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Sep 6, 2011

Action Alert: Help Free Alan Gross

The BBYO International Executives Body passed a motion to encourage the U.S. government to intensify diplomatic efforts to secure the release of Alan Gross from Cuba.

Jul 15, 2011

Teens Travel to Washington, DC, to Take on Human Rights and Genocide

On Sunday, June 26, 61 teens from across the United States, Canada and Bulgaria will come together in Washington, DC, for a unique summit called "Human Rights and Genocide Summit " (HRGS) focused on exploring the Jewish values related to standing up for groups in need. The HRGS, sponsored by the PANIM Institute of BBYO, asks participants to answer the following questions: What is Genocide? Where are Human Rights being challenged? What's the Jewish response to genocide?

Jun 1, 2011

BBYO Impact Study Highlights Lasting Effects of BBYO Experience

BBYO's recently released Impact Study takes a look at the impact of participation in the short, medium and long term. Overall, BBYO is having a remarkably positive impact. The BBYO experience results in young adults who are more inclined to have Jewish friends, believe that being Jewish plays an important role in their lives, hold leadership roles in their community and are committed to having Jewish families.

Mar 1, 2011

March is Advisor Appreciation Month

Each year BBYO strives to offer tens of thousands of Jewish teens character building and leadership development experiences that will enrich lives, create meaningful friendships, and instill the confidence one needs to succeed in life. Central to creating these experiences are hundreds of chapter advisors, constantly striving to share with your children some of life’s key lessons. In an effort to recognize these individuals and show our appreciation, BBYO is proud to dedicate the month of March as a time to honor our chapter advisors.

Feb 28, 2011

BBYO Announces Alumni of the Year

BBYO is proud to announce its 2011 Alumni of the Year awards to Abigail Porth and Steven Windmueller!

Feb 2, 2011

Hundreds of Teen Leaders Gather in LA for 2011 International Convention

Los Angeles, Calif. will host more than 750 Jewish teen leaders from more than 11 countries on February 17 – 21 for BBYO’s 85th Annual International Convention (IC). For the past eight decades, this convention serves to unite the rising leaders of AZA and BBG to set the course for the coming year, determine strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connect teens to the worldwide Jewish community.

Dec 8, 2010

BBYO Statement on Fires in Northern Israel

Due to extreme drought and fueled by strong winds, the worst wildfire in the Israel's history originated in the Carmel Forest and raged across Israel's northern communities to the edges of Haifa, the country's third largest city. More than 40 Israelis were killed in the fires, including a 16-year-old volunteer from the JDC's AMEN Volunteer Service Corps, a BBYO partner agency. Buildings were burned, homes were destroyed and thousands of families were displaced.

Nov 10, 2010

BBYO Summer Experiences Registration Now Open!

Last year, more than 1,500 teens took part in BBYO Summer Experiences. They developed their leadership skills, served new communities, made friendships that will last for years to come and traveled the world. What program will you attend this summer?

Oct 18, 2010

BBYO Teens Join Hundreds of Teen Activists in Nation's Capital in Support of Strong U.S.-Israel Relationship

More than 125 teens representing BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic teen movement, traveled from across the United States to Washington, DC, from October 3-5, to participate in the sixth annual Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit. More than 500 students from 28 states and 131 high schools attended the Israel advocacy and activism seminar.

Sep 22, 2010

Four BBYO Alumni Selected as JDC Jewish Service Corp Fellows

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and BBYO, Inc., the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, announce the selection of four inaugural fellows to serve in a new overseas service initiative for BBYO alumni, the JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellowship. This fall Ben Becker, Laura Himmelstein, Ariana Neustein and Paulina Zaharieva will join the JDC’s Jewish Service Corps for one year to help communities with their most pressing welfare, Jewish renewal and humanitarian needs while developing teen programming and connections to Jewish life through BBYO’s innovative leadership programming and international network. The JDC-BBYO Global Service Fellowship is receiving initial support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

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