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Meet the Candidates: Josh Botwinick

Josh Botwinick

Desired position in Student Government:  

SOY-JSC President


I grew up in Riverdale New York. After spending a year at Yeshivat Har Etzion I came to YU and have been involved on campus for the past three years. Next year I will Iy'h be starting smicha, while completing a fourth year on campus.

Why are you running for this position on student council?  

I've spent my past three years on campus bringing spirit and warmth to the halls of Yeshiva University. I've arranged tisches, created purim signs, and been involved in many clubs. I have an honest and sincere passion to make this institution as great as it can be, so I'm aiming as high as I can in order to best accomplish that. I'm ready to step in and put everything I've been so passionate about to an official capacity.           

What experience do you bring to this position?   

I'm a Youth Director in a shul with 320 families. I'm the co-president of TEIQU. I'm on the executive board of SHEM. I was a Rosh Snif for Bnei Akiva for a year. I have been a division head in camp several times. I have run tons of programs over my years in college so far, and I feel confident and excited about devoting myself to working for the YU student body.

What, if any, other leadership commitments are you taking on next year?    

I will be continuing as the Youth Director of Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick. That's it.     

How many credits do you plan on taking next semester?      


At YU, I...

I live within five blocks of the YC campus, I have not faced any disciplinary action from Yeshiva University, I do not have a criminal record nor have I been arrested

Why should students vote for you over any other candidate?

I have an incredible amount of experience running programming on and off campus, and, I might add, I tend to do a good job. My mission is to gear all of my abilities into make YU a warmer and more inclusive place for guys of all levels, backgrounds, and social groups.