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.
A fourth generation BBYO member from Memphis, who is the current president of Rose Belz Kriger BBG, has taken her love for the youth organization one step farther - joining BBYO's International Teen Board as new International Sh'licha (vice president of Jewish Heritage) for the 2015-16 programming year.
BBYO Community Engagement Fellow Ryan Ladd witnessed the Student Government Legislative Assembly at The University of Texas at Austin reject a bill calling for the university to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, as a part of the global BDS movement.
“Thank you for changing my life.” That’s what my new Ukrainian friend, Juli Kovaliova, said to me during our last embrace. In a moment filled with the purest sense of emotion, I did not know how to respond. All I could think to say was, “No, thank you. Thank you for changing my life.”