BBYO Welcomes New Director of Jewish Enrichment


MEDIA CONTACT Debbie Shemony, 202.857.6691; mailto: [email protected]


Washington, DCBBYO is delighted to announce the hire of a new Director of Jewish Enrichment (DJE), Aleeza Adelman of New Orleans, LA, originally from Newton, MA. In her role, Adelman will provide Judaic content to frame Movement-wide initiatives, campaigns and ongoing events across the BBYO network.

“I am thrilled to be joining the BBYO family,” said Adelman. “I was immediately attracted to BBYO's commitment to providing Jewish teens with meaningful and engaging Jewish experiences, as well as strong leadership training. I am excited to be a part of the team and bring to BBYO my passion for Jewish learning and dedication to strengthening Jewish identity.”

Adelman comes to BBYO with many years of experience as a Jewish educator. Most recently, she taught at New Orleans Jewish Day School overseeing their Jewish education program. Prior to teaching, she spent four years living in Jerusalem, completing the Pardes Educators Program and Year Program earning a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies. She also has a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College.

“I am confident that Adelman will be an instant value-add to the BBYO team,” said Natalie Spring, Director of Campaigns and Movement Initiatives at BBYO. “Her expertise will propel our DJE program forward and greatly elevate our teen-led movement’s ability to not only create greater change, but also truly understand the connection between Judaism, social justice and civic engagement.”

Adelman begins her role with BBYO on August 10, 2015.

For more information about BBYO or the Director of Jewish Enrichment Program, please email [email protected].

BBYO is always looking for talented professionals interested in working at an organization where young lives take shape. To see available positions, please visit

About BBYO

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, high school sorority) have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the confidence and character of more than 400,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. Now, BBYO’s network of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists serves as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful and affordable experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.

Please note that BBYO should not be referred to as the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, but rather as “BBYO.”

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