BBYO Portland City Director Sam Swire told us about BBYO regional presidents in the Evergreen Region, which includes Oregon, Washington, Montana and parts of British Columbia. Ayla Bussel, Regional BBG, N’siah youth president, is a senior at Henry D. Shelton High in Eugene. Sol Nudelman, AZA, Godol president presides over the boys chapters and is a senior at Lake Oswego High.
More than 40 Jewish teens dressed in their ugliest holiday attire on Tuesday, Dec. 8, to celebrate Hanukkah among fellow BBYO members. Max Goldberg and Josh Militti planned and led a meaningful and fun Hanukkah program held at the Alley V bowling complex.
Helping Jewish teenagers connect with their heritage is a personal passion for Devorah Shiffman. And in her new position as the regional director of Jewish enrichment for the BBYO, helping them embrace and understand their legacy is a large part of her job.
BBYO teens from New England, the BBYO region serving Jewish teens in Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts, hosted 60 members of the local Jewish community at BBYO’s Global Shabbat, themed “A Shabbat to Remember.” The event took place Nov. 6-7 at the Dwares JCC. Among the participants were two Holocaust survivors, two of their friends, and Paula Olivieri, from The Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island.