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IC Registration Reflection

Shalom,

As we welcome 2013, we reflect on this past year and remember all of the exciting and monumental events that took place. October 4th is one of those days that we both will never forget--a day that made AZA and BBG history: International Convention 2013 registration.

The week leading up to registration was filled with tweets, cover photos and profile pictures, all reflecting on past ICs, building up excitement for IC 2013 and, of course, October 4th. As the day rolled around, hundreds of teens sat by their computers, refreshing B-linked by the second, waiting for registration to open. Within minutes of opening, the website temporarily crashed, with so many members trying to put their name on the 'attending' list for AZA BBG IC 2013. Thankfully, dedicated staff members were stationed around the country, assisting all those who could not access the registration page. We appreciate your patience and determination to register! In only 5 hours, over 800 teens were signed up and, in less than 48 hours, we broke last year's IC attendance number-- a true success.

Since October 4th, over 1,300 Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls have registered for IC 2013, with representation from hundreds of chapters, every council and region in the Order and numerous communities around the world. With this many members attending, AZA BBG IC 2013 will be one of the largest organized gatherings of Jewish people yet! But more importantly, though, this year's IC will be filled with the most passionate, innovative, and warm-hearted teen leaders in our Movement. Almost every single BBYO community has increased their participant numbers from previous years, truly signifying IC's theme, "From the Roots We Build".

We are only 49 days away from the convention, and we could not be an ounce more excited than we are today. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year, and we cannot wait to see you in February!

B'ahavah, Hilit and Ryan