Weiner and fellow 17-year-old Allison Kashan of Edison, N.J., were awarded all-expenses-paid trips to Israel and full tuition for four weeks at Young Judaea’s Teen Summer Program in Israel through the merit-based Hadassah scholarship competition.
It is the fifth year Hadassah has run the program. One of last year’s two winners also was from the Atlanta area: Tessa Stanton of Pope High School.
“Hadassah is proud to provide opportunities for leadership and personal growth for women of all ages,” Hadassah President Ellen Hershkin said. “We congratulate these … exceptional young women for their achievements, especially their passion for Israel and the Jewish people.”
Weiner plays on the North Atlanta High soccer team and is a member of BBYO, Key Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Politics Club, Hiking Club and International Baccalaureate Mentor Program, according to a Hadassah announcement. She is part of a three-generation family of Hadassah life members and has participated in American Jewish Committee’s Leaders for Tomorrow program and Creating Connected Communities’ Leadership Development Program.
She also is active in Young Judaea, which she said helps root her Jewish identity in Zionist ideals. She expects the summer program to help her explore her Jewish identity and “grow as a Jewish woman.”