On Thursday, Nov. 21, BBYO Lonestar Region brought together more than 200 middle school and high school students from across Houston to see an exclusive pre-screening of the new “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie and to raise awareness about hunger in the community.
On Dec. 5, BBYO honored Rachel Kronowitz and Mark Plotkin with the Philip Berg Distinguished Alumni Award at the ninth annual Celebration of BBYO for their involvement in both the international Jewish youth organization and the D.C. community.
Brittany Bruck recently returned from coordinating BBYO’s Fall Teen Issue Summit, Hunger Is Not A Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness and Advocacy, where nearly 80 teens met in Detroit, Michigan to learn, volunteer and advocate to fight hunger.
When 2,200 BBYO teens joined forces with 1,000 members of NFTY — the North American Federation of Temple Youth represents the younger cohort of the Reform movement — for a day of joint learning sessions in Atlanta on Feb. 14, Christiansen found that the teens had more in common than he realized.
From Bulgaria to Canada, Argentina to Macedonia, there is an unbelievably diverse Jewish population out there that, despite centuries of assimilation threats and persecution, has formed strong communities that are deeply committed to sustaining Jewish life.