Our Youth Group advisors for 2019-2020 are:
Senior USY - Eitan Bloostein
Junior USY - David Solkowitz
Kochavim/Kadima - Wilma Sack-Poyser
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Director of Youth Engagement/Senior USY Advisor
Eitan Bloostein is excited to be leading [email protected] (Youth @ Temple Aliyah) as the Director of Youth and Teen Engagement. Eitan spent a year at Yeshivat Ma’aleh Gilboa before attending Tufts University, where he studied Religion, graduating in June, 2019. At Tufts, Eitan has been a leader within the Jewish community, working on topics related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and religious and spiritual life. In his free time, Eitan plays guitar, attends concerts, runs, and takes long walks. Last year Eitan was the Senior Youth Advisor for our 8-12 grade cohort. In this role, he advised the Teen Engagement Fellows, supervised TACOS, Temple Aliyah's teen community service program, and taught in Mercaz Aliyah. He is excited to expand this role and continue working with the youth and teens at Aliyah!
Junior USY Advisor
Originally from Bethesda, MD, David Solkowitz joins Temple Aliyah's staff following his graduation from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. A Jewish Studies major and Hebrew minor, David looks forward to continuing his journey to becoming a Jewish educator and starting grad school at Hebrew College.
A proud Jew and avid sports fan, David is always happy and eager to talk Judaism, sports, or just schmooze.
David looks forward to working with and getting to know the community at Temple Aliyah and is excited to be moving back east.
Wilma Sack-Poyser has been at Temple Aliyah for 5 years and teaches during the day at Solomon Schechter in Newton. Wilma made Aliyah with her family as a young girl and spent 15 years in Israel. During her years in Israel, Wilma attended school, served in the IDF, traveled across the country hiking, camping, climbing and exploring Israel.
Wilma's loves spending time with her new husband Wayne, her 2 daughters May-Tal (23) and Elli-Ann (19) and her amazing Pomchee dog Oreo. Wilma holds a BS in Business management and is currently finishing up her Masters in Jewish Education at Hebrew College.
Wilma has also been a teacher in our Gan Aliyah for 5 years. She loves the Temple Aliyah community and looks forward to sharing her love of Israel and Hebrew with the youth at Temple Aliyah.