHUSY's Regional Communications Vice President in 2018-2019. In addition to interning with CHUSY this year, Lauren is also involved in the Jewish Studies Student Association at school, as well as the Indiana University Dance Marathon. Lauren enjoys photography, listening to music, spending her summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and being with her family and friends.   


Anne Hope

Engagement Director


Anne Hope has been a Jewish educator and leader for most of her professional career. Most recently, Anne was the Regional Director for NFTY’s Northern Region. Anne was once the Youth Director at Beth El Synagogue (Minneapolis) and the Director of Youth and Camping at
Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Anne is married to Bruce Hope and they have three children -- David, Ruth, and Miriam. Anne loves to read, exercise, travel, and hang out with her family and friends.