Sandy Springs resident Julie Abes knows all about what her daughter, Amanda, is experiencing as the president of Atlanta Council BBYO, even beyond the joys of International Convention, summer programs and local activities. After all, Amanda is just following in her footsteps.
Atlanta Council B’nai B’rith Girls president, Amanda Abes, nominated 17-year-old Meredith Galanti of Sandy Springs for BBG international mazkirah (secretary) from the floor of the convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.
The Lappin Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural awards for teen leadership and Israel advocacy to two BBYO teens. Trevor Brown, 18, of Georgetown, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Youth to Israel Jewish Teen Leadership Award. Andrew Jacobson, 17, of Swampscott, will receive the 2015 Youth to Israel Exceptional Teen Israel Advocate Award.
Youth movement BBYO, campus group Hillel International and Moishe House, the global network of residences that build community for Jews in their 20s, announced last week that they have created the “Talent Alliance,” a shared mechanism for developing and promoting their 780 full-time employees.