Elana Redfern

Pronouns: She/Her

Shalom, CHUSY!

My name is Elana Siporah Redfern and I’m beyond excited to serve as your 2018-2019 Social Action Tikun Olam Vice President! I cannot wait to create change in our community of CHUSY Region, impacting the world and the individuals around us. It’s such an honor to work with you all in CHUSY Region to take small steps in bettering our world.

Here’s a little about me. Currently, I’m a student at Lake Zurich High School, hailing from Beth Judea USY in Long Grove. In school, I’m a member of National Honors Society and participate in show choir, honors choir and the theatre department where I used to perform. I’m an avid fan of anything Broadway related, constantly listening to all things Israeli, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson. I love everything pertaining to the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and Montreal Canadiens; and you can always catch me binging Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Friends, and Grey’s Anatomy. Beyond USY, outside of school I’m also taking on the role of a StandWithUs High School Intern this coming year. In my summers you can catch me up in the beautiful Lake Delton, Wisconsin at Camp Chi, where I was a camper for 8 summers and will be returning to be a staff member this upcoming summer.

CHUSY, change begins with you. Throughout this year, I hope to work with you to redefine the ideas of Social Action and Tikun Olam into gemilut chasadim and tikun olam. I challenge you to go into every action you do with an open mindset, working to create a better tomorrow. I want you to be excited to donate to Tikun Olam and be willing to get messy or creative in giving back to our community through the form of Social Action. Never hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything, from any ideas you may have, sharing silly puns or even just to talk! CHUSY, I cannot wait to take the first steps to reinvigorate our community, and that first step begins with you.


Elana Redfern

CHUSY Social Action Tikun Olam Vice President