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Interview with an International Teen: Jonah Taylor, London, England

Posted on 02/16/2013 @ 07:12 PM

Here at IC there are thousands of teens – it is near impossible to get to know everyone. I did, however, get the chance to meet Jonah Taylor from Radlett BBYO in BBYO UK/Ireland. He is 15 years old and this is his first IC. Check out our interview below.

Jill: How did you find out about IC? Jonah: I talked to Nick Phillips, the 88th Grand Aleph Mazkir, and decided to apply. I wrote three 200-word essays for the application, and was chosen to go!

Jill: What was your first impression of IC? Jonah: I was overwhelmed, but in a good way. I didn’t realize how big of an impact BBYO has around the world. It affects thousands.

Jill: How did you feel about our experience at Kenilworth Gardens for the BBYO Stand UP Day of Service and Advocacy? Jonah: I had an awesome time going out into the DC community.

Jill: What are you looking forward to for the rest of IC? Jonah: I am excited to celebrate Havdallah with 2,000 people and to make new friends. After IC, I’ll be attending Passport to Israel this summer and then ILTC in the summer of 2014.

Jill: Have you gotten lost in the hotel yet? Jonah: Yes, but who hasn’t?!

I am so happy that I got the chance to talk to Jonah and make a new best friend!

Written by: Jill Curwin, BBYO South Jersey Region, IC Press Corps

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