About Us

Daniel Kohanbash is a UCLA graduate (’22) with a background in music and performance, and currently attends Southwestern Law School. Daniel is currently the President of Yavneh West, a student leadership program on over 50 campuses which, together with the Orthodox Union’s JLIC, which serves thousands of students to promote Jewish community and identity. Daniel’s journey with “This Could Be the Mitzvah” began with a desire to do what Hashem asks of us, which is to apply His Torah and infinite wisdom to our daily lives. If the world is at an equilibrium between good and evil, one mitzvah is all it takes to tip the scales.

Daniel Kohanbash

Moryel Yashar is a UCLA graduate (’22) with a B.S. in Human Biology and Society. She served as the President of Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) at UCLA for two consecutive years, an organization serving thousands of students on campus in their identification and observance of key aspects of their Jewish faith. Moryel leads her college-aged peers in Chaburot, or group learning, on various Jewish books such as Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) and Mesilat Yesharim (Path of the Just). Through Moryel’s involvement with “This Could Be the Mitzvah,” she hopes to spread her love for Hashem and the Torah, and impart the recognition that all of life’s happenings are personalized gifts from Hashem that are occurring for us, rather than to us. Integration of this framework, and subsequent soul-searching for the hidden lessons, are what Moryel believes can help each one of us thrive during our journey to self-discovery and self-actualization.

Moryel Yashar