Talia Cohen is an 11th grader at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She enjoys being a leader in her community, helping out those in need. She is involved in many extracurricular activities such as varsity swim team, and is an active BBYO member. She is on her school's mock schools team, and is vice president of community service in her grade government . Along with this she is a volunteer Cabin John fire department where she is able to give back to her community. She is most excited when she sees the positive impact that she makes on the people around here.
Impact L'Atid Venture: Sabbaba
Mentor: Jeff Finkelstein
Description: There seems to be a problem within the Jewish community: Jewish teens lose a big portion of their Jewish identities once they go off to college. This is because Judaism becomes less of an outlet, in many cases, and there are too many distractions to stay interested. Sabbaba is a Jewish subscription box that would solve this problem. College students would receive a subscription box correlating to each Jewish holiday filled with exciting items that would help them celebrate and be educated on the holiday. These boxes would be sent by students’ parents or Jewish organizations, wishing to get them more involved in Judaism. Not only would this remind them of their Jewish roots, but the personal gift would also excite them and make Judaism and enjoyable outlet.