Empowering Peer Leaders
These 10 individuals form a diverse group of leaders—they have varied backgrounds and experiences, they come from communities across the North Shore, and they each have unique Jewish journeys. They also all have one thing in common. These are individuals who see leadership and peer-to-peer engagement as an important way to create transformational change in our community. Discover their stories below!
Jonah Bornstein, Marblehead High School:
Michael Kobrosky, St. John's Prep:
Michael is involved with his school’s Newspaper Club, Jewish Student Union, Model UN, History Club, and Investment Club. He enjoys writing and playing lacrosse. Michael is a member of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester and enjoys hanging out with his friends.
Haley Lakind, Swampscott High School:
Haley is a captain of the cross country team, participates in indoor and outdoor track, is a co-president of the Innovators Club and participates in the International Relations Club. She also enjoys creative writing and spending time with her friends and family. She is a member of Temple Emanu-el in Marblehead, MA and attends many Jew Crew Events held at Chabad in Swampscott, MA. Haley is very excited to work with JTI this year!
Lily McGuirk, St. Mary's High School:
Lily is involved with Rachel’s Challenge, an organization that promotes kindness and respect to eradicate bullying and violence. She enjoys running and spending time with friends and family. Lily is a member of Temple Emanuel.
Max Mogolesko, Marblehead High School:
Max’s extracurricular activities include Best Buddies and the Leadership Club. As a freshman, he enjoyed playing on the freshman basketball team and running the 100 meter on the JV track team. Max has been attending Camp Tel Noar since 2012 and was selected to be a color war captain this summer. Next year he plans to go to Israel with the Dor L’ Dor program and learn about his Jewish homeland. During the year Max attends Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA.
Simone Nardizzi, Swampscott High School:
Simone runs year-round, cross country and track and enjoys traveling and working out. Simone is a member of Temple Emanu-el in Marblehead and she’s so excited to do this Fellowship!
Darian Wulf, Swampscott High School:
Darian is involved in Cross Country, and Lacrosse. He enjoys running and building/constructing things. Darian is a member of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott. He has gone to Camp Tevya for six years and will be going to Israel with camp next summer. Darian is obsessed with ice cream.
Adam Zamansky, Marblehead High School:
Adam plays basketball, football, and lacrosse and loves to play piano and guitar. He is a member of the Emanuel Temple, and goes to camp Bauercrest every summer. In his free time Adam enjoys listening to music and writing his own music.
Hannah Zimmerman, Hamilton-Wenham High School:
Hannah has been dancing at Dance Etc. for 16 years and loves every second of it! She is a member of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody and attends temple on a regular basis. She has also attended Camp Pembroke for the past 11 summers and looks forward to going back summer after summer because it is her summer home. She can’t wait to help get other Jewish teens involved!
Lexi Zunick, Marblehead High School:
Lexi is involved with the Interact Club, Student Council, and tutoring for the elementary school. She is on the varsity cheerleading team and has been cheering since she was seven. Lexi belongs to Congregation Shirat Hayam and has spent the last eight summers at Camp Tel Noar. In her free time Lexi enjoys spending time with friends and camp friends, babysitting, and coaching Marblehead Youth Cheerleading. She has enjoyed JTI (back when it was NSTI) as a volunteer for L’Shaper and J-Serve and is looking forward to being a peer leader.