Anna Friedman grew up in Lawrence, New York and is currently a junior at New York University. Anna spent a gap year at Midreshet Moriah, where she volunteered for Friendship Circle, taking care of a young boy while his brother was in the hospital. She also spent her first semester of college at Hebrew University. By virtue of her passion for Israel and chesed, Anna got involved with Shaare Zedek as a team captain during her freshman year of college and went on to become co-chair of the 2021 Shaare Zedek College Board. Thanks to her deep love for Shaare Zedek as well as her eagerness to give, she motivated her teams to raise money towards the donation of multiple items for the NICU at Shaare Zedek, a place that her family cherishes.