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BBYO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2019

SPEAKERS & GUESTS

The best of the world's stage for the best teens in the world.

We're bringing together change-makers from all walks of life to inspire the next generation of young leaders. This list of speakers represents the broad array of topics Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls are most passionate about. Explore the full line-up of speakers and guests joining IC 2019 below.

Featured Speakers and Performers

Meryl

Ainsman

President, Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh

The Honorable

Rachel

Azaria

Member of Knesset, Israel

Kirby

Bumpus

Head of Social Impact and Inclusion, sweetgreen

Brandon

Copeland

Outside Linebacker, New York Jets and Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Frank

DeAngelis

Former Principal, Columbine High School

Brian

Dunn

Congregant, Tree of Life and Art Director, NowThis

Chai

Feldblum

Former Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Samantha

Fuentes

Survivor of the Parkland Florida Shooting

Justin

Gallegos

Professional Athlete, Nike

The Honorable

Cory

Gardner

Senator, Colorado (R)

Jason

Green

Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SkillSmart

Max

Greenfield

Actor and Producer

Fred

Guttenberg

Activist, Orange Ribbons for Jaime

Chelsea

Handler*

Comedian, Author, and Activist

Ty

Haney

Founder and CEO, Outdoor Voices

Sarah

Hurwitz

Former Head Speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama

Rabbi

Emily

Hyatt

Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Denver

Charlie

Jabaley

Former Music Executive and Healthy Lifestyle Influencer, Moon Boots Enterprises

Cameron

Kasky

American Activist Against Gun Violence and Co-Founder, March For Our Lives

Wes

Knight

Chief Energy Officer, Creating Space Movement

Lenny

Krayzelburg

President of Global Branding, Lost Tribe Esports and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

Chella

Man

Model, Artist, and Activist

Courtney

Mizel

Principal, Mizel Consulting

Blake

Mycoskie**

CEO and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS

Brittany

Packnett

Vice President, Teach for America National Community Alliances and Co-Founder, Campaign Zero

Austin

Perine

Youth Activist, Show Love Foundation

Ted

Perlman

BBYO International Board of Directors and Son of Anita M. Perlman

The Honorable

Jared

Polis

Governor, Colorado (D)

Zohar

Raviv

International Vice President of Education, Birthright Israel

Adam

Rippon

Olympic Medalist and LGBTQ Activist

Jennifer

Rubin

Columnist, Washington Post

Erin

Schrode

Activist, Social Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder, Turning Green

Lynn

Schusterman

Founder and Chair Emerita, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Founding Chair, BBYO, Inc.

Alon

Shaya

Israeli-American Chef and Founder, Pom Hospitality

Gregg

Sulkin

Actor and Producer

Yes

Theory

YouTube Creatives and Digital Influencers

John

Truax

Footwear Marketing Manager, Nike

The Honorable

Debbie

Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Congresswoman, Florida (D)

Shannon

Watts

Founder, Moms Demand Action

Sarah

Waxman

Founder and Chief Instigator, At The Well

Sam

White

Social Justice Advocate and Educator

Arik

Zeevi

Olympic Athlete, The Israeli Foundation for Olympic Excellence

Musical Performers

Cheat

Codes

Galantis

Marc E. Bassy

T-Pain

Speakers and Guests

Baillie

Aaron

Spark Inside

Sam

Aboudara

NJY Camps

Mohamed

Abubakr

The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Jack

Adler

Mizel Foundation

Michal

Aharon

Maccabi Tzair Israel

Farduus

Ahmed

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Trudy

Album

Holocaust Survivor

Dunia

Ali

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Sara

Allen

Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative

Mohamad

Alnouri

Kachina

Ami

Altzman

Keshet

Seth

Andrew

Democracy Builders & REV

Daniel

Asher

Ash’Kara & River and Woods

Joseph

Bearss

Imprint Group

Marcia

Belsky

Comedian

Jennifer

Benson

InvestHER

Dana

Berger

Maccabi World Union

Matan

Berkowitz

Shift

Farrah

Berse

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Mark

Beylin

Bounties Network

Shahar

Birotker

Macabbi Tzair Israel

Jeremy

Blacklow

GLAAD

Shoshana

Bloom

Limmud and LivLuv Inclusion

Margie

Bogdanow

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Matt

Bond

Denver Water

Shayna

Braunstein

GRID Alternatives

Michael

Breen

Human Rights First

Daniel

Brenner

Moving Traditions

Clare

Bresnahan

Consultant and Advisor

Emily

Broad Leib

Harvard Law School

David

Brom

CADENA Africa

Tiffani

Brown

A Place at the Table and Wavemaker Global

David

Bryfman

The Jewish Education Project

Rex

Buchanan

Scratch Music Group

Anthony

Cherwinski

University of Denver

Annie

Chung

50/50 Bookstore

David

Chung

50/50 Bookstore

Samantha

Cohen

JCC Maccabi at JCC Association of North America

Elizabeth

Cychosz

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Kamal

Daraiseh

Imprint Group

Jonathan

Davidson

Maccabi USA

AJ

DeAndrea

Arvada Police Department

Grace

Dennis

The GrowHaus

Dharani

Dhakal

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Zaki

Djemal

fresh.fund

Jamie

Drescher

Maccabi USA

Linoy

Eazu

Ethiopian National Project

Lisa

Eisen

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and BBYO International Board of Director

Lily

Espinoza

UNICEF USA

Scott

Esserman

Anti-Defamation League

Ofo

Ezeugwu

WhoseYourLandlord

Gadi

Ezra

Human Rights Lawyer

Barry

Finestone

Jim Joseph Foundation

Eric

Fischer

Israel Lacrosse

Roi

Fleisman

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations

Marilyn

Fox

Mizel Museum

Amy

Friedkin

ISRAELl21c

Richard

Gabriel

Colorado Supreme Court

Marc

Gary

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Yair

Gittler

CADENA

Lander

Gold

Moishe House

Kfir

Goldberg

OBB Pictures

Marnina

Goldberg

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Wayne

Green

Jewish Teen Funders Network

Mendell

Grinter

Campaign for School Equity

Jesse

Grushack

Ujo Music

Daniel

Gurevich

Maccabi World Union

Megan

Hallahan

African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Jackie

Haven

The GrowHaus

Justin

Hefter

African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Madeline

Hendricks

Jane The Virgin

Jordan

Henry

InvestHER

Michal

Hidas

HIDAS

David

Hoffman

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Whitney

Holtzman

Social Victories

Sheryl

Horton

Denver Water

Tina

Hovsepian

Cardborigami

Andy

Isaacson

Andy Isaacson Media LLC

Craig

Jacobs

Major League Soccer

Jess

Jacobs

Invisible Pictures

Ali

Johnston

OZ Architecture

Mohamed

Juma

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Ruti

Kadish

J Street

Miriam

Kajomovitz

CADENA

Gabriella

Karin

Holocaust Survivor

Sheila

Katz

Hillel International

Francesca

Kennedy

Ix Style

Claire

Kern

University of Denver

Simon

Klarfeld

Young Judaea Global

Aviva

Klein

Aviva Klein LLC

Joanna

Knight

Speechwriter & Communications Strategist

Justin

Knighten

Lucas Public Affairs and Harvey Milk Foundation

Susan

Kohuth

OZ Architecture

Georgina

Kolber

Mizel Museum

Katy

Koob

Refinery29

Mimi

Kravetz

Hillel International

Brenda

Lane

MindCraft Makerspace & eXL Learning

David

Lavin

The Bravery

Shira

Lazar

What's Trending

Ayla

Lefkowitz

CANVAS Arts Action Programs

Moshe

Lencer

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Lisa

Lerer

The New York Times

Alex

Levin

Schlow Restaurant Group

Jen

Levy

Hazon

Adina

Lichtman

Knock Knock Give A Sock

Avi

Loewenstein

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Heather

Logan

The Female Quotient

Shauna

Lott

The Long I Pie Shop

Jeremy

Lubman

Sigils of Light

Adi

Lustig

Saving Our Future

Manolo

López

Cosa Nuestra

Mona

Magno

Youth on Record

Yochai

Maital

Israel Story

Iris

Mansour

Epic Workshops New York

Heather

Martin

The Rebel Project

Zach

Martinucci

Rebel Bread

Jamie

McCoy

College Ain't No Joke

John

McDonald

JEFFCO Public Schools

Tom

McMichen

Denver Water

Deborah

Meyer

Moving Traditions

Dafna

Michaelson Jenet

Colorado House of Representatives

Romley

Mikkelson

University of Denver

Charlie

Miller

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Brendan

Mobley

Crossroads Film

Rikki

Mor

Imprint Group

David

Moschner

CPR Colorado

Lexi

Mossman

MountainFit

Adam

Moyerman

Maccabi USA

Nermina

Mujkanovic

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Sara

Nasser

Refugee Speakers Bureau

John

Nicoletti

Nicoletti-Flatter Associates

Cedric

Nwafor

The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Alison

Oksner

Muralist and Performance Artist

Eliza

Orlins

Legal Aid Society

Eli

Ovits

Limmud

Sue

Parker Gerson

Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region

Jill

Payne

Celebrity Trainer

Alicia

Perez

The GrowHaus

Eduardo

Placer

Fearless Communicators

Yotam

Polizer

IsraAid

Andy

Rabens

The U.S. Department of State*

Stephen

Rabin

Google

Zohar

Raviv

International Vice President of Education, Birthright Israel

Jaime

Reich

Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Sophie

Riegel

Author

Aaron

Robbin

BBYO Passport

Evan

Robinson

The Bravery

Grace

Rodnitzki

Ethiopian National Project

Andre

Rodriguez

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Ashley

Roller

OZ Architecture

Scott

Romano

University of Denver

Leah

Romero

OZ Architecture

Jennifer

Rosen

Moishe House

Justin

Rosen Smolen

Keshet

Aviva

Rosman

BallotReady

Ben

Rotstein

Maccabi USA

Allie

Runne

The GrowHaus

Tom

Ruppel

Mizel Institute

Sue

Salinger

Hazon

Michelle

Sandberg

IsraAid

Stuart

Sanks

Shirley Delta Blow

David

Saphier

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Shawna

Schultz

Mass FX Media

Drew

Seeley

Drewzilla Inc.

Robert

Selkin

Crossroads Charitable Foundation

Hari

Sevugan

270 Strategies

Ben

Seymour

Postmodern Company

Bnyad

Sharef

The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Nina

Sharma

Project X-ITE

Ofir

Shinhertz

Maccabi Tzair Israel

Elad

Shoshan

Zikaron BaSalon

Eric

Shutt

SummitX

Lenny

Silberman

Lost Tribe Esports

Melissa

Silberman

Atlanta Hawks

Jessica

Siskin

Misterkrisp

PJ

Smith

The Humane Society of the United States

Hatim

Sorkati

Imprint Group

Caleb

Spaulding

The Bravery

Tara

St James

Study NY

Franny

Starkey

Imprint Group

Sami

Steigmann

Holocaust Survivor

Carly

Sternberg

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Betsy

Stone

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rachel

Sumekh

Swipe Out Hunger

Adam

Teitelbaum

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Stefan

Teodosic

Beber Camp and Perlman Camp

Joshua

Thomas

Evolve Martial Arts and Fitness

Shanell

Thomas

JCC Denver

Travis

Thompson

Denver Water

Liron

Turkenich

Aravrit

Delena

Turman

Producer and Content Strategist

Devin

Urioste

Youth on Record

Protogene

Uwringiyamana

University of Denver

Annie

Vainrub Kleiner

CADENA

Rebecca

Valle

New York Knicks

Virginia

Vassar

New Americans Project, Denver Library

Julia

Vishnepolsky

ALMA

Nga

Vuong-Sandoval

Refugee Speakers Bureau

Susan

Wacchstock

The Jewish Education Project

Robert

Waisman

Holocaust Survivor

Daniel

Walker

The Bravery

Mara

Wallace

Human Rights First

Maiara

Walsh

Inspired Ink and Dream Key

Orie

Ward

The Purple Aisle

Adam

Weisberg

Diller Teen Initiatives

Chanan

Weissman

The U.S. Department of State*

Alex

Weltman

Havenly

Karod

Westbrook

Crossroads Film

Billie

Whitehouse

Wearable X

Steven

Winkelstein

Wishlist Rewards

Stephanie

Wittels Wachs

Rec Room Arts

Harrell

Wittenstein

Association of Independent Jewish Camps

Rob

Wolf

Microsoft

Rachel

Wolman

Songleader

Robyn

Yamada

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Suzanne

Yoe

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Cheri

Young

University of Denver

Lana

Zak

ABC News

Ivy

Zelman

Zelman & Associates

Carly

Zimmerman

Challah for Hunger

Jewish Enrichment Team

Michaela

Brown

American University Hillel

Jason

Cook

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Maxim

Delchev

Shalom of Bulgaria

Alana

Ebin

Director of Jewish Enrichment, BBYO

Joey

Eisman

Jewish Education Consultant

Jayme

Epstein

Regional Director, BBYO North Florida

Sara

Evangelista

Hillel International

Rabbi

Mark

Goodman

Brith Sholom Congregation

Rabbi

Andrew

Goodman

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

David

Hoffman

Anti-Defamation League

Rabbi

Emily

Hyatt

Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Denver

Brittany

Kahn

Associate Regional Director, BBYO Big Apple

Erin

Levine

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi

David

Levy

Westchester Reform Temple

Liron

Lipinsky

Associate Vice President of Jewish Enrichment, BBYO

Rabbi

Greg

Litcofsky

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Shalom

Mayberg

Shalom 360

Adam

Nickels

Associate Regional Director, BBYO UK & Ireland

Kendell

Pinkney

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Jonathan

Posner

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Melissa

Present

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Lara

Rodin

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Nate

Strauss

Michigan State University Hillel

Rabbi

Meir

Tannenbaum

Director of Jewish Enrichment, BBYO

Eryka

Velazquez

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Dubbs

Weinblatt

Thank You For Coming Out

Terry

Wunder

Moishe House

Akiko

Yonekawa

Gann Academy

Music Team

Happie

Hoffman

Music Director

Eric

Hunker

Music Director

Stephen

Brickman

Songleader

Julie

Friedman

Songleader

Dan

Lee

Songleader

Brian

Margolis

Songleader

Julia

Sabra

Songleader

Maddie

Siegel

Songleader

Debra

Winter

Songleader

Rachel

Wolman

Songleader

*Arrangements for the appearance of Chelsea Handler made through Greater Talent Network, LLC., New York, NY
**Denotes video address

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