Mike Steklof has been named regional director of BBYO’s Ohio Northern Region.

Steklof began his duties Aug. 31.

 “During my past four years as city director of Louisville BBYO, I have loved working with teens to develop meaningful programs,” he said. “I am excited to work to develop teens’ leadership ability and to help them develop their Jewish identity.”  

“My goal is to grow the BBYO program in the Ohio Northern Region and engage more teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.”

Steklof grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and attended the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in Judaic studies, history and sociology and a Master of Arts Degree in women’s studies. While in Albany, he was the youth director at a Reform and then a Conservative synagogue and spent summers working at Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind., and the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp George in Seguin, Ontario, Canada.

Steklof is a recent graduate of the ninth cohort of the Jewish Community Centers of North America’s Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship. 

Steklof lives in Cleveland Heights.

He replaces Brian Innenberg, who left earlier this year.

Lindsey Rosenberg is senior regional director of the Ohio Northern Region.

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