Hazon :: Sasha Lansky
Sasha Lansky is a student at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, MA.
As well as being involved with Hazon
, Sasha runs and Nordic skis for her
high school, competes on a local cycling team, kayaks, stresses about college, and when not busy, loves a good book.
Sasha is inspired by Hazon's work and tries to impact and improve the world in her own way by serving as co-president of the STAND (A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition) Club at her high school, competing on her high school's Model UN team, and by training a service dog on the weekends, amongst other things.
Sasha first got involved in the world of Jewish philanthropy and non-profits in 2004 when she became a member of B'nai Tzedek, the Jewish youth philanthropy program that many teens join after their bar or bat mitzvahs.
In 2005 Sasha
was accepted onto the Youth Foundation of the Western Massachusetts B'nai Tzedek
It was then that Sasha
first heard about Hazon
, and completed her
first NY Ride in 2006.
Sasha loved Hazon from that first Shabbos in the yurt, and, in addition to serving on the New York Ride Allocations Committee in both 2006 and 2007, was privileged to intern in the Hazon office and work with Hazon's inspiring staff during the summer of 2008.
Sasha now serves on the Board of Directors and is patiently waiting until she turns 18 so that she will be a full voting member.