International N’siah comes to NWC!

Emily Trotz visits Edmonton & Calgary, Feb. 26-Mar. 4, 2010

As February drew to a close, NWC was privileged to host the International N’siah (president) of the B’nai Brith Girls (BBG), Emily Trotz. While visiting NWC, Emily spent a lot of time observing, as she met with involved parents, local BBYO staff, and Jewish community professionals in both Calgary and Edmonton, to learn about some of the unique features of the two communities, while sharing the work that BBYO is doing at the international level to benefit the local programs on the ground.

Emily attended regional board meetings in Calgary to facilitate the development of long-term planning for local programming and membership retention initiatives; she participated in educational programs to inform and motivate new members to seek broader involvement; and she campaigned for summer program participation, including BBYO’s Passport to the World program which has already begun to attract heightened interest among the local members.

Emily is a dynamic leader with a real passion for the Jewish community, which makes her an excellent role model for Jewish teens here in our community, as well as Jewish teens around the world. We are thrilled that she was able to spend nearly a week in our community, working to help Northwest Canada Region BBYO reach its full potential.