BBYO | AZA & BBG | International Convention | Summer

THE TEAM
BEHIND IC

Meet the team who makes International Convention a reality.

The International Convention Steering Team, consisting of more than 300 Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls from around the world, has worked tirelessly over the past few months planning programs, logistics, and experiences for the thousands of members coming. We cannot thank this stellar group enough for making this event better than ever. Stay tuned for our IC 2020 planning team announcement.

95th Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and 75th International Board of the B'nai B'rith Girls

The Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls lead the movement’s 50+ countries forward while supporting more than 700 chapters to be the strongest homes they can be for Jewish teens worldwide.

Emily

Kolodney

Lonestar

75th Anita M. Perlman International N'siah

Mia

Buchband

Wisconsin

75th International S'ganit

Michelle

Tanner

Lake Ontario

28th International Aym Ha'Chaverot

Lindsay

Sharman

Greater Atlanta

75th International Mazkirah

Jill

Goldwasser

Mid-America: St. Louis

31st International Sh'licha

Rose

Leveen

Evergreen

2nd International Gizborit

Ethan

Golde

Michigan

95th Grand Aleph Godol

Adam

Weintraub

Greater Atlanta

95th Grand Aleph S'gan

Dov

Factor

Central Region West

29th Grand Aleph Moreh

Kian

Roy

North Texas Oklahoma

95th Grand Aleph Mazkir

Glenn

Randall

Mid-America: St. Louis

31st Grand Aleph Shaliach

Ethan

Freed

North Texas Oklahoma

2nd Grand Aleph Gizbor

Administrative Assistants

The AZA & BBG IC Administrative Assistants support the IC Coordinators in every programmatic piece of convention. From stewarding stakeholders and inviting speakers, to managing the team facilitating almost 60 leads tracks, these Alephs and BBGs make convention happen. Thousands of hours of zoom calls later, they’ve built an incredible program.

Basha

Baran

Mid America: Kansas City

Experience Administrative Assistant

Sophie

Baron

North Texas Oklahoma

J-Lab Administrative Assistant

Tuval

Basher

North Florida

Operations Administrative Assistant

Sam

Blauer

Evergreen

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Dylan

Brown

Lake Ontario

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Caroline

Carter

Mountain

Talent Administrative Assistant

Jack

Chasin

Greater Atlanta

Talent Administrative Assistant

Kelly

Fagel

Great Midwest

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Chase

Flagel

Greater Atlanta

Experience Administrative Assistant

Gabe

Friedman

Mountain

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Margalit

Goldberg

Rocky Mountain

Shabbat Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Kaitlyn

Goldstein

Mid-America: St. Louis

Experience Administrative Assistant

Ian

Hammer

Mid-America: Kansas City

Programming Administrative Assistant

Simon

Hanono

Mexico

Shabbat Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Jack

Hyams

Liberty

Experience Administrative Assistant

Fisher

Isenberg

Evergreen

Operations Administrative Assistant

Sam

Isle

Liberty

Talent Administrative Assistant

Abbie

Johnson

Evergreen

LEADS Day Administrative Assistant

Ryan

Kassanoff

North Texas Oklahoma

J-Lab Administrative Assistant

Dalia

Kolova

Bulgaria

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Katie

Kort

Mountain

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Jake

Lazar

Rocky Mountain

LEADS Day Administrative Assistant

Samantha

Levine

Northern Region East: DC

Operations Administrative Assistant

Olivia

Potier

Eastern: North Carolina

Programming Administrative Assistant

Joseph

Rasamat

New England

Operations Administrative Assistant

Ben

Sklar

Cotton States

Programming Administrative Assistant

Allison

Stern

Great Midwest

Programming Administrative Assistant

Becca

Zeltsman

Nassau Suffolk

Talent Administrative Assistant

IC Leadership

The IC Leadership Team consists of dozens of captains, coordinators, managers and chairs who have leadership roles in every corner of IC programming. These teens are building, shaping, and documenting every minute of IC.

Noa

Abramov

Austria

Talent Captain

Alisabella

Ackermann

North Texas Oklahoma

Global Ambassadors Week Coordinator & NTO Host Chair

Eli

Anderson

North Texas Oklahoma

Oneg Captain

Charlotte

Beede

Manhattan

Chapter Showcase Captain

Hannah

Borenstein

South Jersey

Brand Marketing Coordinator

Isabelle

Borr

Michigan

Sports Leadership Coordinator

Benjamin

Cook

North Texas Oklahoma

Global Ambassadors Week Coordinator & NTO Host Chair

Haley

Derdiger

North Texas Oklahoma

Senior Experience Captain

Linda

Dorazilova

Balkans: Czech Republic

LEADS Day Captain

Berk

Eraltan

Turkey

AZA & BBG Separates Captain

Farrah

Fuld

Big Apple

Chapter Showcase Captain

Mitchell

Garber

Lake Ontario

LEADS Day Captain

Jacob

Harris

Gold Coast

Talent Captain

Natalie

Huttner

Rocky Mountain

Chapter Showcase Captain

Talia

Kaganovsky

Liberty

Jewish Enrichment Institute: Spirituality Coordinator

Seth

Kassanoff

North Texas Oklahoma

Global Ambassadors Week Coordinator & NTO Host Chair

Ari

Krupnick

Eastern: Virginia

Senior Experience Captain

Michelle

Mally

Miami

Jewish Enrichment Institute: Stand UP Coordinator

Tess

Mendelson

Northern Region East: DC

LEADS Day Captain

Elias

Miller

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Chapter Showcase Captain

Garett

Nogid

Nassau Suffolk

Jewish Enrichment Institute: Explore Israel Coordinator

Daniel

Pearlman

Eastern: North Carolina

Jewish Enrichment Institute: Stand UP Coordinator

Wesley

Pergament

Nassau Suffolk

Talent Captain

Zach

Rosenberg

South Jersey

Movement Growth Coordinator

Sam

Rubin

Northern Region East: Baltimore

LEADS Day Captain

Haley

Ryan

Kentucky Indiana Ohio

Jewish Enrichment Institute: BBYO Sings Coordinator

Yael

Schuller

North Texas Oklahoma

Global Ambassadors Week Coordinator & NTO Host Chair

Brooke

Schwartz

Gold Coast

Talent Captain

Gina

Shapiro

Pacific Western

Jewish Enrichment Institute: Explore Israel Coordinator

Jason

Shapiro

Nassau Suffolk

Oneg Captain

Jennifer

Silvemran

Gold Coast

AZA & BBG Separates Captain

Blake

Silver

North Texas Oklahoma

AZA & BBG Separates Captain

Samuel

Starr

North Texas Oklahoma

Talent Captain

Alisa

Steel

Greater Atlanta

Oneg Captain

Marlie

Thompson

Cotton States

AZA & BBG Separates Captain

Noah

Vermes

South Jersey

Chapter Showcase Captain

Ava

Wales

Wisconsin

Oneg Captain

Ashley

Weinstock

Liberty

Talent Captain

David

Wolf

Evergreen

Chapter Showcase Captain

Olivia

Ziegler

Evergreen

Movement Growth Coordinator

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the heart of the BBYO International Convention experience and responsible for executing some of our most meaningful moments. Every Chapter Showcase program that inspires experiences at home, every Oneg that creates space for exploring new passions, and every memory that’s shared is a product of the drive, passion, and experience of this stellar team of Alephs and BBGs.

Chapter Showcase

Avery Baker, Nassau Suffolk
Josh Braun, Gold Coast
Abigail Britton-Lowden, Ohio Northern
Evelin Cloth, South Jersey
Dara Cohen, North Florida
Scott Dunn, Greater Atlanta
Paige Edelheit, Great Midwest
Tia Einhorn, North Texas Oklahoma
Sol Fiterman, Argentina
Carly Fowler, South Jersey
Hannah Freed, North Texas Oklahoma
Samuel Goldfinger, Mountain

Ben Goldman, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Gabi Grob, Liberty
Candela Halpern, Argentina
Kaya Haymann, North Texas Oklahoma
Ethan Herman, Mid-America: Kansas City
Maxwell Hoffman, Mid-America: North Star
Lauren Katz, Greater Atlanta
Talia Laizerovich, North Texas Oklahoma
Rachel London, North Texas Oklahoma
Jessica Nirschel, Connecticut Valley
Ester Nugis, Estonia
Naomi Presken, Rocky Mountain
Sophie Ravitz, South Jersey
Yuval Reznik, North Texas Oklahoma
Ian Roundtree, Mid-America: St. Louis
Elana Rubanenko, Ohio Northern
Saunder Saffran, Connecticut Valley
Dylan Shefman, Michigan
Zoe Sher, Mid-America: Kansas City
Sloane Sirota, South Jersey
Maya Solomon, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Jacob Statman, North Florida
Jared Wilen, South Jersey
Sydney Wynne, Eastern: Virginia

J-Lab

Rebecca Bienstock, Michigan
Josh Elkin, Wisconsin
Elana Kravitz, Eastern: North Carolina
Sarah Liener, North Texas Oklahoma
Emily Margolis, Nassau Suffolk
Sophia Rybnik, Lake Ontario
Anna Schulman, New England
Dylan Shefman, Michigan
Celia Steinhauer, Evergreen
Dalia Trostinetzky, Northern Region East: DC

Kabbalat Shabbat

Sophie Baron, North Texas Oklahoma
Aliyah Blasband, North Texas Oklahoma
Samantha Breen, Nassau Suffolk
Reann Bressler, Mountain
Lila Caplan, New England
Allison Comess, Eastern: Virginia
Danielle Feldman, Manhattan
Yael Fine, North Texas Oklahoma
Dora Friedman, New England
Talia Fuld, Big Apple
Melissa Hans, Liberty
Leah Kapla, Eastern: Virginia
Daphne Kaplan, Northern Region East: DC
Lee Karlinsky, North Florida
Yael Kelley, Central Region West
Noa Ksabi, North Texas Oklahoma
Charlotte Leigh, Nassau Suffolk
Keren Lutfak, Lonestar
Artie Mackey, Northern Region East: DC
Steven Mendelsohn, North Texas Oklahoma
Ari Meyer, Northern Region East: DC
Amanda Press, Great Midwest
Ognjena Ratkovic, Balkans: Serbia
Rachel Rosin, South Jersey
Claudia Sachs, Eastern: Virginia
Adam Safier, South Jersey
Jacob Schneider, Nassau Suffolk
Jackson Schutter, Mountain
Sadie Sherman, Manhattan
Molly Simon, Eastern: North Carolina
Hallie Sternblitz, North Texas Oklahoma
Eli Stolte, Mid-America: Kansas City
Thalia Terlecki, Eastern: North Carolina
Samantha Wampold, Evergreen

LEADS Day

Sophie Baron, North Texas Oklahoma
Jaden Baumel, North Texas Oklahoma
Noah Berger, Northern Region East: DC
Emily Blumberg, Nassau Suffolk
Mia Braiter, Greater Atlanta
Hannah Cantor, Rocky Mountain
Zac Cantor, Mid-America: St. Louis
Sidney Cohen, Northern Region East: DC
Benjamin Csaszar, Hungary
Sophie Eizen, Michigan
Solomon Ellis, Evergreen
Eliza Faigin, Michigan
Evan Frumkin, Mid-America: Kansas City
Sophie Gaer, Gold Coast
Andrew Goldberg, Connecticut Valley
Alana Gordon, Northern Region East: Baltimore
Alec Grosswald, Greater Atlanta
Melanie Halbert, Liberty
Sydney Hammerman, Lonestar
Izzie Haymann, North Texas Oklahoma
Lexi Herz, Big Apple
Lee Karlinsky, North Florida
Grant Katz, North Texas Oklahoma
Aiden Kauffman, North Texas Oklahoma
Ryan Kertzner, Nassau Suffolk
Sydney Klapman, Great Midwest
Mandi Kurtz, Nassau Suffolk
Lara Lembon, Argentina
Abigail Lev, Nassau Suffolk
Sarah Levy, Liberty
Jake Lewis, Nassau Suffolk
Emily Margolis, Nassau Suffolk
Olivia Martin, North Texas Oklahoma
Steven Mendelsohn, North Texas Oklahoma
Estee Moss, Michigan
Maya Oppenheim, Great Midwest
Lulu Perel, Gold Coast
Shoshana Ploetz, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Ognjena Ratkovic, Balkans: Serbia
Oren Rauch, Lonestar
Manor Raviv, Central Region West
Taylor Rosenblatt, Big Apple
Marc Rosenthal, Greater Atlanta
Jacob Sacks, Evergreen
Arielle Salomon, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Fana Schoen, Liberty
Jenna Shaps, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Hayley Stern, Rocky Mountain
Leah Stoller, North Texas Oklahoma
Asher Sudit, Mountain
Annael Toledano, Gold Coast
Leah Weinstock, Eastern: Virginia
Sami Weiss, North Florida
Danny Williams, Michigan

Oneg

Allison Comess, Eastern: Virginia
Sidney Cohen, Northern Region East: DC
Zach Askarinam, Northern Region East: DC
Ian Axelrod, Mid-America: Kansas City
Louis Berman, Great Midwest
Emily Cohen, Northern Region East: DC
Lily Cohen, South Jersey
Dalia Deshe, Greater Atlanta
Noga Eitam, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Malka Engbar, Rocky Mountain
Sarah Frydman, North Texas Oklahoma
Riley Goldstone, Manhattan
Dina Kalderon, Balkans: Serbia
Sierra Kaplan, Big Apple
Sadie Karp, Manhattan
Seth Katzman, Michigan
Abigail Kaufman, Mid-America: Omaha
Lexie Lowey, North Texas Oklahoma
Grace Malinger, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Will Rome, Connecticut Valley
Sam Rosenberg, Liberty
Charlie Rosin, South Jersey
Emma Rosman, Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
Laura Rymberg, Argentina
Julia Sisko, Pacific Western
Olivia Steinberg, Liberty
Hadassah Sternfeld, Eastern: Dixie
Jacob Wanger, Mountain
Tyler Winter, Big Apple
Jonah Yurman, Mid-America: Kansas City
Izzy Jacobson, Liberty
Maya Pollack, Northern Region East: DC

Saturday Morning Services

Alyse Altberger, Northern Region East: Baltimore
Lindsey Brilliant, Northern Region East: DC
Ansley Brody, Mid-America: St. Louis
Meghan Cohen, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Shira Cohen, Connecticut Valley
Andrew Daitch, North Texas Oklahoma
Ilanna Feldman, North Texas Oklahoma
Ellie Garfunkel, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Ben Goldman, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Kate Halushka, Northern Region East: Baltimore
Brett Kessel, Great Midwest
Aaron Kirkpatrick, Northern Region East: DC
Emily Korenman, North Texas Oklahoma
Lara Kwiatkowski, Argentina
Leah Levenson, Mid-America: St. Louis
Isabella London, New England
Kiara Matzkin, Argentina
Dani Portnoy, Northern Region East: DC
Dalia Right, Lake Ontario
Maxwell Rosenfeld, Liberty
Hayley Rothbart, Pacific Western
Mia Schneider, Rocky Mountain
Sophie Schochet, North Texas Oklahoma
Joshua Schreiber, Michigan
Aliyah Schwarz, North Texas Oklahoma
Zoe Sherman, Nassau Suffolk
Mason Solomon, Gold Coast
Avery Stark, Gold Coast
Emily Starr, Gold Coast
Sivan Stave, Lake Ontario
Daniel Szekely, Hungary
Solana Wainstein, Argentina
Noah Walter, Greater Atlanta
Bobby Wein, Michigan
Noam Yaari, Lonestar
Jeremy Zoller, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern

Senior Experience

Rebecca Bienstock, Michigan
Sarah Levy, Liberty
Rebecca Barnholtz, Mid-America: St. Louis
Jacob Bloom, South Jersey
Ian Caplan, Keystone Mountain
Tami Govrin, North Texas Oklahoma
Max Reinstein, Northern Region East: DC
Emily Renco, Kentucky Indiana Ohio

Sports Leadership Summit

Evan Bookbinder, Liberty
Lucas Ciocan, Argentina
Eddie Horwitz, Eastern: North Carolina
Izzy Jacobson, Liberty
Maya Pollack, Northern Region East: DC

Press Corps

The Press Corps is a year-round powerhouse, driving the social media, photography, videography, and journalistic ventures across the Order. From managing the International newsletter of AZA & BBG, The Shofar, to running our BBYO News Desk at convention, the Press Corps has you – and the Movement – covered.

Jayson

Alonzo

Liberty

Hub Manager

Hannah

Alper

Lake Ontario

Editor-in-Chief

Maya

Elden

Eastern: North Carolina

Editor-in-Chief

Berk

Eraltan

Turkey

Content Manager: Video Production

Ori

Gal

Central Region West

Editor-in-Chief

Alix

Gilkarov

Austria

Editor-in-Chief

Yakirah

Mitchel

Michigan

Editor-in-Chief

Ognjena

Ratković

Balkans: Serbia

Hub Manager

Charlie

Rosin

South Jersey

Editor-in-Chief

Emma

Rosman

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Content Manager: Social Media

Rachel

Rothenberg

Michigan

Operations Manager

Lily

Shane

North Texas Oklahoma

Hub Manager

Zoe

Sher

Mid-America: Kansas City

Hub Manager

Solana

Wainstein

Argentina

Hub Manager

Danial

Watts

Eastern: Virginia

Hub Manager

Sarah Adams, South Jersey
Jayson Alonzo, Liberty
Angel Andreev, Bulgaria
Jessie Budin, Gold Coast
Hannah Cantor,
, Rocky Mountain
Alp Cen, Turkey
Max Coppola, Nassau Suffolk
Ana Curocichina, AJT: Moldova
Josh Elkin, Wisconsin
Ashley Faber
, Cotton States
Rosie Ezgur, Great Midwest
Eliza Faigin, Michigan
Gabor Fekete, Hungary
Ethan Fine, Mid-America: St. Louis
Sierra Finkelshtain, Lake Ontario
Sol Fiterman, Argentina
Andrew Goldberg, Connecticut Valley
Sarah Goldman, Michigan
Alana Gordon, Northern Region East: Baltimore
Rachel Hale, Great Midwest
Jeremy Hasson, Northern Region East: DC
Lauren Heller, Northern Region East: DC
Lexi Herz, Big Apple
Adina Ichilov, Lonestar
Joel Kaplan, Australia
Sierra Kaplan, Big Apple
Seth Kassanoff, North Texas Oklahoma
Lauren Katz, Greater Atlanta
Sydney Klapman, Great Midwest
Ben Koch, Hudson Valley
Dalia Kolova, Bulgaria
Irina Kozak, Ukraine
Alexa Kupor, Central Region West
Benji Lookatch, Wisconsin
Grace Malinger, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Steven Mendelsohn, North Texas Oklahoma
Gabriella Mitchell, North Texas Oklahoma
Estee Moss, Michigan
Erica Negrini, Keystone Mountain
Anna Okum, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Andy Oliver, Great Midwest
Jacob Pomerantz, Rocky Mountain
Sophie Poritzky, Manhattan
Amanda Press, Great Midwest
Tess Rittenberg, Rocky Mountain
Rachel Rosin, South Jersey
Bella Rosner, Northern Region East: DC
Ian Roundtree, Mid-America: St. Louis
Ben Rozen, Lonestar
Elena Rubens Goldfarb, Northern Region East: DC
Melinda Rubinovitz, Argentina
Arielle Salomon, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Heather Saxe, Mountain
Mia Scaliter, Argentina
Perri Schwartz, Greater Atlanta
Jason Shapiro, Nassau Suffolk
Stevie Shapiro, Nassau Suffolk
Jenna Shaps, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Danielle Skibins, Nassau Suffolk
Naomi Tamir, Germany
Danny Tow, Northern Region East: DC
Chase Young, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Jillian Zimmerman, Nassau Suffolk

IC Band

Alephs and BBGs from around the world come together to form a band that performs multiple times during our Movement’s biggest moment. From veteran songleaders to newly emerged vocalists, the IC band will be coming to a stage near you soon! The IC Band roster will be posted soon!