2020-2021

INTERNATIONAL
LEADERSHIP NETWORK

NETWORKS, COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES, AND EXPERIENCES

About the International Leadership Network (ILN)

The Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls lead, manage, and support the
Movement’s teen leadership and membership via the International Leadership Network (ILN). The ILN is the core of the Movement
around the world—it builds, shapes, and leverages the power of AZA & BBG and Jewish teens worldwide.

Learn about the different areas of the ILN and explore current opportunities that exist below. New opportunities to serve on the ILN will pop up on the Lead Hub throughout the year. The largest wave of opportunities open in June. See who is currently serving on the ILN leadership team for this school year.

The Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph & International Board of the B'nai B'rith Girls

Networks

Groups of teens with similar leadership responsibilities.

N
etworks have regular
communication to support Movement goals and growth. Every officer is a part of a Counterpart Network.

★ Elected

Explore Networks

Committees

Groups with a defined
purpose and clear outcomes.

Committees work to plan events, mobilize the Movement, work toward a shared cause, or explore a topic together.

★ Appointed or Selected

Explore Opportunities

Task Forces

Temporary groups focused on a specific priority.

Task Forces exist to explore new ideas, give feedback, or mobilize around projects that will be identified by the group.

★ Appointed or Selected

Explore Opportunities

Experiences

Experiences unite groups of teens in-person for travel, education, and exchanges.

Experiences are everything from Ambassadors journeys to representing BBYO at
conferences and gatherings.

★ Selected

Explore Opportunities

If there’s something you’re interested in doing that you don’t see on here, let us know. We love hearing new ideas and finding ways for you to use BBYO as a platform for good. We believe that every member can add unique value to enhance our Order and the global Jewish community. We need your help to make that happen.

Meet the International Leadership Network (ILN)

96th Grand Board of the Aleph Zadik Aleph & 76th 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 55+ countries forward while supporting more than 725 chapters to be the strongest homes they can be for Jewish teens worldwide.

Ben

Cohen

Central Region West

96th Grand Aleph Godol

Jared

Wilen

South Jersey

96th Grand Aleph S'gan

Chase

Flagel

Greater Atlanta

30th Grand Aleph Moreh

Berk

Eraltan

Turkey

96th Grand Aleph Mazkir

Daniel

Pearlman

Eastern: North Carolina

32nd Grand Aleph Shaliach

Jake

Lazar

Rocky Mountain

3rd Grand Aleph Gizbor

Maya

Zucker

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

76th Anita M. Perlman International N'siah

Abbie

Johnson

Evergreen

76th International S'ganit

Elana

Rubanenko

Ohio Northern

29th International Aym Ha'Chaverot

Zoe

Sher

Mid-America: Kansas City

76th International Mazkirah

Kelly

Fagel

Great Midwest

32nd International Sh'licha

Emma

Rosman

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

3rd International Gizborit

Aleph Engagement Task Force

This task force is working with Alephs and BBYO professionals to advance BBYO's engagement, recruitment, hosting, and program strategies to reach, inspire, and involve more Jewish teen males. This committee is managed by our Grand Aleph Godol and Grand Aleph Moreh. Learn more about the Presidents Network and Morim Network.

All Abilities Inclusion Task Force

The All Abilities Inclusion Task Force is working to create programs and resources for communities with a focus on people of all abilities, lead planning for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (February), promote BBYO participation in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Tess

Rittenberg

Rocky Mountain

All Abilities Inclusion Task Force Chair

Perri

Schwartz

Greater Atlanta

All Abilities Inclusion Task Force Chair

Benjamin

Steinberg

Lake Ontario

All Abilities Inclusion Task Force Chair

BBYO Voice Your Vote Field Organizing Corps

The BBYO Voice Your Vote Field Organizing Corps is working to organize, mobilize, and plan to get teens, and folks of all ages, registered to vote in the US 2020 Election on November 3rd. Through innovative programming, resource development, and relevant speaker engagements, the Voice Your Vote Field Organizing Corps is helping teens become more aware of the issues surrounding the election.

Elana

Abrams

Manhattan

Northeast Field Organizing Corps Captain

Josh

Elkin

Wisconsin

Midwest Field Organizing Corps Captain

Audrey

Feld

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Field Organizing Corps Captain

Abby

Kaufman

Mid-America: Omaha

Midwest and Southeast Field Organizing Corps Captain

Yael

Schuller

North Texas Oklahoma

Southwest Field Organizing Corps Captain

Ellia

Torkian

Pacific Western

West Coast Field Organizing Corps Captain

Jacob

Wendler

Greater Jersey Hudson River

Northeast Field Organizing Corps Captain

BBYO On Demand Team

The BBYO On Demand Team runs the rapidly expanding hub that BBYO On Demand is, which offers various ways to share ideas, learn, laugh, watch TV, make music, challenge each other, make the world a better place, celebrate all that we are, and have a great time while doing it. The team is working to engage teens with exciting content, featured guests, incredible speakers and entertainers, and most importantly, other Jewish teens.

Lihee

Freeman

Greater Atlanta

Video Manager

Avi

Gorodetski

Northern Region East: DC

Alumni Content Manager

Ian

Hammer

Mid-America: Kansas City

On Demand Editor in Chief

Abby

Kaufman

Mid-America: Omaha

Hype Squad Lead

Mandi

Kurtz

Nassau Suffolk

On Demand Editor in Chief

Sabrina

Lewin

Argentina

Arts and Music Content Manager

Sam

Loiterstein

Mid-America: St. Louis

Sports Content Manager

Kiara

Matzkin

Argentina

Global Connectivity Content Manager

Ari

Meyer

Northern Region East: DC

Hype Squad Lead

Vadim

Pinegin

Latvia

Global Connectivity Content Manager

Dani

Portnoy

Northern Region East: DC

Video Manager

Rachel

Rossman

Greater Jersey Hudson River

Senior Class of 2021 Content Manager

Ian

Roundtree

Mid-America: St. Louis

Esports Content Manager

Alexa

Scotti

Nassau Suffolk

Pop Culture Content Manager

Drew

Selig

North Florida

Food Content Manager

Sigi

Shure

Great Midwest

Current Events Content Manager

Itai

Umansky

Uruguay

Global Connectivity Content Manager

Nathan

Zakim

Connecticut Valley

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Content Manager

Climate Crisis Task Force

The Climate Crisis Task Force is committed to building a more sustainable future through advocacy, education, and international organizing. The Task Force is working to make BBYO programs more environmentally friendly and advocates for the protection of the Earth's environment and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Claudia

Sachs

Eastern: Virginia

Climate Crisis Task Force Chair

Maddie

Fellner

Greater Atlanta

Climate Crisis Task Force Chair

CLTC Hype Squad

The CLTC Hype Squad is working to get the most teens, ever, to a Chapter Leadership Training Conference this summer 2021. Through exciting programming, calling parties, rallying calls, and excitement, this committee is dedicated to CLTC 2021. This committee is managed by our International Morim. Learn more about the Morim Network here.

Eastern European Council

This team of 10 European teens is working on bringing the Eastern European community together through various initiatives, projects, and activities. Striving to make the far-reaching community more cohesive, each council member is serving as an ambassador from their local communities to the Eastern European community.

Angel

Andreev

Bulgaria

Council Member

Elizabeth

Berman

Estonia

Council Member

Alp

Cen

Turkey

Council Member

David

Rubin

Balkans: Slovakia

Council Member

Andrey

Starovoytov

Lithuania

Council Member

Olivera

Stefanovic

Balkans: Serbia

Council Member

Daniel

Szekely

Hungary

Council Member

Mary

Tashlik

Latvia

Council Member

Zuzanna

Wiewióra

Poland

Council Member

Explore Israel Committee

The Explore Israel Committee (EIC) is serving as a hub of idea generation, open conversation, and resource collection to bring Israel awareness and dialogue to the AZA & BBG experience around the world. Through small group work in Chevrutah on passion projects, the EIC is elevating the frequency and strengthens the content of Israel-centric programming.

Ella

Kotok

Northern Region East: DC

Explore Israel Committee Chair

Mateo

Levin

Manhattan

Explore Israel Committee Chair

Gamechanger Granting Committee

Gamechanger Grants are a crucial tool to help us create exciting and innovative chapter programs and grow our chapters. The Gamechanger Granting Committee is working to delegate funds, coach chapters to meet (and surpass!) their goals, and meet weekly to raise the bar for chapter program excellence across the Movement. This committee is managed by our International Gizborim. Learn more about the Gizborim Network and Gamechanger Grants.

Jasper

Bernstein

Northern Region East: DC

Program Coach

Hannah

Cantor

Rocky Mountain

Program Coach

Scotty

Dunn

Greater Atlanta

Program Coach

Jared

Simon

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Program Coach

Ben

Talesnik

Northern Region East: Baltimore

Program Coach

Amanda

Wendler

Greater Jersey Hudson River: Central

Program Coach

Genocide Education Comittee

This committee is working to advocate for, support, and endorse Holocaust and genocide education legislation on state and local levels, as well create resources for all Alephs and BBGs to use in their home communities and beyond to advocate and educate about genocide awareness and the Holocaust.

Taylor

Levy

North Texas Oklahoma

Genocide Education Committee Chair

Sam

Loiterstein

Mid-America: St. Louis

Genocide Education Committee Chair

Global Leadership Academy

The Global Leadership Academy (GLA) prepares an elite cohort of Jewish teens from around the world with marketable leadership skills and experiences that are transferable throughout their lives. Learn more about the Global Leadership Academy and check out our current 2020-2021 cohort here.

LGBTQ+ Task Force

The LGBTQ+ Task Force is working tocreate tools for communities to facilitate conversations and programs with a focus on LGBTQ+, lead the planning of BBYO Global Pride (June), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Bri

Rotker

Northern Region East: DC

LGBTQ+ Task Force Chair

Elliot

Schenck

Nassau Suffolk

LGBTQ+ Task Force Chair

Marcel

Szablowski

Poland

LGBTQ+ Task Force Chair

Maccabi Tzair Ambassadors

The Macabi Tzair Ambassadorship is a unique and exclusive cohort of Israeli teen leaders that are working year-round on building and expanding the Macabi Tzair and BBYO relationship, learning about Global Jewry and gaining necessary leadership skills. The team is working on ongoing community projects, leading and planning for Movement Initiatives, meeting with BBYO delegations, and writing for the Shofar.

Noam

Alterman

Maccabi Tzair: Kfar Shmuel

Ambassador

Roei

Bar

Maccabi Tzair: Zichron Yaacov

Ambassador

Marom

Cohen

Maccabi Tzair: Ness Ziona

Ambassador

Tamir

Cohen

Maccabi Tzair: Gedera

Ambassador

Ella

Davidovitch

Maccabi Tzair: Ness Ziona

Ambassador

Lital

Enzwaig

Maccabi Tzair: Natanya

Ambassador

Usha

Goldshmit

Maccabi Tzair: Hadera

Ambassador

Or

Hagag

Maccabi Tzair: Kiryat Gat

Ambassador

Ido

Israeli

Maccabi Tzair: Rishon Lezion West

Ambassador

Aviv

Kanner

Maccabi Tzair: Kfar Shmuel

Ambassador

Agam

Kelman

Maccabi Tzair: Nili

Ambassador

Roni

Maman

Maccabi Tzair: Gedera

Ambassador

Keren

Mittler

Maccabi Tzair: Ramat Gan

Ambassador

Yuval

Niseyeve

Maccabi Tzair: Hadera

Ambassador

Itay

Riven

Maccabi Tzair: Rishon Lezion

Ambassador

Shani

Ron

Maccabi Tzair: Bat Yam

Ambassador

Omri

Shopen

Maccabi Tzair: Gedera

Ambassador

Adar

Tabo

Maccabi Tzair: Beer Shevah

Ambassador

Shenhav

Uzan

Maccabi Tzair: Petahia-Pedaia

Ambassador

Shir

or Arbuz

Maccabi Tzair: Rishon Lezion West

Ambassador

Maimonides Moot Court Competition Team

Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) is a program for high school students to grapple with modern ethical challenges through a prism of Jewish legal tradition. The BBYO team is working to bring home this year’s trophy through debate and discussion.

Emma-Rose

Blacher

South Africa

Team Member

Sol

Fiterman

Argentina

Team Member

Lilla

Fleischmann

South Africa

Team Member

Zoe

Green

Pacific Western

Team Member

Lior

Kolman

South Africa

Team Member

Noah

Leibowitz

South Africa

Team Member

Mateo

Levin

Manhattan

Team Member

Michaela

Perkel

South Africa

Team Member

Aiden

Sack

South Africa

Team Member

Miriam

Schwitzer

North Texas Oklahoma

Team Member

Drew

Selig

North Florida

Team Member

Ivy

Seligman

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Team Member

Naomi

Tamir

Germany

Team Member

Danielle

Zaslansky

South Africa

Team Member

Membership Task Force

The Membership Task Force is working to identify and help execute on building stronger pipelines and growing membership locally and throughout the order with a focus on North America and lead monthly events, rallies, trainings, or info sessions on BBYO On Demand. This committee is managed by our International Morim. Learn more about the Morim Network here.

Mental Health Task Force

The Mental Health Task Force is working to create tools for communities to facilitate conversations and programs with a mental health focus, lead the planning of Mental Health Awareness Month (May), and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Chloë

Deitelzweig

Delta

Mental Health Task Force Chair

Benjamin

Weiner

Northern Region East: DC

Mental Health Task Force Chair

Press Corps

The Press Corps captures stories from around the Movement to provide ongoing updates for The Shofar: The International Newsletter of AZA & BBG, helps build BBYO’s brand, and celebrates initiatives, campaigns, and events from around the Order. You may see members from this team running around at events taking photos, posting on social media, filming videos, and documenting our experiences in any way possible.

Hannah

Alper

Lake Ontario

News Anchor

Clementine

Assayag

France

Editor-In-Chief

Gillian

Beck

Lake Ontario

Editor-In-Chief

Jenna

Bloom

Northern Region East: DC

Hub Manager

Max

Coppola

Nassau Suffolk

News Anchor

Andrew

Daitch

North Texas Oklahoma

News Anchor

Ori

Gal

Central Region West

Editor-In-Chief

Alix

Gilkarov

Austria

Hub Manager

Jack

Goldman

Northern Region East: Baltimore

News Anchor

Abigail

Lev

Nassau Suffolk

Editor-In-Chief

Benji

Lookatch

Wisconsin

Editor-In-Chief

Ruby

Mendelson

Northern Region East: DC

News Anchor

Leo

Necheles

Great Midwest

Hub Manager

Elena

Rubens Goldfarb

Northern Region East: DC

Hub Manager

Mia

Scaliter

Argentina

News Anchor

Jenna

Shaps

Kentucky Indiana Ohio

News Anchor

Dylan

Shefman

Michigan

TikTok Manager

Zach

Traum

Manhattan

News Anchor

Solana

Wainstein

Argentina

Hub Manager

Abby

Wallach

Mid-America: St. Louis

TikTok Manager

Racial Justice Education Task Force

The Racial Justice Education Task Force is working towards both educating and providing tangible action steps for the Movement to take regarding the injustices that the Black community, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) face across the world. This includes (but won’t be limited to): creating actively anti-racist BBYO environments, formalizing BBYO’s support through written legislation, educating on voter suppression, providing teens with opportunities to learn from professionals, and lifting the voices of BIPOC. This committee is managed by our Grand Aleph Shaliach and International Gizborit. Learn more about the Sh'lichim Network and the Gizborim Network.

Rise UP Task Force

The Rise UP Task Force is working to establish Rise UP as a Movement priority by building programming resources, launching the Rise UP website, and continuing to combat anti-Semitism. The Task Force will work with professionals in the Jewish community to lift the voices of Jewish teens and speak out against anti-Semitism.

Josh

Elkin

Wisconsin

Rise UP Task Force Chair

Dani

Koplin

Manhattan

Rise UP Task Force Chair

Standing Up for Upstanders Task Force

COVID-19 has affected so many people around the world, but we can’t forget about the people who risk their lives and their health for strangers every day. It’s time that we give back to them and thank them for all that they do. The Standing Up for Upstanders Task Force is a cohort of leaders who drive how we as a Movement can respond to the COVID crisis by raising money, building service projects, and hosting programs on BBYO On Demand.

Hadassah

Sternfeld

Eastern: Southeast

Standing Up for Upstanders Task Force Chair

Summer Coordinators

Serving as a BBYO Summer Coordinator is a huge honor and comes with a high degree of dedication and responsibility. This year, more than ever before, the summer coordinators must inspire the future leaders of our order. Summer Coordinators are working to innovate, recruit, program, and mobilize the movement to get excited for the best summer yet.

Hannah

Alper

Lake Ontario

CLTC 3 Coordinator

Berk

Eraltan

Turkey

ILTC Coordinator

Kelly

Fagel

Great Midwest

Kallah Coordinator

Chase

Flagel

Greater Atlanta

CLTC 1 Coordinator

Abby

Kraden

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

CLTC 2 Coordinator

Michelle

Mally

Miami

CLTC 4 Coordinator

Lawrence

Osher

Nassau Suffolk

CLTC 3 Coordinator

Daniel

Pearlman

Eastern: North Carolina

Kallah Coordinator

Elana

Rubanenko

Ohio Northern

CLTC 5 Coordinator

Sam

Schulman

Eastern: North Carolina

CLTC 4 Coordinator

Zoe

Sher

Mid-America: Kansas City

ILTC Coordinator

Abby

Wallach

Mid-America: St. Louis

CLTC 1 Coordinator

Ethan

Weisblatt

Lonestar

CLTC 2 Coordinator

Kyle

York

Gold Coast

CLTC 5 Coordinator

Virtual Shabbat Task Force

The Virtual Shabbat Task Force is working to plan and implement virtual Shabbat and Havdalah programs. This team is working together to create multiple Shabbat and Havdalah experiences throughout the year that highlight different global communities and offer experiences that represent BBYO’s pluralistic approach to Judaism.

Ariella

Golden

Mountain

AZA & BBG Virtual Shabbat Coordinator

Jack

White

Northern Region East: DC

AZA & BBG Virtual Shabbat Coordinator

Kaylee

Zaveduk

Great Midwest

AZA & BBG Virtual Shabbat Coordinator

Wellness Task Force

The Wellness Task Force is working to create tools for communities to facilitate conversations and programs with a wellness focus, build and run virtual and in-person Zen Zone experiences, and lead monthly discussions, events, trainings, and interviews on BBYO On Demand.

Lilly

Fox

Northern Region East: DC

Wellness Task Force Chair

Anna

Schulman

New England

Wellness Task Force Chair