Ninety-three teens from the Greater Orlando area, along with 11,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, participated in a day of community service and improvement projects as they took part in J‑Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service.
More than 65 Nashville-area Jewish teens par participated in a day of community service and improvement projects as part of J-Serve, the 11th annual International Day of Jewish Youth Service on April 19th, 2015.
Two years ago, Todd Kay started a golf tournament to raise funds for BBYO’s Ohio Northern Region. Kay, senior regional director of BBYO’s ONR, died Jan. 26 at age 37, and the event has been renamed in his memory.
To mark Yom Hashoah—the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. Re’ut led their own Holocaust Remembrance Service at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah- Beth Israel inSewell, taking a chance to lead their synagogue and opening it to BBYO members.
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.”