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Regional Conventions & Recap Stories

Regional Convention Schedule 2013-14

September 1-2: Fall Kickoff in CLE

November 8-10: Cedar Brook Financial Leadership Training Institute at Camp Wise

January 24-26: Regional Kallah at Hiram House Camp

February 28 - March 2: Josh Mendelsohn New Member Weekend (AIT/MIT 2014) at Hiram House Camp

April 10 - 13: Regional Convention 2014 at Cleveland, OH

A couple weekends ago we celebrated an amazing year in ONR at Regional Convention 2014: Lights! Camera! ACTION! This was a truly successful convention with 152 teens in attendance! Congratulations to coordinators David Bohm, Jonah Chizek, Eliana Dobres and Marci Rotblatt, along with everybody who helped with all the programs throughout the incredible weekend! Thank you to our volunteer advisors for their support and dedication! A HUGE thank you to all our guests including Sgt. Nikoline Muller Larsen, IDF Soldier in the Oketz (canine unit), Joey Eisman, Associate for Israel and Global Jewish Peoplehood, Song leaders Happie Hoffman and Eric Hunker, AEPi Jewish Programming Associate Jon Bridge, Director of College Services at The Steppingstone Foundation (and Sigmund Nissensen AZA alum and former Regional Godol) Matthew Waldman and Keynote Speaker, Writer/Director/Storyteller (and Portage Trail AZA alum and former Regional Godol), Adam Nelson.

Convention highlights include:
Sgt. Nikoline Muller Larsen (of the Oketz - canine unit) spoke to the teens about being a soldier in the IDF, her canine companion, why she chose to go to the army, why she moved to the United States and what lessons she learned about herself and in life through her IDF experiences.
Powerful Keynote Speaker Adam Nelson shared with us his powerful story about following your dreams and passionInspiring Friday night, Shabbat morning and Havdalah services --- YASHER KOACH to our Torah Readers!Tons of Jewish music and songs led by song leaders Eric Hunker and Happy Hoffman"How to" bring BBYO’s Globalization initiative to the chaptersCommunity service project - Judaic materials collection to sending these items to our BBYO friends and Jewish community in Bulgaria.Advocacy project supporting organ donationSkill building on how to alleviate stress and overcome program issues on the flyLearning how to utilize social media to express your “personal brand” and promote yourself using an “elevator pitch”And many more fun and meaningful programs! Do not forget to upload your pictures to the Facebook page for ONR BBYO Presents: Regional Convention 2014: Lights, Camera, ACTION! - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!

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