BBYO members of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, and Rabbi Jack Moline, protested the arrest of Alan Gross outside the Cuban Interests Section in the District on Monday. Protests to pressure Cuba to free Gross are held on a weekly basis.
Thanks to their recent study on New York area Jewish teens, Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies has joined others in calling attention to the fact that teens are “dropping out” of Jewish life following the bar/bat mitzvah experience.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, teens from Temple Sholom’s Judah BBYO chapter, along with the Greenwich synagogue’s teen choir and JTeen of Westchester, gathered in New Rochelle to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
More than 200 BBYO teen leaders, volunteer advisors and staff from the Connecticut Valley, New England, Westchester and Big Apple regions gathered for a week of learning and training in preparation for the coming year.