Award-winning Senior High Student works with the Hungry, Homeless, Lobbies on Capitol Hill
Roy Einhorn has big dreams but is down-to-earth when it comes to serving others.
Born in Belinson, Petak Tikvah, Roy was raised in Shoham, Israel. His mother, Shuly, attended Tel Aviv University and his father, Craig, attended London University. They run a company, Strategic Sourcing International, where Roy can often be found working alongside the other employees in the family-owned global sourcing business.
He has one younger sister, Tia, age 15. Both attend Yavneh Academy of Dallas, located on Merit Drive and ranked #8 in both the latest DFW private schools ranking and #8 nationally for Jewish Schools. Roy attended Pearce High School in Richardson before transferring to the Academy.
Roy is active in helping others, from being a member of Helping Hands for the homeless, Students for Students, and the Pre-Med Club while at Pearce freshman year. He’s also the layout manager of his school’s newspaper. And he’s active in BBYO, the Jewish Youth Group. Roy served five times on his BBYO chapter board, including six months as chapter president.
In addition, Roy’s spent much of his free time serving at the Jewish Family Services Food Bank and in local homeless shelters serving food, volunteering through AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, including attending some national AIPAC conferences. He’s even lobbied on Capitol Hill twice, in November of 2016 and March of this year. He’s also volunteered building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and most recently, working with Hurricane Harvey relief.
Last year Roy’s Zionism teacher gave him The Zionism award, an award that goes to someone who speaks up for Israel.
But it was working with the homeless that he says moved him the most. “In a sense, I got to learn about and understand how it feels be homeless. I got to experience their daily struggles.” His dream job is to be a movie director, but he also would be happy helping others to find their best-fitting job, like a talent scout, “so I can change people’s lives for the better--like Simon Cowell--who highlights talented people so they can use their talents to earn a good living.
Roy may be able to document this in his future career, to show others what he’s learned. Roy plans to study Film and television production in college, and become a film director and producer. This past summer he interned in Israel with a famous film producer learning the ropes. His dream college is New York University (NYU) and his goal is to go there to study film making and begin his career. “I’d love to attend the amazing Tisch School of the Arts,” he says. He is also applying to Chapman University in Orange, California, and Emerson College in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, both well-known and respected for teaching Film making. After college, he’d like to get is Master’s degree and work in the film-making field.
He hopes to meet American game show host of “Survivor” Jeff Probst one day, to learn how to emulate his success. He plans to audition for the show as soon as he turns 18. In the meantime, he’s an intern working with a local professional videographer to get hands-on experience in the field he plans to go into.
When he’s not at school or volunteering Roy may be found cuddled up with the family dog, a shihtzu named Bisli.
He admits there is something very few of his high school friends know about him: he used to dance Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern Dance. And, he is an accomplished painter using acrylic on canvas.
Both natural artistic talents make it easy for him to visualize “pretty much anything” someone describes to him, which will be very helpful in his future film making career. He is also able to adapt quickly to different social situations.
Sushi is one of his favorite foods, so when he goes out to dinner, he heads for Mango restaurant. But he says, “I honestly don’t have a favorite type of food-- I love trying new foods from different cultures. I love to be enhanced by the culture.”
“Wonder Woman” was his favorite movie this summer, “Because Gal Gadot is an Israeli and she is amazing!”
His dream vacation would be to go to Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat—or closer to home, to go to Cedar Point Amusement Park, in Sandusky Ohio, “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” to ride the many coasters there.
Roy plans to continue to volunteer to help others throughout his senior year of high school, and hopes to make the world a better place through his service—and his movies—for years to come. He's a young man with a big heart and big dreams, and he'll work heartily to make sure those dreams come true.
To contact Roy see: www.Sourcingint.com or Phone 214-347-7894
Judy Porter writes about high school students, local heroes., small businesses and non-profit agencies in the DFW area. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org