Chai in the Hub 2016 Winners: Brett Lubarsky

Name: Brett Lubarsky
Occupation/Organization: Assistant Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Beth Elohim, and Head Counselor at URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy 

Describe your career in one sentence. 
Inspiring and empowering youth and families to experience the joy of Jewish engagement, learning and living while navigating and celebrating their Jewish journeys.  

What was your favorite way to give back this year? 
Volunteer at More Than Words, helping to organize and volunteer at Midnight Run NYC with my teens, and helping families identify funding sources to help their children experience youth programming & leadership opportunities and Jewish camp.

What other organizations, boards, charities, etc. are you a part of? 

  • Birthright Fellow (iCenter)
  • Inaugural cohort, CJP Teaching & Technology Fellow 
  • CJP Camping Initiative
  • Ambassador, URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps
  • URJ Campaign for Youth Engagement
  • NE Lifetime Member, NFTY
  • TELEM founding steering committee member
  • Pilot facilitator, research reader and mentor for Moving Traditions' Campaign for Jewish Boys (now Shevet Achim - The Brotherhood)

Just a few of my fun facts are…  

  • Lucky partner of Rabbi Leah Berkowitz, and a proud uncle
  • Avid Boston sports fan, and I love teaching about and connecting pop culture and Judaism (The Simpsons and Theology, comics & superheroes, music, sports and values)
  • Played trumpet at Tanglewood 


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