Samuel Raichman has been involved with BBYO since 2021. He is very committed in his involvement. His position on the BBYO board is head of tikkun olam and Jewish life. He has been very involved in organising events for Jewish youth. He is planning a tikkun olam event for later this year. He is also helping with the Moriah College 80th anniversary celebrations and the BBYO stall on the day. Samuel is attending the BBYO national convention in Melbourne for the second time in October. Samuel would also like to help organise a climate change awareness event in the future.

Samuel is extremely dedicated to and consistent with his extra-curricular activities as well as his schoolwork. Samuel has won a school award for obtaining 30 school merits, many of which being for showing commitment and a positive attitude.

Samuel does many more volunteer community hours than are required by his school. Most of his community volunteer work is self-initiated. He has contributed his time to the following organisations:
*volunteer peer tutoring program in mathematics during last term and possibly next term
*Red Nose Foundation – Samuel helped bake and sell baked goods and merchandise to raise over $3,000 for the Red Nose Foundation for the last 2 years
*school garden club
*Our Big Kitchen
*Bargain Bazaar
*school volunteer baking for History Week
*community service during Adam VeÁdama in the Northern Territory

Samuel donates to charity any money he earns from doing gardening work at home. He does the work specifically in order to be able to donate to charity.

Samuel has a strong sense of social justice and a passion for history. He would like a career in history, such as in a museum. To obtain his recent work experience position at the Sydney Jewish Museum, Samuel submitted a video he prepared himself explaining his passion for history. Samuel is the great-grandson of a late holocaust survivor.

Samuel is a very keen member of the school philosophy club and was selected to attend the Sydney inter-school philosothon.

Samuel was described by the Rabbi at his Bar Mitzvah as, “we need more quiet leaders like Samuel”.