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Teen Topics | May 22, 2015

Jay Levine BBG

by Abby Balkin
Our 2015 Spring Term is beginning to come to a close, but this month has been really great for Jay Levine BBG.

We started off with our MIT Board elections, which is a board of new members that help to plan a chapter event at our chapter convention and learn what being part of a chapter board is like. Next for this month was have a Havdallah planned for the entire chapter, where we will come together next Saturday night and have a Havdallah service along with cute activities.

Then we are going to work together on our Stand-up Cause. Our stand-up cause for this term was Gilda’s Club, which is an organization geared towards helping families who have been affected by cancer. Next Tuesday we are going to cook and host a dinner for these families in order to show them we care and are there to support them.

Toward the end of this month we will have one of our most important chapter events: Chapter Convention! The theme is a surprise but it will be a day and night of tons of fun! We are a BBG family so it’ll be a great event for everyone to come to and hang out together.

This term had been full of excitement and great events and it’s sad that it’s beginning to come to a close, but we are not slowing down just yet. Jay Levine still has so many great events planned and we can’t wait to not only make a difference for everyone in the chapter, but now also for many others in our community.

Spring Term 2015 MIT Board:
Tamar Blue, N’siah (President)
Ava Schumacher, S’ganit (Vice President of Programming)
Brooke Schumacher, Morah (Vice President of Recruitment)
Lilah Weiss, Shlichah (Vice President of Jewish Heritage)
Tovah Frockt, Gizborit (Treasurer)
Lucy Calderon, Mazkirah (Secretary)

Drew Corson AZA

by Joey Schuster
Our term has come to an end this month as we had our final chapter event, Senior lives. Senior Lives is a time for seniors to share their stories with some of the younger members in the chapter and say good bye to BBYO. This was our final event and we said good bye to Daniel Segal, Kyle Gordon, Michael Schwartz and Ben Bass.

Elections for the new board will be held August 16, and if anyone is interested in running please contact our city director Mike Steklof.

Drew Goldstein Ga-Ga Tournament

by Mike Steklof
On Sunday, April 26, Drew Goldstein hosted a ga-ga tournament at the JCC to raise money for the JCC Teen Department. Drew decided to plan this fundraiser as a bar mitzvah project due to his love for ga-ga and programming at the JCC. Drew raised over $150 and plans on hosting this event annually.

Teen Connection Progressive Dinner

by Glenn Sadle
On Friday, April 24, 12 young people attended our Teen Connection Progressive Dinner. It was our final event of the year and the first Teen Connection event that 5th graders could attend. Thank you to the Marks, Catapano and Russman families for hosting. It was a great way to end the year and we are looking forward to next year.
Have a great summer!

J Forty-Fivers Bowling Party

by Glenn Sadle
On Sunday, April 26, 16 young people attended our J Forty-Fivers Bowling Party. This was the last event of the year and the first event that third graders could attend. The kids ate pizza at the JCC and then bowled the day away at Ten Pin Lanes. We are looking forward to having another successful year for 2015-2016.
Have a great summer!

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