Participants at the Tidewater Jewish community’s 3rd Annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, Oct. 30 demonstrated the benefits of a can-do attitude, working together to strengthen Jewish identity and improve life for those less fortunate.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization chapters in South Florida hosted two "Voice Your Vote" election night parties on Nov. 8 to emphasize the importance of being "game changers," as BBYO teens call themselves, who are teens who are committed to community service.
More than 750 of the world's leading Jewish communal thinkers – all 18 years of age or younger – gathered in Long Branch, New Jersey from Feb. 12-16 for BBYO's largest International Convention (IC) in its 85-year history. IC set the course for the upcoming year, determining strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connecting teens to the Jewish community at large.
Amidst the blaring chimes, dings and electronic noise of a popular arcade, kids managed to give voice to a process in which they are notably silent. For the 130 Jewish children gathered at Dave & Busters, a restaurant and entertainment center located in Homestead, the chance to observe televised results of the presidential election among their peers amounted to an endorsement of a democratic process they hope to join in the near future.
This summer was a special one for members of South Jersey Region BBYO, as many attended programs held in various parts of the country. From leadership training conventions to community service projects, teens came home wanting to make a difference in BBYO and beyond.
On the heels of a successful collaboration with two prominent Jewish camps in Montreal, BBYO is seeking to significantly expand its year-round AZA and BBG programs, while preparing for the launch of its leadership training program at Camp B’nai B’rith of Montreal in the summer of 2018.
Max Alter, from Beachwood High School, and Marni Cantor, from Solon High School, were elected presidents at the Ohio Northern Region BBYO regional conference May 18-22 at Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora.
May was a big month for South Jersey Region BBYO, as the programming year started to wind down. The region held its annual “State of the Region” at the JCC on Sunday, May 7. The 56th Regional Board delivered speeches summarizing the year, highlighting the successes and shortcomings of each position. Many awards were given out throughout the course of the night, and many Alephs and BBGs took one home.