“As enormous changes unfold around us and throughout the world, BBYO’s leadership, both teen and adult, realize that the future of the Jewish community is brighter when we all come together,” said Matthew Grossman, BBYO Chief Executive Officer. “With 2,400 teens joining together at IC 2016, this event truly offers a unique opportunity for them to see how the BBYO local experience translates into being part of something bigger than themselves – the global Jewish people.”
More than 4,000 teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from across the world will gather in Baltimore this February 11-15 to hear from distinguished change makers and to take part in the unique experience of breaking a Guinness World Record by joining together for the largest Shabbat dinner ever at BBYO International Convention (IC) 2016.
On Friday, August 14, 2015, the Executive Leaders of the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), the high school leadership fraternity and sorority of BBYO, passed a motion to ensure BBYO continues to be fully gender inclusive and pluralistic.
This summer, BBYO’s International Kallah is celebrating its 50th Anniversary: 50 years of fostering Jewish education and identity, building experiences in a safe and fun environment where teens develop a personal connection to Judaism.
Discovery Communications selected BBYO to participate in Creating Change 2014. BBYO, the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement with 100 staff members and more than 600 volunteers, used the partnership with Discovery to produce a talent recruitment video, “Find Yourself Here.”
Pascack Valley BBG and AZA of BBYO Greater Jersey Hudson River Region presented a check for nearly $15,000 to Play for P.I.N.K., a nonprofit breast cancer research organization and their BBYO Stand UP cause.
On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field partnered with BBYO Big Apple Region (BAR), the regional BBYO program serving areas from Great Neck to Staten Island, to raise awareness and break the cycle of violence against women.
BBYO is proud to announce the recipient of the 2015 BBYO Alumnus of the Year Award. Eitan Milgram, a current Chestnut Hill, MA resident, native of San Jose, CA and alum of BBYO Central Region West, received the AZA Alumnus of the Year Award.
BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015 is an annual event that began 90 years ago as a way for BBYO members to connect once a year, but has now grown to be a setting for individuals across the Jewish community to learn, lead and work together toward ensuring a strong Jewish future, spearheaded by the next generation.
BBYO International Convention (IC) 2015 will be a meeting place and classroom for thousands of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from across the world in Atlanta.
When the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization cut the cord with its parent group nearly 15 years ago, there was some separation anxiety. Could the child flourish on her own, even as she kept something of the brand intact by adopting the acronym, BBYO? After all, the parent and the child had been a family, so to speak, for 75 years, with the youth group having a permanent line item in the parent group’s budget.
On Friday, April 8th, PrideBites – the company that my co-founders and I started out of our dorm room just a few short years ago – appeared on ABC’s The Shark Tank and received an investment offer from QVC Queen, Lori Greiner & Cyber Security billionaire, Robert Herjavec.
On Friday, April 1, the newest members of South Jersey Region gathered at the JCC Camps at Medford for our IT convention. The acronym stands for “in training,” which is used to describe these fledgling but capable Alephs and BBGs. This overnight convention was used to help these new members (primarily 8th and 9th graders with select upperclassmen) learn, understand and further develop their love for BBYO. With all attendees excited for the programs to come, the convention finally began.
Over the weekend of January 29, 350 Jewish teens from throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered together in Hartford for the annual Kallah Winter Convention of BBYO Connecticut Valley Region.
I will never forget the first day that I felt singled out by my religion: standing in my third grade classroom on the first day of Passover, I realized I would have to battle the tray of vanilla cupcakes topped with whipped frosting that my classmate had brought in to celebrate her birthday. Honestly, I hated keeping Passover, but I did it anyway because I was eight and it was just what I did.