Austin Teen Elected to International BBYO Board

Austin Teen Elected to International BBYO Board

The B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) International Convention draws over 3,000 teens from 36 countries, for sessions led by peers, educators, thought and business leaders, celebrities, political figures and philanthropists. BBYO calls it one of the largest Jewish communal leadership events in North America, and the single-largest gathering of Jewish teen leaders worldwide.

At the convention in Orlando, FL, Austin's own Emily Kolodney, was elected BBYO's International S'ganit (Women's Vice President). Kolodney is an 11th grader at Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA), and she is very dedicated to the organization. She has served as Chapter Gizborit (Treasurer), S’ganit (VP), and N’siah (President) for Austin's Ra’naan BBG, as well as S’ganit and current N’siah for Lonestar Regional Board, representing over 900 teens from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

"We cannot wait to see what Emily will continue to strive for and achieve for the 80,000+ Jewish teens from 34 countries across the world," said Rebecca Prager, Austin BBYO Director. ■

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