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2011 Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award

Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award: Chelsea Rosenberg

The Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award was created in her memory by three close friends, Stacy Gordon-Funk, Wendy Snow and Sally Weinberg, who felt that the BBYO scholarship program was the best way to honor her.

by Phyllis Shaikun

The B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) in Louisville has long been a training ground for the Jewish leaders of tomorrow; and each year, BBYO recognizes its best leaders for their contributions with special awards. This year, the Ellen Faye Garmon Award goes to Klaire Spielberg and the Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award goes to Chelsea Rosenberg.

Chelsea Rosenberg

Chelsea Rosenberg, an energetic 10th-grader, is an honor roll student and member of Junior Beta Club at Ballard High School. Despite her young age, she has already earned her place in BBYO circles and is this year’s recipient of this year’s Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award. The award is presented annually to a young person with great promise who has been active in BBYO.

Rosenberg attended the March BBYO Kallah (convention) and was the Jay Levine BBG Chapter Morah, the teacher for the chapter’s new members-in-training (MITs). In April, she attended the MIT/Aleph-in-Training (AIT) experience in April at Camp Livingston in Indiana, which focuses on membership.

“I believe I received the award,” said Rosenberg, “because I eventually plan to become even more involved in BBYO both locally and regionally.” She is especially excited to have this opportunity to attend the CLTC (Chapter Leadership Training Conference) next summer and feels it will help her contribute even more to her chapter.

Rosenberg attended Eliahu Academy for five years and is a student at the High School of Jewish Studies. She is the daughter of Bea and Alan Rosenberg and has two sisters, Emily and Dylan. The family belongs to The Temple.

Outside of school, she plays softball at Lyndon Recreation and is active with Walden Theatre. She also has volunteered at Gilda’s Club and is a counselor at the Jewish Community Center camp this summer.

The Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Award was created after her death by her three close friends, Stacy Gordon-Funk, Wendy Snow and Sally Weinberg, who felt the scholarship program was the best way to honor her memory.

 

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