Keeping PACE: March 2022 Edition

April 7, 2022
Jared Wilen

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

Class of 2021

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Hey AZA and BBG! 

Excited to kick off Keeping Pace — the official blog of the Grand Aleph Godol and International N'siah — where I update you on where in the world I’ve been! After an incredible IC, I took a week off so I hit the road again on March 1st where I headed to CVR, for a visit centered around their Winter Convention. From a hypnotist to incredible programming, I had a great time with Connecticut Valley.

I then traveled from Connecticut Valley to ONR, where I had a blast! Having attended ONR’s AIT/MIT, let me just say, the future of ONR is bright. It was a privilege to watch 40 Alephs be inducted into AZA, and be able to teach one of the most sacred AZA songs, Up You Men.

After a great week in Cleveland, I took a bus to Detroit, where I spent a week with Michigan Region. I want to shout out Hank Greenberg AZA for having me at their Chapter Retreat Weekend – it was a blast. After the weekend, I held a roundtable with all the chapter presidents, met with the regional board, and hung with teens in Michigan in their regional offices.

After Michigan, I spent time in Washington DC at BBYO’s DC Hub working with colleagues on different priorities and projects.

I'm currently writing this from my latest visit in Israel with Maccabi Tzair! I'll share all about the visit in my next update. If you don’t already, make sure to follow me on Instagram @azagodol to keep up with #WheresWilen, and I’ll see y’all next time!

Jared Wilen is an Aleph from South Jersey Region and is the 97th Grand Aleph Godol.

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