Rachel Martin to Lead BBYO Program
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The Center for Jewish Life (CJL) is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the Jewish Community Center in the hiring of Rachel Martin as the new BBYO/Teen Director. Rachel comes to the position with a wealth of experience working with children and teens, and has already been working on the Federation campus in a variety of departments including Aquatics, Dance, the Youth Department, and as a contributor to the Jewish Press.
BBYO is a youth-led, worldwide organization that provides fun and meaningful Jewish experiences for Jewish teens in 9th – 12th grades. Throughout BBYO’s 90 year history, the organization has brought leadership training, community service opportunities, Jewish education, a connection to Israel, and positive identity to thousands of Jewish youth in North America and beyond. BBYO has always been the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement. As the first and the most dynamically inclusive organization of its kind, every Jewish teen, of all backgrounds, anywhere in the world, will find an experience that provides the foundation for a meaningful Jewish life.
In addition to BBYO, Rachel’s responsibilities will include running 6th-8th grade programming, B’nai Tzedek (Teen Philanthropy), and taking a major role in staffing JCC Summer Camp.
The BBYO position will be supervised by Beth Cohen, Executive Director of CJL. As a past BBYO Regional Director and JCC Youth and Camping Director, Beth is in a unique position to mentor Rachel and help her strengthen the BBYO program for Omaha’s Jewish teens.