The local chapters of BBYO, the largest Jewish youth organization in the world, have opened fall recruiting for new members. Jewish high school students interested in meeting other Jewish teens or gaining leadership experience are encouraged to join. San Antonio BBYO has two chapters: Erich Weiss (boys) and Sababa (girls).
On Sunday, Aug. 9, BBYO Lonestar Region #73 chapter Isadore Shapiro AZA #1329 had its first bake sale of the term to earn money for the upcoming year. The bake sale was held at Belden's on North Braeswood Boulevard and New York Bagel Shop on Hillcroft Street. It began at 8:30 a.m. and ended six hours later.
Summer in BBYO is always accompanied by life changing experiences and great trips for members all over the world. Teens in South Jersey Region are no exception. With so many great summer program options, such as Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC), Impact, and Kallah, members of SJR spent their summer learning and growing as Jewish leaders. Every member who went on one of these summer experiences had an unforgettable time, made lifelong friends, and learned invaluable lessons.
Three local Holocaust survivors - Betty Knoop of Armonk, Esther Geizhals of Larchmont and Paul Galan of Suffern, gave a moving presentation about their lives growing up and surviving the murderous Nazi regime, and making new lives in America, before the teenagers from 10 countries at BBYO's International Kallah summer experience at Pearlman Camp in Lake Como, PA.