At the international convention for the BBYO youth group last month, several members from the Evergreen Region brought home awards:
Jessica Markowitz won the Anita Perlman BBYO Stand UP Award for her consistent work in trying to improve her community. She performed her community service both individually and through her BBYO chapter. Markowitz joined Kate Reinertson and Hannah Stulberg in receiving the Star of Deborah, which honors B’nai B’rith Girls who have made an outstanding commitment to BBG, have displayed a consistent commitment to the sisterhood, and best exemplify the ideals and principles set forth by BBYO. It is the highest honor a BBG can receive. Kate Reinerson also won the B’nai B’rith Girls’ Eternal Light Recruitment Award, which recognizes girls who have played a significant and lasting part in growing their organization.
Two boys, Robert Franco and Eli Cohen, received one of the most historic and prestigious honors, the Shield of David Award, which recognizes Aleph Zadik Aleph boys who, throughout their tenure in the organization, have displayed outstanding leadership contributions, a consistent commitment to the fraternity, and have consistently participated across all tiers of the order.
Also, in January, Benjamin Starsky, program associate for BBYO’s Evergreen region, received the Arnie Weiner Award, established to honor BBYO professionals for their dedication and hard work to the organization.