Meet CHUSY's 
Regional Executive Board

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Nathan Spellberg

CHUSY President


Hey CHUSY! My name is Nathan Spellberg and I’m your 2021-2022 Regional President! I go to school at HPHS and my home chapter is BEANS. I started USY at my first CHUSYfest in 8th grade and ever since then I have fallen in love with USY. Outside of USY, I am involved in DECA, and Robotics. I can't wait for an amazing year with all of you!!! 


Jake Kamen

CHUSY Israel Affairs VP


Hey CHUSY -- I’m Jake Kamen, your 2021-2022 Israeli Affairs Vice President. As you may already assume, I love Israel, particularly the political and cultural aspects of the nation. Because of this, my favorite city in Israel is Haifa, due to its modernity and technological focus. For me, I’m very focused on the learning and informing of my job, wanting this type of work to describe me as an IA throughout the year. When I’m not doing things with USY, you can usually find me at my high school, as I am very involved in the music programs there. I play piano in the Jazz band, drums in the Marching Band drumline, percussion in the Wind Ensemble, and sing bass in the Choraliers, our school’s show choir. Along with these musical activities, I am also on the board for the STUNTS show, our high school's huge student-led talent show. Outside of school, I also enjoy board games, reading and writing, and spending time with my family and friends. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!


Rachel Luban

CHUSY Religion/

Education VP


Hey CHUSY!!  My name is Rachel Luban and I am incredibly excited to be this year’s 2021-2022 Religion Education Vice President!  My home chapter is SHMUSY, and I am a junior at RZJHS.  I am a singer, figure skater and actress, and I love hanging out with my friends and going shopping.  I have been involved in USY since my 8th Grade Shabbaton, and USY is one of my absolute favorite parts about high school.  I can’t wait for a spectacular year with all of you!!


Brooke Robbins

CHUSY Communications VP


Hi everyone! My name is Brooke Robbins and I’m beyond excited to be serving as the Regional Communications Vice President this year. At school I’m involved with my school's mental health advocacy club: Mind Your Mind, National Honors Society, Hebrew National Honors Society, Club Israel, and Little Patriots! While I do spend a lot of time involved in USY, outside of USY I love to read, spend time outside, exercise, watch the sunset, hang out with my friends and family, and learn new things. CHUSY Region is an incredible place where I have met some of my closest friends. I encourage you to get involved! Can’t wait to work with you all this year!! 


Ashley Gitles

CHUSY Executive VP


Hi CHUSY! My name is Ashley Gitles and I am your 2021-2022 Executive Vice President! I attend Glenbrook South High School. Some of my hobbies include hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and playing lacrosse! I love USY because of all the people you meet and memories you make! I cannot wait to work with all of you this year and make it the best year yet!


Jack Redfern

CHUSY Membership/

Kadima VP


Hi CHUSY. My name is Jack Redfern and I am so excited to continue serving as your Membership/Kadima Vice President. I have been a huge part of my chapter BJUSY since I was in 8th Grade serving as Freshman Representative & Executive Vice President. I will also be a senior at Lake Zurich High School where I am a technology support specialist there. I also have the opportunity to work in other IT settings across the Illinois suburbs. I am very excited to hopefully see all of you guys in person soon for amazing conventions to help bring CHUSY back to the family that it is. I hope to get to learn more about you and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions as I love getting to know new people!


Ilana Friedel

CHUSY Social Action/

Tikun Olam VP


Hey CHUSY! My name is Ilana Friedel and I am your 2021-2022 Social Action/Tikkun Olam Vice President. I attend New Trier Highschool and am a part of AMUSY. I love dancing, singing, and playing guitar. Any time I can be, I love being outside taking in nature. USY has taught me so much already and I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to continue to learn. I can’t wait for an amazing year with all of you!

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