18 Under 18 Honoree: Harris Jacobs
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18 Under 18 Honoree: Harris Jacobs

Jewish Atlanta 2020's 18 Under 18 Honoree: Harris Jacobs, 17, The Weber School

Harris is a passionate Jewish advocate and an accomplished leader, giving back extensively to the Jewish community. Having been a volunteer for Created Connected Communities’ events, he was accepted into their Leadership Development Program, where has was able to become more deeply involved in planning their events and fundraising. This year, Harris was accepted onto the executive board of the program where he currently serves as secretary. Harris is dedicated to language learning and has been committed to learning both Hebrew and Spanish all four years at Weber, earning gold on the National Spanish Exam. On the recent Spanish language immersion trip, Harris was determined to speak only Spanish and encouraged others in the group to do the same. He is involved in various school activities, including Model UN and varsity tennis – he is planning on varsity tennis captain next year – and plans to play a more expanded role in Weber’s Rams for Israel Club next year. Last year he was a part of AJC’s Leaders For Tomorrow advocacy and training program.

Activities and Awards:
Creating Connected Communities’ Leadership Development Program, three years.
CCC LDP executive board, secretary, first year.
Weber Rams for Israel (planning on co-president next year)
Camp Barney Medintz , summer 2020 staff member
Atlanta Maccabi Teen Advisory Board, 2019
National Honor Society, 2019
Coach’s Award, tennis, 2018
BBYO Summer Passport trip to Europe, 2018
Weber Student Ambassador
Model UN, two years
Weber varsity tennis (aiming for captain next year)
AJC’s Leaders For Tomorrow Jewish Advocacy and Leadership Training Program
Center for Israel Education, Teen Leadership Institute at Emory University, 2018
Marcus JCC volunteer basketball coach, SOAR Program (for adults with special needs)
AIPAC: attended two policy conferences in Washington, D.C.; attend many local events
Volunteered for Mike Bloomberg’s campaign
Earned gold on National Spanish Exam

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