THE TEAM
BEHIND IC

Meet the Team Who Makes IC a Reality

A global event at IC’s scale takes a worldwide team of excellent leaders. Each year, Alephs and B’nai B’rith Girls apply for hundreds of roles to leverage their talents to build an unprecedented experience that outdoes itself every year. We have immense gratitude for the team below who has worked tirelessly to pull this event off.

If IC’s energy inspires you to take a more active role in the Movement, explore the Lead Hub for dozens of year-round opportunities to partner with your peers on big projects and exciting endeavors underway right now.

98th Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and 78th International Board of the B'nai B'rith Girls

Levi Fox

Lonestar

Grand Aleph Godol

Jack Elice

New England

Grand Aleph S'gan

Josh Rutman

Lonestar

Grand Aleph Moreh

Aaron Perrotta

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

Grand Aleph Mazkir

Josh Rajunov

North Texas Oklahoma

Grand Aleph Shaliach

Avi Cohn

Rocky Mountain

Grand Aleph Gizbor

Avi Gorodetski

Northern Region East: DC

Anita M. Perlman International N'siah

Naomi Kales

Northern Region East: DC

International S'ganit

Ellie Bombel

Rocky Mountain

International Aym Ha'Chaverot

Courtney Saxe

Mountain

International Mazkirah

Leah Barash

Northern Region East: DC

International Sh'licha

Sami Cooper

Northern Region East: Baltimore

International Gizborit

Jewish Enrichment Team

Kabbalat Shabbat 🤩

This team brings together inclusive, creative, and pluralistic minded individuals who have a passion for coordinating Friday evening services. They will support all aspects of the Friday night experience at IC with a focus on Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services.


Ella Zolot

Eastern: North Carolina

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Harrison Buchhalter

North Texas Oklahoma

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Joshua Horwich

Great Midwest

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Lauren Marlowe

Hudson Valley

Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistant

Kabbalat Shabbat Committee

Abbie Zinn, South Jersey
Ari Schultz,
Connecticut Valley
Ariel Guttman,
Nassau Suffolk
Ariella Frommer,
Manhattan
Ashley Abrahams,
North Texas Oklahoma
Caroline Kramer,
Rocky Mountain
Delaney Seguin,
Gold Coast
Emili Haranovich,
Israel — Maccabi Tzair
Hannah Kogan,
Great Midwest
Jason Calderon,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Jordyn Weisleder,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Kylie Stuart,
Northern Region East: DC
Lily Wolf,
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Marissa McLain,
Mid-America: Kansas City
Marley Eaton, Michigan
Niv Derzi,
Israel — Maccabi Tzair
Olivia Reich,
Hudson Valley
Rachel Wolf,
Ohio Northern
Rosie Silver,
Manhattan
Sadie Feinberg,
Mountain
Sander Schwartz,
South Jersey
Sophie Myers,
Northern Region East: DC
Sylvie Sherman,
Manhattan
Uri Harel,
Israel — Maccabi Tzair

Saturday Morning 🌅

Dive into building all aspects of the Saturday morning experience at IC with a focus on Services. The best team members have experience in planning services and are inclusive, creative, and pluralistic minded individuals.


Anna Pieniazek

Argentina

Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Andrew Fellman

Gold Coast

Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Noah Golden

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern

Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Megan Grob

Liberty

Saturday Morning Administrative Assistant

Saturday Morning Committee

Alex Dawes, North Texas Oklahoma
Dana Amar,
Israel — Maccabi Tzair
Dani Allen,
North Florida
Daria Lapidot-Boaz,
Eastern: North Carolina
Emma Vesely,
Big Apple
Joey Ross,
Lonestar
Lian Elimelech,
Israel — Maccabi Tzair
Logan Reich,
Eastern: North Carolina
Maddie Mark,
Lonestar
Mari Finkelstein,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Marnie Fronczek,
Connecticut Valley
Norah Treibitz,
Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
Peyton Byrd,
Miami
Sara Rozen,
Lonestar
Sophia Hirsch,
Lonestar
Sophie Hershkowitz,
Greater Atlanta
Tali Kichel,
Nassau Suffolk
Talia Monash,
Mountain
Taylor Levin,
Hudson Valley
Violeta Higuera,
Kentucky Indiana Ohio


Creative Team


Operations ⚙️

These must be individuals with exemplary organizational skills and the ability to manage their time well. They support IC Registration and Launch Nights, manage supplies and printing, and help ensure that every part of IC Steering has what they need. This role scales up in time investment at IC and in the weeks leading up to it.


Allie Abrams

Michigan

Operations Administrative Assistant

Ethan Evans

Delta

Operations Administrative Assistant

Samantha Przybisiki

Connecticut Valley

Operations Administrative Assistant

Seth Krosin

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Operations Administrative Assistant

Zoe Green

Pacific Western

Operations Administrative Assistant

Stakeholders 🕶️

These individuals work closely with the IC Planning Team to ensure that guests are hosted and managed to the best of BBYO's hospitality standards. You’re perfect for this role if you have good public speaking and hosting skills and are comfortable in fast-paced and professional environments.


Maya Weisman

Central Region West

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Brad Siegel

Lonestar

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Eden Pearlman

Eastern: North Carolina

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Sami Cohen

Rocky Mountain

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Zac Nierman

New England

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Lihi Guetta

Israel — Maccabi Tzair

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Noah Leibowitz

South Africa

Stakeholders Administrative Assistant

Talent 🌟

Looking for creative individuals with a vision for the lineup of speakers, guests, and performers for Limmud*, LEADS, and the IC Mainstage. This team will help select speakers and guests, manage meet and greet and VIP experiences, and train teens to facilitate speaker sessions.

*Limmud is our stretch of storytelling experiences on Saturday of the convention where teens can listen to dozens of world-class speakers, educators, trainers, advocates, leaders, and rockstars to inspire their own journeys.


Emma Goldfarb

Manhattan

Talent Administrative Assistant

Eli Gordon

Liberty

Talent Administrative Assistant

Sophie Schaked

North Florida

Talent Administrative Assistant

Zachary Price

Connecticut Valley

Talent Administrative Assistant

Brooke Derdiger

North Texas Oklahoma

Talent Administrative Assistant

Jillian Marcus

Eastern: Southeast

Talent Administrative Assistant

Ryan Rudner

Mountain

Talent Administrative Assistant

Ben Geller

Hudson Valley

Talent Administrative Assistant

Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors Week 🌐

Before IC kicks off, all delegates from outside the US and Canada will unite for a week of learning, touring, excitement, friends and fun. The Global Ambassadors Week Coordinators will work in partnership with the International Mazkirim to build this incredible experience for these teens. 

Opportunities for Global Ambassadors Week Coordinators and Steering Committee will open soon. We can't wait to share with you a chance to participate in the planning, building, and creation of Global Ambassadors Week! Stay tuned.

LEADS Day

LEADS 🥳

BBYO LEADS Day showcases the best of what BBYO has to offer its members. The day will consist of opportunities for teens to play sports (think AZAA/BBGG and Maccabiah) and explore wellness, experiences that showcase our top-level speakers and unique BBYO-only experiences through workshops, and dozens of opportunities to spend the day doing service for, in, and throughout the Dallas community.

Gal Rubel

Argentina

LEADS Day Coordinator

Elise Varhan

Kentucky Indiana Ohio

LEADS Day Coordinator

Noah Brown

North Texas Oklahoma

LEADS Day Coordinator

Solomon Nathan

Lonestar

LEADS Day Coordinator

Sam Melder

Michigan

LEADS Day Coordinator

Holden Harris

North Florida

LEADS Day Coordinator

JJ Klein-Wolf

Evergreen

LEADS Day Coordinator

Bree Rittenberg

Rocky Mountain

LEADS Day Coordinator

Experience Team

Experience 🎟️

The Experience Team brings BBYO Boulevard to life at IC. This team will help build and run programming for all of our lounges, get creative about pop-ups and interactive experiences, provide unique experiences for special groups of members, and help build out our Saturday night BBYO Festival experience. This role is responsible for overseeing all of these areas.

Ariana Erlich

Rocky Mountain

Experience Administrative Assistant

Logan Morris

Lonestar

Experience Administrative Assistant

Corey Schwartz

Nassau Suffolk

Experience Administrative Assistant

Carola Orbuch

Argentina

Experience Administrative Assistant

TJ Katz

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern

Experience Administrative Assistant

Jeremy Iskowitz

Great Midwest

Experience Administrative Assistant

Drew Gluckman

North Texas Oklahoma

Experience Administrative Assistant

Madison Landau

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

Experience Administrative Assistant

BBYO Block Party 🎆

This year at IC, Saturday night will feature an exclusive BBYO Festival where partners will run events, interactives, unique and interesting experiences, and our lounges will come to life. Our BBYO Festival captains and committee will shape and design what this incredible, fun, and one of a kind experience will look like.

Rocio Feilbogen

Argentina

Block Party Captain

Colin Bernstein

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Block Party Captain

Cooper Kirschner

Nassau Suffolk

Block Party Captain

Mira Chenok

Northern Region East: DC

Block Party Captain

Jessi Robins

Michigan

Block Party Captain

Max Rubenstein

Evergreen

Block Party Captain

BBYO Block Party Committee

Abby Sussman, Nassau Suffolk
Abby Mahr,
New England
Camila Vainer,
Argentina
Charlotte Berman
, South Jersey
Elizabeth Goldstein,
Eastern: Virginia
Emily Mashman,
South Jersey
Hannah Stojanovski,
Mountain
Jessica Gelman,
Nassau Suffolk
Jonathan Mintz,
Delta

Justin Baltuch,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Justin Eisenberg,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Leah Wiener,
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Logan Freiberg,
Nassau Suffolk
Luana Matzkin,
Argentina
Lucy Warner,
Mid-America: Kansas City
Marley Nadler,
Delta
Rebecca Rabin,
Michigan
Ruby Borer,
Australia
Rylin Bloom,
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Sage Hartman,
Mid-America: North Star
Sasha Rappaport,
Northern Region East: DC
Sienna Lvovsky,
Hudson Valley
Tori Tanase,
Connecticut Valley

AZA Lounge 📘

Our AZA Lounge team will bring Alephs and alumni across generations together in the spirit of AZA through games and tournaments, deep talks, and good ol’ fun. This space will celebrate our fraternity's legacy.

Evan Broad

Michigan

AZA Lounge Captain

Joshua Danziger

Lonestar

AZA Lounge Captain

Ezequiel Dyner

Argentina

AZA Lounge Captain

Dan Mezistrano

Evergreen

AZA Lounge Captain

AZA Lounge Committee

Brett Harter, Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
Daniel Greenspan,
Hudson Valley
Jacob Tolle,
Hudson Valley
Jacob Silberlicht,
Lonestar
Jacob Rubin,
Greater Atlanta
Judah Moskovitz,
Vancouver
Logan Hayden,
Connecticut Valley
Ryan Feinsand,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Zachary Zutler,
Nassau Suffolk

BBG Lounge 📕

Anita Perlman is alive and well. The BBG Lounge team will be the hosts, ideators, and creative voices for BBG bonding, crafts, snacks, fun, and connecting with BBGs from across the Movement.

Arella Witt

Austria

BBG Lounge Captain

Arielle Blumenfeld

Central Region West

BBG Lounge Captain

Sophie Braunstein

Red River

BBG Lounge Captain

Lucy Karp

Manhattan

BBG Lounge Captain

BBG Lounge Committee

Abby Bluestein, Eastern: Southeast
Amy Robins,
Michigan
Caleigh Weintraub,
Hudson Valley
Carolina Widder,
Argentina
Ella Young,
Michigan
Ellie Rappaport,
North Texas Oklahoma
Halyn Schoenfeld,
Northern Region East: DC
Helena Newman,
Pacific Western
Jordana Harwitz,
Liberty
Julia Megibow,
Nassau Suffolk
Lauren Frank,
Northern Region East: DC
Leah Rutman,
Lonestar
Madelyn Levy,
North Texas Oklahoma
Marlee LaBell,
Mountain
Mia Septimus,
Lonestar
Rachel Rose,
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Rose Gallatin,
Michigan
Samantha Kiser,
Mountain
Sara-elah Hoffman,
Northern Region East: DC
Thea Hanhivaara, Finland

Global Cafe ☕

The Global Cafe Team will bring together our beautiful Diaspora, present our unique traditions which are all grounded in the same Jewish heritage, and provide a space to connect with teens and staff from around the world through language, music, and games. The Global Cafe team will provide spaces to find a long lost cousin, learn a few words in a new language, and enjoy the magic of uniting our People.

Joelle Abaew

Germany — ZWST

Global Cafe Captain

Max Gorman

Michigan

Global Cafe Captain

Sarah Hochman

Delta

Global Cafe Captain

Tammy Esquenazi

Colombia

Global Cafe Captain

Global Cafe Committee

Ava Molden, Mountain
Caleb Haber,
Northwest Canada
Daniela Lechter,
Colombia
Nika Festetics de Tolna,
Balkans: Croatia
Emmi Yarrow,
New England
Eva Bloom,
Mid-America: Omaha
Hannah Feldman,
North Florida
Ilanit Levinton,
Argentina
Jack Bental,
Gold Coast
Leah Todorova,
Bulgaria
Madison Miederhoff,
Mid-America: St. Louis
Maia Erlich,
Argentina
Maya Friedberg,
Lonestar
Rayka Musafir,
Turkey
Sophie Rothstein,
Central Region West
Stella Muzin,
Northern Region East: DC
Sydney Levin,
North Texas Oklahoma
Sydney Poliakoff,
Eastern: Southeast
Sydney Traub,
Great Midwest

J-Lab 🎉

J-Lab is the space for highly creative, fun, innovative, and passionate teens who care about Jewish values and learning. As a part of this team you’ll get a chance at designing interactive exhibits, hosting pop-up speakers and sessions on a variety of topics, or planning a creative service.

Noah Ward

Mountain

J-Lab Captain

Juana Kirzner

Argentina

J-Lab Captain

Dora Festetics-de-Tolna

Balkans: Croatia

J-Lab Captain

Omri Shopen

Israel — Maccabi Tzair

J-Lab Captain

J-Lab Committee

Abigail Hogan, Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
allison lutwin,
Northern Region East: Baltimore
Ari Schwartz,
South Jersey
Ariella Ayenesazan,
Greater Atlanta
Hannah Swird,
Northern Region East: Baltimore

Heather Feuerstein,
Northern Region East: DC
Jake Gavi,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Lara Weinstein,
Argentina
Micah Pierandri,
North Texas Oklahoma
Nila Rothman, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Rachel Cohen,
Gold Coast

Reese Fishelman,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Sam Cohen,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Sarah Nassir,
Big Apple
Skyler Stambleck,
Hudson Valley
Sophie Tiger,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Sydney Bienstock,
Eastern: North Carolina

Senior Experience 🎓

This crew will work to create an amazing experience for the seniors, design ways to celebrate the Class of 2023, and help with focused efforts on recruiting seniors to attend IC. Our experiences will feel like a grand finale for our Movement’s oldest members and provide them with Lifetime Membership.

Alex Willen

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Senior Experience Captain

Gavin Brown

Greater Atlanta

Senior Experience Captain

Tessa Hoffman

Mid-America: North Star

Senior Experience Captain

Bri Hade

Mountain

Senior Experience Captain

Senior Experience Committee

Andrew Biller, Delta
Arli Marans,
Lake Ontario
Danielle Charlip,
Gold Coast
Elissa Janis,
Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
Gabe Gatt,
New England
Ilana Cohen,
Northern Region East: Northern Virginia
Jason Harris,
Gold Coast
Joshua Formaggio,
New England
Julia Harris,
Greater Atlanta
Leo Katz,
Connecticut Valley
Maddie Marlowe,
Hudson Valley
Maia Byala,
Northern Region East: DC
Rylie Fine,
Mid-America: St. Louis
Sam Swerdloff,
Nassau Suffolk
Zoey Fleishman,
South Jersey

Music Studio 🎶

The Music Studio brings the #tunes to IC. As an IC classic, the Music Studio team is responsible for the musical heartbeat of convention. From songwriting workshops and open mic performances, to sing-a-longs and Shabbat shira, the Music Studio Team's your place.

Micah Margolis

Liberty

Music Studio Captain

Janice Kovo

Argentina

Music Studio Captain

Teen Programming Team

Teen Programming 😎

Programming built by teens, for teens, is at the heart of what makes AZA & BBG so special. This team will work to build, curate, and facilitate teen-led program experiences throughout IC. They will model the best ways that BBYO can program to inspire and provide real examples to bring home to your communities. This team will be led by the Programming Administrative Assistants.

Eli Maker

Mid-America: Kansas City

Programming Administrative Assistant

Haylen Cohen

Lonestar

Programming Administrative Assistant

Jordan Feldman

North Texas Oklahoma

Programming Administrative Assistant

Sydney Shanker

Delta

Programming Administrative Assistant

Oneg 🎈

Programming built by teens, for teens, is at the heart of what makes AZA & BBG so special. This team will work to build, curate, and facilitate teen-led program experiences throughout IC. They will model the best ways that BBYO can program to inspire and provide real examples to bring home to your communities. This team will be led by the Programming Administrative Assistants.

Ben Kaufman

Mid-America: Omaha

Oneg Captain

Sam Pollak

New England

Oneg Captain

Leah Wayne

South Jersey

Oneg Captain

Cayla Katz

Nassau Suffolk

Oneg Captain

Oneg Committee

Abby Thaler, Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Aiden Holstein,
Great Midwest
Ana Savitt,
Hudson Valley
April Olshansky,
Gold Coast
Ariel Jacobson,
Lonestar
Audrey Bennett,
Northern Region East: DC
Catie Blackman,
Nassau Suffolk
Ella Brunschwig,
Rocky Mountain
Ellie Blumberg,
New England
Jazmin Dajcz,
Miami
Jonah Levy,
Liberty
Lauren Breslow,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Lily Weinstock,
Mountain
Madi Fleischer,
Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Sadie Borenstein,
South Jersey
Shira Preis,
Greater Atlanta
Sofia frisch,
Delta
Sofie Gill,
Liberty
Talia Richland,
Pacific Western
Violeta Saul,
Argentina

Separates 🕯️

BBYO International Convention will offer AZA, BBG, and BBYO Separates experiences for all of our Order to celebrate and participate in our decades-old tradition of International Separates. This team will work to write, provide feedback on, and execute AZA, BBG, and BBYO Separates experiences.

Abby Musman

Hudson Valley

Separates Captain

Canaan Estes

Lonestar

Separates Captain

Isabel Lew

Argentina

Separates Captain

Ben Goldstein

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

Separates Captain

Separates Committee

Ariella Weisman, North Texas Oklahoma
Camila Bustin,
Argentina
David Sternfeld,
Eastern: Southeast
Eden Smith,
Michigan
Isabelle Reinecke,
Northern Region East: DC
Ivan Stern,
Argentina
Jake Solar,
Hudson Valley
Jamie Freedman,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Northern
Keira Flamen,
Nassau Suffolk
Lila Kloss,
Manhattan
Logan Hamilton,
North Texas Oklahoma
Lucia Andjell,
Argentina
Maya Dvorchik,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Melanie Hirsch,
Michigan
Mia Stern,
Lonestar
Miles Appleby,
Connecticut Valley
Montana Gura,
Eastern: North Carolina
Natalie Dean,
Pacific Western
Rex Popick,
Manhattan
Samuel Pass,
Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central
Sophie Goodman,
Nassau Suffolk
Sydney Shankman,
Manhattan
Taryn Cohen,
Lonestar
Taylor Marlowe,
Hudson Valley

Overview

Committee Overview

  • Jewish Enrichment: Made of creative thinkers with a strong Judaic background (or excitement to learn), knowledge on BBYO’s approach to pluralism and ritual, and have experience with innovative programming or planning for a BBYO Shabbat. These roles will work closely with BBYO’s Directors of Jewish Enrichment, song leaders, and the International Sh’lichim. 

  • Operations and Special Projects: Help shape, create, and vision some of the inner workings and niche experiences for different parts of the IC experience. From managing the operations of the IC Steering Team or helping to select our big talent names, to coordinating our Global Ambassadors Week or serving on the IC Green Team, the opportunities are endless. 

  • LEADS: Bring your love for sports and wellness, interactive workshops and classes, or community service to this year’s LEADS teams. Together, we’ll build a day of AZAA/BBGG (sports) and Maccabiah inspired competitions, a lineup of incredible speakers, trainers, and guests, and powerful moments of impactful service.

  • Experience: The Experience team will bring our lounges to life, surprise the Order with insane pop-ups and interactive experiences, and provide unique experiences for special groups of members. The Movement's most creative, innovative, and energized teens will also help us bring BBYO Boulevard to life.

  • Teen Programming: Teen programming is at the heart of BBYO International Convention. This incredible team will work to build, curate, and facilitate Oneg, Limmud, and Separates experiences. This team will act as a role model to inspire and provide real examples to bring home to your communities.

Role Overview

  • Administrative Assistants (Admins): Work closely with the International S’ganim and IC Leadership Team to manage and lead their respective team. Admins should be organized, creative, have an eye for detail, and be able to juggle multiple projects at once. Admins will be expected to host team calls, elevate and provide feedback on experiences, and dedicate 5-7 hours weekly on developing the IC experience. Admins should have experience coaching, leading, managing others, and a strong ability to adapt.

  • Coordinators: Work closely with the International S’ganim and IC Leadership Team to develop their respective experience. Coordinators will serve an important role as the teen voice and should be creative, organized, and have an eye for detail. Coordinators should be ready to dedicate 2-4 hours weekly on creating their experience and excited to execute on site. 

  • Captains: Work closely with their admins and professional partners to support and manage the planning and execution of their respective team. Captains should be organized, creative, and have an eye for detail. Captains will be expected to provide feedback on IC experiences, partner with their admins and committees, and spend 3-5 hours weekly on developing the IC experience.

  • Committees: Work closely with their admins and captains to develop the IC experience within their specific committee. Committee members should be ready to write and execute innovative programs and services, bring energy and excitement to the IC experience, and dedicate 1-3 hours weekly on developing IC programming.