Lulu is proud to be Jewish and values her unique heritage passed down through her Ashkenazi grandparents and Sephardi grandfather. As the great-grandchild of Holocaust survivors, Lulu is committed to honoring survivors in the community. For her bat mitzvah, she wanted to raise money to sponsor a Cafe Europa luncheon organized by Jewish Family & Career Services for Holocaust survivors in the Atlanta community. She raised enough to sponsor two luncheons, even contributing her babysitting money.
Lulu volunteered with JF&CS clinical social worker Anat Granath to help lead Shabbat and Jewish holiday celebrations at senior care facilities. Lulu developed a special friendship with Ann Klug, a survivor who recently passed away, calling her every week for three years to wish her “Shabbat Shalom.”
Lulu is deeply immersed in BBYO and has become a chapter board leader who younger members look up to. She has inspired fellow members to become involved in social action programming. Lulu has attended every BBYO regional convention, traveled to two international conventions, and was part of an international leadership summer program. Lulu is also a peer leader in JumpSpark’s Strong Women Fellowship, co-mentoring a group of first-year fellows.
As an active member in the Spanish National Honors Society, Lulu had to volunteer in the school year a minimum 10 hours in a Spanish-related activity and 10 hours in community service. Lulu also participates in the Jewish Culture Club monthly luncheons at North Springs High School.
Activities and Awards:
HOSA (future health professionals) State Qualifier (only top 40 percent of students statewide qualify), 2019-2020
HOSA State Leadership Conference attendee (based on academic achievement and qualifying exam), 2019-2020
North Springs Spanish National Honor Society, North Springs, 2019-2020
BBYO chapter board, Sh’licha (community service, Jewish culture), 2019-20; regional inclusion chair, 2019-20.
North Springs varsity swim team, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
HOSA (North Springs healthcare association club) member, 2018-20, state qualifier, 2019-2020
JumpSpark Strong Women Fellowship, fellow, 2018-2019; peer leader, 2019-2020.
North Springs Jewish Culture Club member, 2018-20
BBYO regional convention steering committee, 2019
Holocaust Survivor Support Fund, baking for Cafe Europa, February 2019
North Springs High School Varsity Swim Team, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020
Maccabi Games swim team member, 2019
The Epstein School Student Knesset, public relations, 2016; administrative secretary, 2017-2018
JF&CS volunteer, Cafe Europa, April 2017