Samantha grew up in Toronto, Canada and made aliyah in November 2011 immediately following her gap year spent studying at midrasha in Israel. She graduated from Bar Ilan university in 2015 and during her time studying there she was a founding board member of the Givat Shmuel Community - Israel’s largest and fastest-growing community of English-speaking students, young professionals, soldiers, newly-married couples, and other ‘lone’ olim.
In her day-to-day life, she is wife to Ira, Imma to their daughter Avital and their puppy Sam. She also works as a Recruitment Consultant for AC Lion. Samantha is very excited to be returning to WUJS, this years conference will be her second. At Congress 2013 she was chair of the Interfaith Track.
Daniel Cohen: Logistics Co-chair
Daniel Cohen was born in the USA and raised in Israel. Daniel graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2016. He has been involved with WUJS for 4 years and this coming Congress will be his 3rd time on the committee. Daniel was heavily involved with the World Betar Movement, working as the Program Director for their "Shnat Betar" gap year program.
Daniel was a founding father of the Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter at Hebrew University and an activist in the Ruach Hadasha movement. He currently works as an accountant in Jerusalem. Daniel sits on the World Zionist Organisation Presidium and Finance Committee representing WUJS.