DC Council

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DC Council #54 is the largest council in Northern Region East BBYO. It covers Montgomery County, MD; Howard County, MD; Prince Georges County, MD; and Washington, D.C.

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[edit] Chapters and Important People

[edit] Chapters

DC Council has more than 1000 registered members in 11 AZA chapters, 9 BBG chapters, and two BBYO (coed) chapters:

AZA:

BBG:


BBYO:

Special Needs:

DC Council also has a Teen Connection program for 7th and 8th graders.

[edit] Council Staff



[edit] 2013-14 Council Boards

AZA:

  • Godol Jacob Brown (Lantos AZA)
  • S'gan Adam Vinner (Simon Atlas AZA)
  • Moreh Chad Gruzin (Simon Atlas AZA)
  • Mazkir Cole Margol (Abe Pollin AZA)
  • Gizbor Danny Kobren (Max Cowan AZA)
  • Shaliach Ethan Steinberg (Melech AZA)
  • Sopher Max Byer (Lantos AZA)

BBG:

  • N'siah Daniella Byck (Beshert BBG)
  • S'ganit Sydney Soroka (Ahavah BBG)
  • MIT Mom Rachel Casper (Beth Kadima BBG)
  • Shlicha Bailey Dinman (Beshert BBG)
  • Mazkirah Emily Kader (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • Gizborit Ronit Feifer (Nava BBG)

[edit] 2012-13 Council Boards

AZA:

  • Godol Brandon Myers (Melech AZA)
  • S'gan Jacob Brown (Lantos AZA)
  • Moreh Samuel Rubin (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • Mazkir Eric Fleishman (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • Gizbor Ross Davis (Melech AZA)
  • Shaliach Josh Studley (Herzl AZA)
  • Sopher Jordan Pories (Melech AZA)

BBG:

[edit] 2011-12 Council Boards

AZA:

  • Godol Jonathan Block (Simon Atlas AZA)
  • S'gan Robert Fertig (Brandeis AZA)
  • Moreh Daniel Fanaroff (Einstein AZA)
  • Mazkir Benjy Sokobin (Brandeis AZA)
  • Gizbor Joey Kader (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • Shaliach Sam Rubin (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • Sopher Daniel Hamburg (Brandeis AZA)

BBG:

[edit] 2010-11 Council Boards

AZA:

  • Godol CJ Argue (Oseh Shalom BBYO)
  • S'gan Aaron Katz (Einstein AZA)
  • Moreh Jeff Hilnbrand (Melech AZA)
  • Mazkir Jonathan Block (Simon Atlas AZA)
  • Gizbor Lucas Lendenbaum (Melech AZA)
  • Shaliach Jake Sorrells (Melech AZA)
  • Sopher Daniel Hamburg (Brandies AZA)

BBG:

  • N'siah Sarah Jaffe (N'Shama BBG)
  • S'ganit Amanda Vinner (Beshert BBG)
  • MIT Mom Emily Galfond (Beshert BBG)
  • Shlicha Allison Van Wye (Beth Kadima BBG)
  • Mazkirah Julia Sklaver (Beth Kadima BBG)
  • Gizborit Talia Katz (Beth Kadima BBG)

[edit] Council Events

  • Annual Gala

Held in early November. The major fundraiser for DC Council. The Phil Berg BBYO Distinguised Alumni Award is presented to a distinguished alum of DC Council, and many parents, alumni, and local philanthropists attend. In 2005 at the innaugural gala, journalist Carl Bernstein was given the award and over $75,000 was raised to support DC Council.

  • Sweetheart/Heartthrob (SH/HT)

Held the day before Thanksgiving. SH/HT is DC Council's semi-formal dance which focuses around the introduction of the newly-elected Sweethearts and Heartthrobs of each chapter. Traditionally, the previous year's alumni come towards the end of the dance to visit.

  • AZAA Football

Held in the fall. DC Council's AZA chapters compete against one another in a two-hand-touch football league.

  • BBG Shabbat

Held in the fall. DC Council's BBGs celebrate shabbat simultaneously with all other BBGs in the international order, and build sisterhood while spending the night at the JCC.

  • AZAA Basketball

Held in the winter/spring. DC Council's AZA chapters compete against one another in a 5-on-5 basketball league.

  • BBG Spirit Day

Held in January. DC Council's BBG chapters compete against one another in competitions judging their spirit, creativity, and talents.

  • Frat Shabbat

Held in the spring. DC Council's AZAs celebrate shabbat simultaneously with all other AZAs in the international order, and build fraternity while camping at Little Bennett Regional Park.

  • AZAA Ultimate

Held in the spring. DC Council's AZA chapters compete against one another in a 8-on-8 ultimate frisbee league.

  • Council Convention

Held in late April/early May. Council Convention is where the council boards are elected. Outgoing seniors who have qualified recive Council Life Membership, and speak about their BBYO experiences in a sacred ceremony called lifetimes.

  • DC Council Awards Night

Held in late May. DC Council members and chapters recieve awards and scholarships.

[edit] Home of:

  • Mascot: Donald Duck
  • Colors: Blue and Yellow
  • Newspaper: "The DC Duckline"
  • The 05-06 International AZAA Chairman Neil Fanaroff and the 05-06 International Teen Connection Chairman Morie "Bo" Newman.
  • International Shaliach Mike Rosenberg (2008-2009)
  • International Morah Ilana Avergun (2009-2010)
  • International S'gan Daniel Cooper (2010-2011)
  • International Morah Orli Berman (2010-2011)
  • International Sh'licha Allison Van Wye (2011-2012)
  • International Shaliach Jake Sorrells (2011-2012)
  • International Mazkirah Talia Katz (2011-2012)
  • International S'ganit Maya Guthman (2013-2014)
  • International Mazkirah Sofie Jacobs (2013-2014)

[edit] Council Website

Currently, DC Council does not have a website, but is working on one.

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