The entire Jewish community must face the multi-faceted challenge of engaging our youth. Our collective Jewish future depends on it. No single approach, organization, funder or community will succeed if we do not think and act differently than in the past. That’s why we are flying across the country from California to attend the Summit on Jewish Teens in Baltimore next month.
What’s the difference between an ‘organization’ and a ‘movement’? The collaboration between BBYO and Repair the World taking place over MLK Weekend illustrates how two organizations are using a movement model to engage teens and change lives.
More than 4,000 of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from around the world are coming to the Inner Harbor for IC 2016 to experience the community that BBYO creates. And this is just a taste of the BBYO experience. This year, BBYO will reach more than 80,000 teens in 35 countries with an AZA and BBG membership that will surpass 19,000 leaders. These teens plus more than 400,000 alumni make up the BBYO family. Playing host to this powerful movement is a turning point for BBYO in Baltimore.
Since 1987, hundreds of volunteers have traveled to dozens of countries around the world as part of the Global Jewish Service Corps.
Now, in a global partnership between JDC and BBYO, two participants are stationed in a corner of the world where JDC Entwine has not worked before: Scandinavia.
A New Orleans BBYO reunion weekend is being planned around the theme of reconnect, renew and rebirth - reconnecting with old friends and renewing those relationships, while supporting the rebirth of BBYO in New Orleans.
As summer begins to wrap up, BBYO North Florida Region is gearing up for its best year yet! Several teens from this region and the Central Florida community have recently returned from life changing experiences at BBYO Summer Programs.
South Jersey Region BBYO closed out the month of September with its first BBYO night of the year. After a successful regional kickoff at Sahara Sam’s and multiple chapter kickoffs, members of South Jersey Region came together to continue the great beginning of the year.