Alumni Profiles


Throughout history, alumni of BBYO across the globe have blazed trails and become leaders in politics, public service, education, entrepreneurship, and the Jewish community. As we approach our upcoming Centennial celebration in 2024, we’re highlighting members of our alumni community whose accomplishments exemplify the values and leadership skills that thousands of mem- bers have cultivated through BBYO in the past century. Thank you for helping us celebrate and highlight our incredible alumni!

Do you know someone who should be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at [email protected] to share your recommendation.


Paul Finebaum
ESPN Talk Show Host

Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204, Delta Region (formerly CSR)

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Sam Glassenberg
CEO, Level Ex

Haganah AZA #2379, Great Midwest Region

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Karen Katz

Karen Katz
Former CEO of The Neiman Marcus Group, Board Member and Advisor

Reba Wadel BBG #349, North Texas Oklahoma Region (Formerly Texoma)

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Russell Robinson
CEO, Jewish National Fund

Zielonka AZA, Lonestar Region (formerly Texoma Region)

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