March 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT Debbie Shemony, 202.857.6691; mailto: [email protected]
JOEY EISMAN AWARDED AIPAC FACULTY ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
BBYO Staff Member Honored for Nurturing AIPAC High School Champions
BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, is thrilled to announce that BBYO professional staff member Joey Eisman received the AIPAC FacultyAdvisor of the Year Award at AIPAC Policy Conference 2015 earlier this month in Washington, DC.
Eisman is BBYO’s Associate for Israel and Global Jewish Peoplehood, a role in which he coordinates BBYO's Israel and global initiatives and partnerships. A large part of his portfolio is supporting Jewish teens in understanding, embracing and advocating for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. One outcome of his work this program year is the launch of BBYO’s Teens4Israel initiative in partnership with AIPAC, the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs, CJPAC and StandWithUs.
AIPAC’s Faculty Advisor of the Year Award recognizes professionals and volunteers who have done the most to nurture AIPAC high school champions. Eisman is one of four recipients of the award this year. The other recipients include: Rabbi Richard Kirsch, Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (New Jersey); Kathy Sklar, Akiva Hebrew Day School (Michigan); and Rabbi Yehuda Oratz, Beth Tfilo Dahan Community School (Maryland).
“It is a distinct hhonor to receive this award, and I congratulate my fellow award winners,” said Eisman. “I am excited to continue to further BBYO's partnership with AIPAC and promote more opportunities for Jewish teens to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship and their commitment to the Jewish Homeland.”
Media inquiries to be connected with Joey Eisman about the award and the Teens4Israel initiative should be directed to Elyse Goldberg, BBYO’s Marketing and Communications Manager.
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.”
For more information on BBYO, please visit www.bbyo.org