In Memphis, BBYO is prevalent, and one of the chapters is Israel H. Peres AZA. The chapter is made up of around 60 young Jewish men who come together to have Jewish experiences, become closer with the other Jewish youth in the community, and to take leadership roles.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the lovely ladies of Reba Wadel BBG No. 349 asked a very important question: Why can't womanhood be pluralistic? Why can't we define our own womanhood? Many people have confronted this question, but the social stigma surrounding this topic is still strong.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, 40 Jewish teens came together for a unique Havdalah experience at the Bellevue Berry Farm. BBYO, Omaha Temple Youth Group, and Lincoln Temple Youth Group teens planned and led a wonderful program that included icebreaker activities to get to know each other, a "speed dating" activity on the bus ride to the Farm, and an unforgettable Havdalah service led by Benjamin Brodkey and Max Kohll.
The entire community is invited to join Omaha Jewish teens in celebration of BBYO s Global Shabbat, Friday, Nov. 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the JCC Auditorium. Planned, organized, and led by local Jewish teens, the evening includes Shabbat services, led by Aleph Shliach Benjamin Brodkey.
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.