Austinite Ryan Ladd won election as Vice President of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO/AZA) International Executive Board at the organization's international convention held over Presidents' Day Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
In May 2010, I was just trying to make it through my last couple weeks of junior high school. I had recently joined a small youth group, BBYO, which stands for B'nai B'rith Youth Organization. It's a youth group for Jewish teens in grades eight through 12. Not only have I made a bunch of new friends, but I also believe this program has made me a better Jew.
The Last Word with Michaela Brown- newly elected international mazkirah for B'nai B'rith Youth Organization Michaela Brown, 16, from Sterling, fell in love with B'nai B'rith Youth Organization almost instantly after attending her first event in the eighth grade....
Sarah Minion has a big year ahead of her. The 18-year-old Cherry Hill East senior was just elected International N’siah for B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG). Chosen by her peers at the recent BBYO International Convention in Atlanta, Minion will take over the worldwide leadership of the girls’ portion of BBYO in August.
Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
During their high school years, most teenagers wrestle with what seems like endless questions, and very few answers. Questions that, as I now look back, allowed me to explore and connect with my heritage and culture, and to develop my Jewish identity.