Jack Elice, 17, who attends the Moses Brown School, in Providence, was elected as the international s’gan (international vice president of programming) during the BBYO International Convention 2022, held Feb. 17-21 in Baltimore.
In his new role, Jack, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, will be part of a 12-member international teen board that will help organize BBYO’s vision for the coming year and provide leadership and support to teen leaders in communities throughout the BBYO system.
“I am beyond excited to represent not only New England Region BBYO but the New England Jewish community in its entirety this upcoming year,” Jack said. “BBYO has been an amazing opportunity within my life to strengthen and develop my Jewish identity. I hope to spread that love for BBYO and Judaism to all who will listen in the year to come.”
Fifty teens from the New England area joined thousands of other teens, educators, thought and business leaders, celebrities, political figures and philanthropists from around the world at the in-person gathering.
Jeff Hast, director of the New England Region (Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island), said, “Building resilient Jewish teen leaders is at the core of what we do in BBYO. Each of our teens takes such pride and an active role in their chapters and on a regional level, and it shows with their elections to BBYO’s international board.
“We are so excited to see Jack impact the lives of BBYO teens all over the world, execute his vision for next year and continue to empower teens to leave their mark on Jewish history. We know he will help to create meaningful teen programming not only here locally, but all over the country and world, including leading next year’s International Convention 2023, in Dallas.”
BBYO, the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, aspires to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.
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