Fifty-one teens from BBYO’s Wisconsin region attended the BBYO International Convention 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s convention was held Feb. 15-19.
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences, according to a news release.
The teens joined more than 5,000 Jewish teen leaders, educators and others from around the nation and 36 countries. This made it one of the largest Jewish communal leadership events in North America and the largest gathering of Jewish teen leaders worldwide, according to the release.
The BBYO International Convention has seen attendance growth of 257 percent since 2012, according to a news release. Among the speakers who addressed the convention were Aly Raisman, world champion gymnast, and Omer Barlev, member of the Israeli Knesset. The weekend also included nearly 60 direct service projects and leadership labs at sites throughout the Orlando area.
Their names of Wisconsin Region participants, in alphabetical order, are Jordan Arenzon, Mia Buchband, Celia Buchband, Lauren Cayle, Steven Dorf, Talia Eiseman, Eli Eiseman, Ethan Ellerbrock, Sarah Fleming, Jacob Florsheim, Seth Friedman, Sophie Gilbert, Josh Glazer, Josh Gottlieb, Sam Griswold, Gabriel Guralnick, Bennett Hermanoff, Benji Joseph, Max Katz, Andrew Kazan, Ben Kleiman, Evan Kleiner, Mara Kleinerman, Hannah Kolsky, Sam Komisar, Jackson Levin, Jordan Levy, Teah Marks, Ryan Maxon, Jessica Mazin, Liam McLean, Rachel Miller, Daniel Moser, Morgan Orenstein, Ari Papermaster, Jack Ruvin, Justin Sadoff, Adam Sadoff, Jason Scheuer, Ethan Schlesinger, Sophie Schnoll, Lindsey Scribner, Sheldon Shister, Justin Sinykin, Taylor Steinberger, Autumn Stelzer, Blair Wales, Hayden Wasserman, Herschey Winkelman, Grant Winston and Eli Winter.