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.
Approximately 300 teens within metro Atlanta, along with 11,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects as they take part in J-Serve.
Colin Silverman, 18, was recently elected Grand Aleph Godol (the highest male position) of BBYO, a 90-year-old Jewish youth movement engaging teens in leadership opportunities and other Jewish experiences.
The BBYO International Conventiont has grown to be a setting for individuals across the Jewish community to learn, lead and work together toward ensuring a strong Jewish future, spearheaded by the next generation.