A fourth generation BBYO member from Memphis, who is the current president of Rose Belz Kriger BBG, has taken her love for the youth organization one step farther - joining BBYO's International Teen Board as new International Sh'licha (vice president of Jewish Heritage) for the 2015-16 programming year.
BBYO Community Engagement Fellow Ryan Ladd witnessed the Student Government Legislative Assembly at The University of Texas at Austin reject a bill calling for the university to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, as a part of the global BDS movement.
“Thank you for changing my life.” That’s what my new Ukrainian friend, Juli Kovaliova, said to me during our last embrace. In a moment filled with the purest sense of emotion, I did not know how to respond. All I could think to say was, “No, thank you. Thank you for changing my life.”
As far as the eye could see were thousands of Israeli flags. Some waved triumphantly in the air, some were wrapped around shoulders or worn like capes, and some were simply held close to the heart.
Over 130 Jewish teens from Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins met at the Denver Jewish Day School to prepare for J-Serve, the International Day of Service for Jewish Teens in April.