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5.24.13 Issue

by Leora Azriel, BBYO/Teen Director

The JCC Campus Pavilion was a great spot to hold the annual BBYO Mr. AZA Omaha, a fundraiser for the Ediar Chapter and BBYO’s Inter-national Service Fund (ISF). The evening netted close to $400 for the members of Ediar.

Spencer is the son of Bart and Brenda Arnold. Spencer will attend Westside High School in the fall and recently joined the AZA #1 chapter during rush programming this Spring.

Sophomore Jake Baron received second place honors and Sophomore Sam Lieb had a strong third place finish. The boys competed in evening wear, where all contestants walked the runway in their own highly personal choices, and a judged question- and-answer portion where their personality and individuality were put to the test.

The judges’ questions were intended to throw some of the contestant’s off their game. “If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?” “What is your best quality?” What is your favorite dance move, show us!” and the crowd favorite, “What reality TV shows would you want to be on and why?”

Sam Lieb said his best features were his flowing hair and toned figure. Jake Baron said Full House and Family Matters would be his favorite reality show pick and Josh Sullivan described his perfect date as chocolate fondue in the park while stargazing. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the good humor and continued laughing hours after the event. Additional contestants were Connor Dietrich and Max Gendler; all did a great job entertaining the audience!

The International Service Fund provides much needed scholarships for BBYO teens to attend leadership training camps, Kallahs, International Convention and much more! Last year’s national efforts raised more than $40,000 to assist over 75 teens internationally.

Those in attendance were reminded of the important work BBYO does to strengthen Jewish teen life and prioritize Tzedakah projects to further their engagement.

Are you a teen who wants to get involved? Are you interested in making new Jewish friends? Then Contact Leora Azriel at 402.334.6404 or