Wendy Armon attends B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp to conduct a Sensitivity Training on being respectful of kids from interfaith homes with Rabbi Robyn Frisch for the B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) Kallah program.
After a long plane ride to Baltimore, Maryland, I arrived at the BWI airport and was greeted by staff members of the BBYO program that I was attending, Impact:DC. This program’s goal was to teach Jewish youth from around the world about issues in the Washington, DC community and ways to combat them.
Today, BBYO is a welcoming home to the more than 40,000 Jewish teens who take part in programming around the world. Participants find a safe place where they can be themselves, learn, lead, serve and have fun with friends who become brothers and sisters.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, teens from Temple Sholom’s Judah BBYO chapter, along with the Greenwich synagogue’s teen choir and JTeen of Westchester, gathered in New Rochelle to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
More than 200 BBYO teen leaders, volunteer advisors and staff from the Connecticut Valley, New England, Westchester and Big Apple regions gathered for a week of learning and training in preparation for the coming year.