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Teen Topics | December 26, 2014

Jay Levine BBG

By Laina Meyerowitz

A great term has come to an end for Jay Levine BBG but we stuck to it all the way through. Before Thanksgiving Break, we had a “Shabbat Todah” (Shabbat of Thanks) where we made Thanksgiving turkeys out of dessert and discussed BBYO summer programs after a delightful dinner—thank you so much to the Lustigs for hosting us! When we returned from a much-needed break from school, we had our last chapter meeting where we discussed Regional Convention and elections.

Our final event was a banquet at Hawthorne Suites. Board members gave their State of the Union speeches; telling about what they accomplished throughout the term. We also had a talent show and handed out individual awards to all chapter members.

After completing midterms for the Fall Semester, roughly 20 Jay Levine BBG members attended the renowned KIO Regional Convention in Indianapolis. Among all sorts of incredible programming, the 61st board of KIO was elected and installed. Congratulations to all elected as well as all of those that ran – we are so so proud of you! Also, congratulations to Louisville’s own Katie Segal for co-coordinating such a successful weekend!

Elections for Drew Corson AZA and Jay Levine BBG Spring Term 2015 chapter boards will be January 11 at 2 p.m. at the JCC. We are so excited to see what the new leaders are capable of.

If you have any questions regarding elections, please contact Mike Steklof. Also, if you are interested in attending any of the phenomenal summer programs that BBYO offers, please contact Mike or a past board member. These experiences provide opportunities to learn more about Judaism, leadership, community service and the countries that are visited from 5 different continents! Not to mention, you will undoubtedly make life-long memories and friendships. Don’t miss out!

 Drew Corson AZA

By Jack Grossman

On Saturday, November 22, Drew Corson AZA held its 5 Fold Sleepover at Ben Gould’s house. At the sleepover, David Hemmer led a havdalah program and there was also a good and welfare program.

From December 19-23, Louisville BBYO went to Regionals, which was held in Indianapolis. At regionals, the new Kentucky Indiana Ohio (KIO) regional board was elected, and the old KIO board was de-installed.

On December 25, Drew Corson AZA held its traditional Chinese Christmas dinner at the Jade Palace. At the dinner, members ate Chinese food and enjoyed each other’s company. Members of Jay Levine BBG and Drew Corson AZA are preparing for chapter elections for the spring term. The elections will take place at the JCC on January 11, at 2 p.m.

 Teen Connections

By Glenn Sadle, JCC Youth and Teen Coordinator

On Wednesday December 10, 20 teens in middle school attended our Teen Connection Chanukah Party at the JCC. We ate latkes and pizza and had a Dreidel tournament and made menorahs. Thank you to Drew Frey and Marnina Goldberg for representing Louisville BBYO at the event. A big thanks is owed to the planning committee for their role: Michael Calderon, Lucy Calderon, Sophia Goldberg, Jacob Horvitz, David Bornstein, Ari Feder and Orly Feder.

Our next event will be the Teen Connection/Louisville BBYO Trip to Perfect North on Monday, January 19.

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