PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

For nearly a century, parents have trusted BBYO to create safe and nurturing environments in which their teens can grow, learn, lead and have fun. With chapters in more than 700 communities worldwide, BBYO delivers leadership development and values-based experiences to tens of thousands of Jewish teens—inspiring and connecting them with their peers, and providing a powerful support system and sense of community during the critical years of adolescence.

The BBYO Parent Advisory Council is comprised of talented parents of teen members and recent alumni, who advance BBYO’s efforts to develop and strengthen a global community of parents invested in developing the next generation of resilient, bold, and impactful young leaders around the world.

"BBYO was transformative for my daughter. She discovered a whole world outside of her little community, connected with other Jewish teens, and instantly found friends. Through BBYO, she discovered her own connection to Judaism. It was truly an incredible experience for her."

—Sarah H., BBYO Parent

 

 

ENRICHING BBYO’S PARENT COMMUNITY

BBYO Parent Advisory Council members support BBYO philanthropically while serving as thought partners, ambassadors, and hosts for local and national engagement experiences designed to meet the needs of BBYO parents.

Members of the Parent Advisory Council help to enrich and strengthen BBYO’s parent community by: 

  • Planning and hosting engagement opportunities to build connections and provide resources to the parents of BBYO teens
  • Building partnerships and serving as advocates for BBYO in local and national Jewish settings, including Federations, JCCs, and synagogues
  • Developing, leading, and promoting opportunities for parents to participate in flagship BBYO experiences, including International Convention, Israel travel, and summer leadership programs
 

Supporting the High School to College Transition

The BBYO Parent Advisory Council is committed to supporting parents and teens in the transition from high school to college. As part of BBYO International Convention this year, the Council hosted a session for parents exploring advice, tips, and insights for discovering meaningful outlets for Jewish life in college. BBYO alumni in college and parents of college students shared the ways in which they connect to Jewish life on campus and discussed how teens can prepare for this remarkable transition.

EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

Advisory Council members convene several times throughout the year, providing guidance and key insights in our effort to support teens and their parents. These opportunities may include:

  • Participation in virtual parent events exploring topics such as college prep, mental health and wellness, and social media
  • Strategy sessions with BBYO staff and teens
  • Exclusive experiences at International Convention and regional conventions
 

MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Members of BBYO’s Parent Advisory Council include parents of BBYO members and of recent alumni who share an interest and enthusiasm for bolstering the BBYO parent experience and building a sense of community across our Movement.

Randi Pergament

Randi Pergament

Parent Advisory Co-Chair, BBYO and Community Leader

Nassau Suffolk Region

Rob Wolf

Rob Wolf

Parent Advisory Co-Chair, BBYO and Director of Communications, Microsoft

Evergreen Region

Jennifer Gilbert-Kaufmann

Jennifer Gilbert-Kaufmann

Independent Philanthropy Professional

Rocky Mountain Region

Amy Herman

Amy Herman

Strategic Communications Consultant

Northern Region East: DC Council

Elyse Kalmans

Elyse Kalmans

Community Leader

Lonestar Region


Lewis Kalmans

Lewis Kalmans

Executive Director and Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Lonestar Region

Staci Marlowe

Staci Marlowe

Community Leader and Volunteer

Hudson Valley Region

Randi Price

Randi Price

School Social Worker, Greenwich Public Schools

Connecticut Valley Region

Carolyn Schrier

Carolyn Schrier

Director of Marketing, Mitzvah Market

Delta Region

Scott Silver

Scott Silver

Real Estate Attorney, Developer, and Investor

Pacific Western Region

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact Rebecca Cohen, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, at [email protected].