Thank you to the many volunteers, host families, teens, lay leaders, and staff who made Operation Host City a huge success! We’re excited for BBYO International Convention (IC) to begin and look forward to one of the largest gatherings of Jewish teens worldwide right here in our community.
Operation Host City by the numbers:
- 700 teens attended the IC Glow Party on Saturday night at the Bindeman Center
- 300 people attended Monday night’s ICDC@JCC: A Community Dessert Reception to Launch International Convention
- 300 teens from Northern Region East are attending IC
- 150 volunteers from the local community were recruited to work at IC this week
- 60 members of the non-North American delegation (teens & staff) arrived ahead of IC to spend time in our community
- 28 local families hosted members of the non-North American delegation
- 18 different countries are represented by the non-North American delegation
- 1 bag lost upon arrival
Thanks again to everyone for your incredible efforts leading up to the start of the convention!