2018-05-23 / Columns

SJR BBYO welcomes members of its 58th regional board, starts planning for the year

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By OWEN SOLER and CHLOE CASTRO BBYO Regional Mazkirim


BBYO is excited to welcome its 58th Regional Board. Pictured were (front, from left), Lauren Petrone, N’siah; Jordan Wathstein, S’ganit; Sophie Sable, Aym Ha-Chaverot; Ruthie Douglass, Sh’licha; Chloe Castro, Mazkirah; and Julia Rothman, Gizborit; with (rear from left), Justen Joffe, Godol; Kyle Krell, S’gan; Benjamin Savitch, Moreh; Elliot Arking, Shaliach; Owen Soler, Mazkir; and Jacob Goldstein, Gizbor. BBYO is excited to welcome its 58th Regional Board. Pictured were (front, from left), Lauren Petrone, N’siah; Jordan Wathstein, S’ganit; Sophie Sable, Aym Ha-Chaverot; Ruthie Douglass, Sh’licha; Chloe Castro, Mazkirah; and Julia Rothman, Gizborit; with (rear from left), Justen Joffe, Godol; Kyle Krell, S’gan; Benjamin Savitch, Moreh; Elliot Arking, Shaliach; Owen Soler, Mazkir; and Jacob Goldstein, Gizbor. As the school year comes to a close and awards ceremonies and proms are happening at school, BBYO begins to look to next year. Over the weekend of May 4th - 6th, the members of South Jersey Region BBYO (SJR) said goodbye to the beloved seniors at Spring Thing while also electing and welcoming in their new regional board. This board of SJR BBYO will be our 58th and is ready and primed for success. These passionate members were elected by their peers after months of preparation to perfecting their speeches, vision statements, platforms, attending parent meetings, and working hard to be ready for this new leadership opportunity.

Lauren Petrone, a junior hailing from Dafna BBG, and Justen Joffe, also a junior of Chapel AZA, were elected as SJR’s 58th N’siah and Godol, presidents of the region. “This year, we are really looking forward to bringing new sisters and brothers into our chapters and creating a positive impact on our community” said Lauren.

SJR BBYO is very proud of Lauren and Justen and cannot wait to see what they accomplish.

Jordan Wathstein, of Tovah BBG, and Kyle Krell, of Marlcrest AZA, who are juniors from Cherry Hill East, were elected into the position of the 58th S’ganim, vice presidents of programming.

“This term, we look forward to elevating programming on a regional and chapter level by working with the members of SJR to create more innovative ideas,” said Kyle.

Sophie Sable, a junior from Ohev BBG, and Ben Savitch, a junior from Woodcrest AZA, were elected as South Jersey Region’s 28th Aym-Ha Chaverot and Moreh, vice presidents of membership focusing on recruitment, retention, and education. “This year, we are looking forward to introducing new teens to BBYO and helping them find a home in SJR BBYO,” said Sophie.

Ruthie Douglass and Elliot Arking were elected as South Jersey Region’s 30th Shlichim and will be in charge of all Jewish heritage in the region. Ruthie, a junior from Dafna BBG, and Elliot, a junior from Otzma AZA, are excited to bring new community service and social action initiatives to the region and are dedicated to revitalizing the Judaic aspects of BBYO. “This year, we look forward to bringing SJR closer to our Jewish heritage than ever before, ” said Elliot.

Chloe Castro, a sophomore hailing from Ohev BBG, and Owen Soler, a junior from Woodcrest AZA, were elected as the 58th Mazkirim, vice presidents of communication, social media, and marketing. “For our term, we want to personalize promotion for each member to enhance their BBYO experience,” said Chloe.

Earlier this year, SJR BBYO passed a motion to introduce a new board position, Regional Gizbor (AZA) and Gizborit (BBG). Julia Rothman, of Chevrah BBG and Jacob Goldstein, of Chapel AZA, were elected to the above positions and will work as the vice-presidents of fundraising and globalization. “This year, we look forward to utilizing our new position to bring fundraising and awareness of global Jewry to new heights in this region,” said Jacob.

Congratulations to all of those elected, and SJR BBYO can’t wait to see what these teens accomplish.

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