The organization of AZA is steered by a democratically elected board of officers on the international, regional, council and chapter levels. The officers elected may vary from one level to the other and between different chapters and regions. A group of elected officers is often referred to as the “executive board” or just simply the “board”. Elections are typically held semi-annually. Below are the current executive board members of Simon Atlas.
Aleph Godol: (President)
Responsible for all chapter actions, running chapter meetings and chapter board meetings, guiding the chapter through the term, and ensuring the well-being and success of the chapter
Current Godol Jacob Bennett is a Junior at Quince Orchard High School.
Aleph S’gan: (Vice President of Programming)
The S’gan is in charge of all programming done by the chapter, and scheduling the chapter calendar for all events. He is also in charge of running the chapter chair system. Additionally, the S’gan is the Executive Vice President and the right-hand man to the Godol and chapter.
Current S’gan Zach Askarinam is Junior at Walt Whitman High School.
Aleph Moreh: (Vice President of Membership)
The Moreh is in charge of spearheading the recruitment process for each term, retaining current members, and educating the chapter on AZA/SiAt history and tradition.
Current Moreh Ben Fleischer is a Junior at Quince Orchard High School.
Aleph Shaliach: (Vice President of Judaism and Community Service)
Quite simply, the Shaliach manages the planning of all Judaic and community service events. The Shaliach is also in charge of guiding the chapter in deciding on a StandUp cause and then enacting an action plan to impact our cause.
Current Shaliach Ryan Binder is a Freshman at Thomas SpriggWootton High School.
Aleph Mazkir: (Secretary)
The Mazkir is in charge of all communications and marketing. As Mazkir, your basic responsibilities are making sure the standard phone calls and emails are being sent out to all chapter members, taking notes and writing minutes for meetings, and ensuring high attendance at all events, whether a program, convention or meeting.
Current Mazkir Benny Kotler is a Junior at Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School.
Aleph Gizbor: (Treasurer)
The Gizbor is in charge of the chapter’s funds. He manages the planning of all fundraising events throughout the term. The Gizbor is also in charge of determining the money we allocate to I$F (International Service Fund, an organization that helps Judaic communities across the world). The Gizbor is also in charge of designing and ordering chapter apparel.
Current Gizbor Gabe Schaner is a Sophomore at Walt Whitman High School.
Aleph Sopher: (Publications Manager)
The Sopher manages the production of the chapter newspaper. This means setting deadlines, getting articles from members, laying out the paper, and distributing it. The Sopher is also in charge of any other type of publication and online media for the chapter, such as the website, Facebook page/group, and twitter feed.
Current Sopher Eli Kerness is a Sophomore at Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School.
Aleph Me’amen: (Coach)
The Me’amen is in charge of all sports-related programming in the chapter. This includes participation in AZAA leagues and ensuring attendance from the chapter, as well as any other athletic events planned. Since the Me’amen has a fairly lighter structure to his responsibilities, he’s usually one of the first called upon to help other members with projects.
Current Me’amen Matthew Freeman is a Sophomore at Winston Churchill High School.
Kohen Godol: (Parliamentarian)
Typically the past Godol, the Kohen Godol, serves as an additional adviser to the chapter board and usually assists in multiple projects with other board members/chairs. Once a Kohen Godol, always a Kohen Godol.
Kohen Godol Jake Block is a senior at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.
Adult Advisers: Elliot Golden and Jeremy Cohn
Adult Advisers oversee the members of the chapter and make sure everything is run smoothly. They are here to help any members.