Just before the lights dimmed at an exclusive showing of the newest Hunger Games movie the night before its mass release, Evan Finkelstein and Leah Kay led a theater filled with about 200 of their teenage peers in a pledge to fight world hunger.
Leading up to BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015, Jewish teens around the world are invited to share their innovative ideas for how to engage more Jewish teens in Jewish life by submitting a video application.
J-SERVE, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, held in Pittsburgh each spring and attended by more than 200 teens annually, will be planned together this year by BBYO, the Agency for Jewish Learning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Volunteer Center and Repair the World.
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.