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BBYO

BBYO in Atlanta

New Members: Click here for information on the Greater Atlanta Region BBYO chapter placement.

AZA and BBG have helped shape the lives of its members since 1924. We have a network of over 250,000 alumni, many of whom are leaders in the fields of business, entertainment and politics, and attribute much of their success to the experiences they had in BBYO. As you chart your way through high school, we invite you to join BBYO, where you will find a great group of friends and plenty of opportunities to help build your character, confidence, and social calendar.

We "get" the stress that comes with starting high school, getting into college, and finding a place where you can be yourself. We provide opportunities for you to have fun in a comfortable, inclusive environment where lifelong friendships, skills and value systems are developed and nurtured.

What's great about BBYO is that it's a completely customizable experience. Our renowned leadership offerings empower teens to create and lead their own programs. We also offer opportunities for you to play sports, travel, do community service, and learn more about Jewish heritage.

Regardless of the BBYO path you choose, you'll walk away from BBYO with experiences that will help set you apart on college applications, provide you with a network of Jewish friends, and prepare you for the real world.

BBYO strives to welcome all Jewish teens, regardless of background, denominational affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, including those with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities. Please contact us to learn more.

Meet the BBYO Staff

 

Jody Miller

BBYO and Teens Director
jody.miller@atlantajcc.org
678.812.4082

Jody came to the MJCCA as the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games® Coordinator. Before joining the MJCCA team, Jody was a Youth Educator at Congregation Beth El in Boston, worked for JCCA, and also at Temple Israel of Boston, running professional development programming. Jody grew up spending summers at URJ Camp Coleman and was very involved in NFTY as a teen. Jody attended Indiana University for undergrad and has an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Jody lives in Marietta with her husband, Aaron, and their dog, Sadie and loves traveling with friends, playing board games, and spending time in the great outdoors.

Abby Lesorgen

BBYO Assistant Director
abby.lesorgen@atlantajcc.org
678.812.3899

Abby was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a BS in Communications and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University. After graduation, Abby spent three years at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Orlando running all of their programming for children in kindergarten through tenth grade, including their after school and camp programs. She moved to Atlanta in 2014 and joined the MJCCA as Club J Director, a position she held for two years and then spent several years with MJCCA Day Camps. Abby and her husband, Dave, currently reside in Dunwoody.

Jason Price

BBYO Assistant Director and Barbara & Sanford Orkin Teen Camps Coordinator
jason.price@atlantajcc.org
678.812.3974

Jason has worked with the MJCCA for the past year as the JumpSpark (Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative) Program Manager. Jason's experience with teens was as a Unit Head for URJ Camp Coleman where he trained, supervised, and evaluated 50+ staff members. He was responsible for planning and executing the staff training programs for first-time job holders. Jason also worked as a youth group director for Congregation Children of Israel, where he organized and coordinated group trips and helped the teens create goals to better serve the community. Jason has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of Georgia and is currently working towards his Master's in Business Administration. Prior to joining the MJCCA, Jason was a Sales Consultant at The PulteGroup where he developed and presented recommendations to improve the company’s sale website to increase brand awareness.

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