RPCS Senior Rebecca Sereboff has been elected International N’siah (President) of the 73rd
International Board of the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG). The election was held at the 2017 B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) International Convention (IC)
which was hosted in Dallas, TX, February 16-20. The BBYO IC welcomed thousands of teen leaders, professionals, educators, and alumni from across the world for one of the largest Jewish community events of the year.
“I still don’t believe that this is actually happening,” says Rebecca. “I have never been more humbled and honored in my life. There have only been 72 other young women that have held this position in the history of our organization, and the fact that I have been given the opportunity to join this lineage of women to help shape the Jewish future is the largest honor I have ever held.”
Following her graduation from RPCS in June, Rebecca will travel the world during her one-year term as president—a gap year before college that is fully sponsored by BBYO. She will spend several months connecting with BBYO chapters across the US before traveling abroad to Europe and South America. For Rebecca, visiting Jewish communities around the world is what excites her most about her new role: “I am most looking forward to seeing all of the different Jewish communities that will come with all of the travel next year. I am excited to go to places like the United Kingdom and France, but especially looking forward to traveling to places like Ukraine and Bulgaria where Jews once could not practice openly but are now thriving.”
Rebecca is not new to leadership in the BBYO organization. She has held several positions in her chapter of 60 girls, and has spent two years as President of the Northern Region East: Baltimore Council made up of six different chapters and roughly 300 teens. “I have had so many teachers, mentors, and peers within BBYO and the Baltimore community who have helped me to not only find my voice as a leader but also have helped me to build my confidence and craft to run for this position,” says Rebecca.
As an active, joyful member of our School community, Rebecca also recognizes the influence and support RPCS has provided in her journey: “RPCS has strengthened my capacity to be leader both in and out of the school community. Whether it be group work, public speaking, or a presentation, the opportunities that RPCS has provided have allowed me to build my proficiency and confidence in group settings. However, this is not the only way in which RPCS has helped me to become the leader that I am today. Our school’s philosophy encourages students to become empowered leaders in their community and that has been critical to my development as a leader.”
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