Top row: L to R: Boaz Woolf, Olivia Schwartz, Patricia Froshin, Hannah Froshin, Emma Goldberg, Andrew Biller, Bottom row L to R: Lilly Lapidus, Gavin Schwartz, Max Mittelberg, Alexander Averbuch
Nashville BBYO teens attended the Delta Region Spring Convention in Memphis April 21-23. The teens enjoyed a Friday night Shabbat service, a speaker series featuring Orthodox Jewish rapper, Yitz Jordan, and a sports day at Temple Israel. Members also participated in a J-Serve activity led by Adina Lichman who runs the non-profit, Knock Knock Give a Sock. Many teens contributed to planning convention and led programming throughout the weekend. Andrew Biller and Alexander Averbuch were both on the steering committee and helped with various logistical and programming needs during the convention.
On Saturday evening, a banquet was held, and several teens were honored with awards. Athens of the South AZA godol (president), Andrew Biller, won “AZA of Year” which is a prestigious award bestowed upon a member who upholds the values and ideals of Aleph Zadik Aleph. The banquet Saturday evening was followed by a Block Party that included a silent disco, NBA watch party, karaoke, and special programming for seniors.
Regional elections took place Sunday where Nashville natives, Max Lapidus and Max Mittelberg, were elected to the regional board. Max Lapidus will serve Delta Region as Godol and Max Mittelberg will serve as Shaliach for the 2023-2024 term. Additionally, Nashville is also home to both the Regional Sweetheart, Lilly Lapidus, and the Regional Beau, Gavin Schwartz.
For more information on joining BBYO (grades 8-12), please contact Rebecca Moriarty at RMoriarty@bbyo.org