On May 27, 2019, at the Milton Arts Center, 11 teens were installed as the regional board for BBYO New England Region (NER). Activities included installations of the new board, chapter awards, outdoor games and end-of-the-year superlatives. Lunch was included with a barbecue catered by Levine’s Kosher Meat and Deli. Newly elected BBYO NER teens will focus on developing a vision for the region in the coming year, providing leadership and support to chapter leaders in their community and planning new programming, initiatives and events for their peers in the area.

The newly elected board members include: Samara Quintero, 16, Marblehead High School; Joseph Rasamat, 17, Newton South High School (President); Dora Friedman, 17, Winsor School; Amit Fudim, 17, Newton South High School (Vice President of Programming); Abby Avin, 16, Marblehead High School; Josh Erani, 17, Newton South High School (Vice President of Membership); Lila Caplan, 17, Academy at Penguin Hall; Reese Sock, 16, Classical High School (Vice President of Judaism and Community Service); Dora Elice, 17, Moses Brown High School (President of Communication); Isabella London, 15, Marblehead High School (Vice President of Fundraising); and Ben Gribov, 17, Newton South High School (Vice President of Communication and Fundraising).

BBYO NER AZA Regional Board
AZA Regional Board, from left: Ben Gribov, Reese Sock, Josh Erani, Joseph Rasamat and Amit Fudim (Courtesy photo)

The 2019-2020 board of BBYO NER will spend the year leading their region, mentoring their chapter counterparts and planning educational, spiritual and fun programming. Programs teens have led in previous years have included Western Kickoff, Ice Skating Global Shabbat at Warrior Ice Arena and Winter Kallah (Israel-focused programming).

“I’m incredibly excited to begin working with this talented group of incoming teen leaders and to seeing the impact they’ll have in our community,” said Samantha Walsh of BBYO NER. “Their energy and dedication inspires me, and I look forward to a successful year ahead filled with fun, unique and meaningful programs.”

To learn more about BBYO NER, including upcoming events and activities, please contact Samantha Walsh at ner@bbyo.org.

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