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.
On October 11, more than 150 BBYO alumni and entertainment industry professionals joined together at BBYO's first annual Los Angeles Gala where the Inspiration Award was presented by Garry Marshall to Henry Winkler for his dedication to the Jewish community throughout his more than 30-year career in the entertainment industry.