BBYO Teens Compete
Individuals and chapters vie for awards at Regional Convention.
Some 382 BBYO members from
metro Detroit and Windsor compet-
ed for individual and chapter awards
at the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization Regional Convention.
Twenty AZA and BBG chapters vied
in 29 categories.
Regional Convention was held
Dec. 22-26 at the Jewish
Community Center in West
Shapiro and Kishon AZA chapters
tied for "Most Distinguished
Chapter" and Achayot BBG won the
title for a second year in a row.
Kishon was first in talent show with
its "Blues Brothers" routine and
Achayot won talent show for a third
consecutive year with a dance entry.
Shapiro AZA and Genesis BBG
won the "Most Improved Chapter"
awards. Besides competitive events,
BBYO teens participated in a com-
munity service project, making
stuffed bears for Israeli children
injured in terrorist attacks, an initia-
tive of the Michigan Chapter of the
American Red Magen David for
Regional Convention coordinators
were Erick Rosenbloom, 15, of Al
Jolson AZA and Alyse Solomor, 17,
of Ruach BBG.
Convention event winners were:
Art: Jason Lubin, Shapiro AZA;
Eve Weiner, Genesis BBG. Bake
(cakes): Sara Abrin, Brice BBG. Bake
(cookies): Eve Weiner, Genesis BBG.
Banner: Jolson AZA (repeat winner),
Ruach BBG (repeat winner).
Basketball: Shapiro AZA.
Board Game Challenge: Jolson
AZA, Ahavah BBG. Bowling:
Kishon AZA (three-year winner),
Genesis BBG. Cheer: Jolson AZA,
Achayot BBG (repeat winner).
Extemporaneous Writing: Zack Yost,
Kishon AZA; Tammy Ram, Genesis
BBG. Handicrafts: Peter Shear,
Greenberg AZA; Genesis BBG
Literature: Jeff Zeman, Kitzoni
AZA; Julie Swerdlow and Gina
Rozman, Ahavah BBG. Newspaper:
Shapiro AZA, Koach BBG. Oratory:
Adam Horowitz, Shapiro AZA;
Stephanie Sherline, Achayot BBG
(two-time winner); Amy Rothberger,
Photography (black and white):
Jeff Zeman, Kitzoni AZA; Reisa
Shanaman, Achayot BBG.
Photography (color): Jeff Zeman and
Danny Seidman, Kitzoni AZA; Jason
Potach, Kishon AZA; Zara Teicher,
Achayot BBG. Table Tennis (dou-
bles): Greenberg AZA, Achayot BBG
(six-time winner). Table Tennis (sin-
gles): Howie Migdal, Jolson AZA;
Stephanie_Sherline, Achayot BBG
Quiz Bowl: Kishon AZA, Ahavah
BBG (six-time winner). Song:
Kitzoni AZA, Genesis BBG (repeat
winner). Storytelling: Mike Rubyan,
Shapiro AZA; Amy Margolin, Koach
BBG. Swimming (individival): Zach
Devore, Greenberg AZA; Erica
Lewis, Ruach BBG. Swimming
(relay): Kitzoni AZA (three-time
winner), Koach BBG.
Track (individual): Andrew
Yahkind, Kishon AZA; Julie Kaplan,
Ruach BBG. Track (relay):
Greenberg AZA (repeat winner),
Ruach (four-time winner). T-
Shirt/Sweatshirt: Shapiro AZA;
Ahavah BBG (repeat winner) and
Koach BBG. Volleyball: Ruach BBG.
Video: Kishon AZA (five-time win-
For college age through 30-something. This calendar is
published the second and fourth Fridays of the month.
Jan. 10 — Friday, 6 p.m. Hillel of Metro Detroit Eco
Shabbat Dinner at Oak Park JCC. Cost: $10 in
advance. RSVP to Sue Stettner, (313) 577-3459 or
Jan. 12 = Sunday, 12 p.m. Hillel of Metro Detroit
"TUBE"ishvat at the Fridge. Cost: $5. Meet at Max M.
Federation Building at 11 a.m. to carpool. $1 of the cost
for JNF to plant a tree in Israel. RSVP to Brent Yarkin,
(313) 577-3459 or email@example.com
Jan. 13 — Monday, 11 a.m. "Tree Mania" Tu b'Shevat
celebration by Oakland University Hillel Jewish Student
Organization and Hillel of Metro at Fireside Lounge in
the Oakland Student Center. No charge. Contact Lesley
Weiss, (313) 577-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 14 — Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hillel of Metro Detroit
Social Action Planning Meeting. Oak Park JCC. RSVP
to Sue Stettner, (313) 577-3459 or email@example.com
Jan.16 — Thursday, 7 p.m. Oak Park JCC. Young Adult
Division and Hillel Metro Detroit cosponsor "40 Years
Later-Remembering Martin Luther King." With Rabbi
Avi Weinstein and the Rev. Kenneth Flowers. No
charge. RSVP to Jonathan Goldstein, (248) 203-1471 or
Jan. 17 — Friday, 7:30 p.m. Young Adult Division and
Michigan Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
ner), Achayot BBG.
Whirlyball: Shapiro AZA, Ahavah
Honor Roll (entered all contests):
AZA: Greenberg, Jolson, Kishon,
Kitzoni, Shapiro; BBG: Ahavah,
Brice, Genesis, Koach, Ruach,
Most Improved Chapter: Shapiro
AZA, Genesis BBG (three-time win-
Most Distinguished Chapter:
Shapiro and Kishon AZA, Achayot
BBG (repeat winner).
Most Distinguished Chapter hon-
orable mention: Kitzoni AZA;
Ahavah, Ruach, Genesis BBG.
cosponsor Shul Crawl at Birmingham Temple.
Discussion with Rabbi Tamara Kolton, followed by Tu
B'Shevat service. No charge. RSVP to Alaine Waldshan,
(248) 203-1486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 18 — Saturday, 7:45 p.m. Young Adult Division
couples event, "A Night at the Gem" Theatre in Detroit.
Dessert preglow followed by 9 p.m. showing of Shear
Madness. $90 per couple. Located at the Gem Theatre in
Detroit. Limited seating. Contact Jonathan Goldstein,
(248) 203-1471 or email@example.com
Jan. 20 — Monday, 10 am. Hillel of Metro Detroit is
volunteering at "Martin Luther King: A Day On, Not A
Day Off." Meet at Blue Cross Blue Shield, 600 E.
Lafayette, Detroit, to work at one service site. RSVP to
Sue Stettner, (313) 577-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 29 — Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. YAD Bar Nite at the
Lodge in West Bloomfield. Contact Jonathan Goldstein,
(248) 203-1471 or email@example.com
Set For Pittsburgh
Young Jewish leaders from around the country will meet in
Pittsburgh from March 21-23 to learn about issues con-
fronting world Jewry and to learn to combat anti-Israel
The annual event is sponsored by United Jewish
Communities. For information, call Karen Urman,