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Apr 4, 2017

13,000 Teens Serve Communities Worldwide as Part of International Day of Jewish Youth Service

Approximately 13,000 Jewish teens in more than 90 communities across 20 countries are participating in a day of community service and improvement projects this spring as part of J‑Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service

Feb 15, 2017

‘First-of-its-Kind’ Jewish Roommate Finder App Launches in Apple App and Google Play Stores

Designed to help college students connect with potential roommates, Joomie debuts at largest annual gathering of Jewish teens worldwide, BBYO International Convention

Feb 9, 2017

Igniting a Global Renaissance of Jewish Teen Life, ‘Game-Changing’ Conference to Draw Largest Crowd Ever

At a time when many young people are feeling disconnected from institutional life, thousands of Jewish teens will converge in Dallas on Presidents’ Day weekend for a conference featuring figures from the worlds of politics, activism, entertainment and business who have aimed to “change the game.”

Jan 30, 2017

Coalition of Jewish Teens Statement on a Changing World

We are inspired to assemble as NFTY, USY, NCSY, BBYO, and Young Judaea, united under the shared goal of providing teens with meaningful Jewish experiences. We, the peer-elected leadership of national and global Jewish youth movements, representing tens of thousands of Jewish teens, are observing the traditions and evolution of American democracy closely.

Dec 1, 2016

Hundreds of ‘Gamechangers’ Across the World Unite to Celebrate an Unforgettable Shabbat with Jewish Teens

From the United States to the Balkans to Argentina and everywhere in between, more than 500 local BBYO chapters in hundreds of communities across 20 countries will take part in BBYO’s Global Shabbat 2016, an annual highlight in which Jewish teen leaders host simultaneous Friday night, Saturday morning and Havdalah services and/or accompanying programs, uniting as a movement in a truly international celebration of the joy of Shabbat.

Sep 6, 2016

BBYO Launches $90 Million Campaign with $30 Million of Support

Gifts totaling $28.8 million from two long-time funders lead effort for BBYO to expand its capacity and double its growth rate over the next five years

Feb 16, 2016

Largest Teen Gathering of the Year Inspires Jewish Youth and Adults to Do Great Things

“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.”

Jan 28, 2016

Global Leaders Gather in Baltimore to Inspire Jewish Teens to Change the World

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.

Nov 4, 2015

Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors to Celebrate Shabbat with Jewish Teens Worldwide

More than 500 communities worldwide will come together for BBYO’s Global Shabbat, themed A Shabbat to Remember, this November 6-7, just days before the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Aug 17, 2015

BBYO Teen Leaders Re-Commit to Gender Inclusivity

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.

Aug 3, 2015

BBYO Welcomes New Director of Jewish Enrichment

BBYO is delighted to announce the hire of a new Director of Jewish Enrichment (DJE), Aleeza Adelman of New Orleans, LA, originally from Newton, MA.

Jul 20, 2015

Shabbat to Remember Launches 50th Anniversary Kallah Jewbilee

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.

Jul 7, 2015

Discovery Communications Selects BBYO for Creating Change Initiative

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.”

Apr 20, 2015

Greater Jersey Hudson River Region Teens Stand Up for Breast Cancer Research

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.

Mar 17, 2015

BBYO BAR & Bloomingdale’s Partner to Stand Up to Violence Against Women

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.

Mar 16, 2015

Joey Eisman Awarded AIPAC Faculty Advisor of the Year

BBYO is thrilled to announce that BBYO professional staff member Joey Eisman received the AIPAC Faculty Advisor of the Year Award at AIPAC Policy Conference 2015 earlier this month in Washington, DC.

Feb 27, 2015

Eitan Milgram Receives BBYO Alumnus of the Year Award

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.

Feb 17, 2015


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.

Jan 29, 2015

BBYO IC 2015 Takes Atlanta With Over 3,000

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.

Dec 4, 2014

15,000 Youth "Can-Tribute" 200,000 Pounds of Food to Fight Hunger at Thanksgiving

BBYO and Partner for Teen-Led Food Drive Campaign

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