Meet The CHUSY Staff

Marc Sender

Branch Director


Marc has recently taken on the new role of Branch Director for the CHUSY, CRUSY, and Emtza Regions after being a life long CHUSY member. Marc has been the on the Youth Staff at Beth Judea in Long Grove for 13 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, Strudel, and Heinz. 


Daniel Warshawsky

Engagement Director


Daniel is a life long USYer and former CHUSY President. Prior to his return to USY, Daniel lived in Israel and served in the paratrooper unit of the Israel Defense Forces. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Jewish Studies, and Marketing from Indiana University. Daniel is a board member of No Shame on U and is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health conditions. He has received certifications in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and has facilitated support groups for teens. He is frequently asked to speak about the topic of mental health at schools, synagogues, and community organizations in Chicago. In his free time, Daniel likes to play the guitar and piano, read science fiction novels, quote movies, and enjoy time with friends and family.He has returned to CHUSY after studying Communications, Jewish Studies, and Marketing at Indiana University and serving as a Paratrooper in the IDF. Daniel enjoys live music, watching and quoting movies, and meeting new people. In his free time, Daniel volunteers as a board member of No Shame on U, an organization dedicated to ending the stigma against mental health issues.


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.