BBYO celebrates director’s 13 years of service with a virtual “Bat Mitzvah”

by | Sep 5, 2014 | What’s Happening

through November

Ellen Goldstein has served the BBYO Eastern Region of North Carolina and Southern Virginia’s Jewish communities for the past 13 years as BBYO Eastern Region’s regional director. Now, BBYO would like to honor and celebrate the impact she has had on the 10,000 Jewish teens in these communities whose connection to Jewish life would not have been the same without her. All are invited to join the celebration.

“BBYO brought Judaism into my own life in a way I had never experienced before,” says Goldstein. “It made me want to help others have that experience, especially that one Jewish teen in a community with a small Jewish population. Going to an event with 250 others just like them is crucial to showing what it’s like to be part of the greater Jewish community.”

Since Goldstein began, Eastern Region has nearly doubled in size. “When I see BBYO alumni who I worked with as teens, raising their children Jewishly, they tell me that they cherish BBYO and want it to be around for their kids. These are the moments when I know I’m doing something important.”

All gifts made in honor of Goldstein’s BBYO Bat Mitzvah Year in the fall of 2014 will go directly to supporting the programs and experiences she has so carefully overseen for 13 years in BBYO Eastern Region.

For more information, contact Sara Rose Gorfinkel, BBYO regional director of the Friends and Alumni Network (FAN), at 301-348-3789 or