Over the weekend of January 29, 350 Jewish teens from throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered together in Hartford for the annual Kallah Winter Convention of BBYO Connecticut Valley Region.
I will never forget the first day that I felt singled out by my religion: standing in my third grade classroom on the first day of Passover, I realized I would have to battle the tray of vanilla cupcakes topped with whipped frosting that my classmate had brought in to celebrate her birthday. Honestly, I hated keeping Passover, but I did it anyway because I was eight and it was just what I did.
From March 4 to 6, Texas Jewish teens from Houston, Austin and San Antonio came together at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Houston Greenway Plaza for BBYO Lonestar Region’s Maccabia Lonestar: Regional Kallah 2016.
Twelve BBYO teen leaders from Nashville were among the 4,000 Jewish youth who attended the recent BBYO International Convention in Baltimore, where they shared insights, met important Jewish thought leaders and philanthropists and helped break the Guiness World Record for the largest Shabbat dinner.