Austin Teen Named BBYO International N’siah
Kolodney awards the International Spirit Cup to the B’nai B’rith Girls of Argentina at the 2019 International Convention in Denver, Colorado.
By Rebecca Prager
Austin BBYO teen Emily Kolodney, a senior at Liberal Arts and Science Academy, has been elected the organization’s 75th International N’siah at the organization’s International Convention in Denver, Colorado, in February.
Kolodney will essentially serve as president of B’nai B’rith Girls, BBYO’s membership program for girls, and as a global ambassador for Jewish teens around the world. On her gap year, Kolodney will travel to dozens of countries meeting with thousands of Jewish teens to learn about their communities and help them grow their connection to Judaism.
This incredibly coveted honor was once held by Shalom Austin CEO Rabbi Daniel Septimus when he served as Grand Aleph Godol of BBYO International’s AZA from 1997 to 1998. ■
To view Kolodney’s video platform for candidacy, visit azabbg.bbyo.org/candidate/emily-kolodney.