Experience a Summer in the vibrant city of Boston and make a lasting impact on the local community with advocacy experts and professionals who are committed to change.
At IMPACT: Boston you will build relationships with peers and new and diverse communities. You’ll be connected with a local non-profit organization to learn about what they do and how they work. Your efforts on the ground will help you understand the issues facing society and learn ways to address these issues at home through your Chapter or Council/Regional Stand UP campaigns.
The Lappin Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural awards for teen leadership and Israel advocacy to two BBYO teens. Trevor Brown, 18, of Georgetown, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Youth to Israel Jewish Teen Leadership Award. Andrew Jacobson, 17, of Swampscott, will receive the 2015 Youth to Israel Exceptional Teen Israel Advocate Award.
When 2,200 BBYO teens joined forces with 1,000 members of NFTY — the North American Federation of Temple Youth represents the younger cohort of the Reform movement — for a day of joint learning sessions in Atlanta on Feb. 14, Christiansen found that the teens had more in common than he realized.
From Bulgaria to Canada, Argentina to Macedonia, there is an unbelievably diverse Jewish population out there that, despite centuries of assimilation threats and persecution, has formed strong communities that are deeply committed to sustaining Jewish life.