Youth and teenagers representing local Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Unitarian Universalist congregations participated on August 22 in the building of a wheelchair ramp on Walnut Street in Binghamton, the home of a wheelchair-bound person in need of a ramp.
More than 250 teens came together at the Sheraton Hotel in Windsor Locks August 18-23 for “B’yachad RLTI” – the convention of the Connecticut Valley Region BBYO’s Regional Leadership Training Institute. The Connecticut Valley Region (CVR) was joined by four other regions — Manhattan, Westchester, Big Apple, and New England – who shared resources and together learned successful leadership techniques.
Close to 100 Jewish teen leaders of BBYO, the pluralistic Jewish youth movement, recently gathered for an annual conference where they worked together to set the BBYO Movement's priorities for the coming year. One motion that came out of the meeting was to re-commit to gender inclusivity.
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).