Teenagers from Greenwich's Temple Sholom’s Judah BBYO chapter, Temple Sholom’s teen choir, and JTeen of Westchester completed a community service initiative after volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in New Rochelle, N.Y.
You wouldn't think that I, a father of an 11-year old and 8-year old, would have much in common with a couple of 17 year-old girls. A couple of years ago, I wouldn't have thought so either, but the second I mentioned to my kids’ babysitters that I was in BBYO in high school, that all changed.
BBYO, the worlds leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement and DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, teamed up this fall to launch "Can-Tribute," a campaign that rallied young people across North America to fight hunger in their local community through a food collection drive.
The Lappin Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural awards for teen leadership and Israel advocacy to two BBYO teens. Trevor Brown, 18, of Georgetown, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Youth to Israel Jewish Teen Leadership Award. Andrew Jacobson, 17, of Swampscott, will receive the 2015 Youth to Israel Exceptional Teen Israel Advocate Award.
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.