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Dec 16, 2009

BBYO Summer Registration Now Open

Summer 2010 will be a one of a kind experience! With a menu of more than 20 programs designed for all Jewish teens regardless of BBYO membership, BBYO Summer Experiences allows teens to build a dream summer trip to best suit their interests. Teens interested in travel, community service, Judaism, outdoor adventure, college prep or leadership will find a multitude of options to develop leadership skills within a community of Jewish teens who will become lifelong friends.

Dec 9, 2009

Reflections from BBYO Teen at AIPAC High School Summit

On November 8th-10th, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee held their annual High School Summit. AIPAC is the largest and most powerful political lobby supporting Israel in the United States. The summit was designed to educate high school students on issues involving the Jewish homeland and on how to get involved in politics while still in high school. Hundreds of students attended the summit, and BBYO send the largest delegation, with over eighty students.

Dec 7, 2009

Teens Meet with Members of Congress in Washington, DC

Seventy –eight high school students from around the country came to Washington, DC, for Panim el Panim a four day seminar by PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values of BBYO, to meet participate in service, advocacy and meet with members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol.

Nov 30, 2009

BBYO Wins “Best Large Nonprofit” in Jewish Choice Awards

BBYO is excited to announce that it has won the “Best Large Nonprofit Award” in the South category as part of the inaugural Jewish Choice Awards.

Nov 12, 2009

BBYO Teen Reporters Interview Jewish Leaders at the GA

More than 3,000 Jewish communal leaders gathered in Washington, DC November 8 – 10 for the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, the annual conference of the Jewish federation system. BBYO teens from the DC area were given the unprecedented opportunity of serving as Teen Digital Reporters, asking GA participants the question do you remember when you thought anything was possible (the GA theme)?

Oct 9, 2009

BBYO Teens Stand Up For Those In Need

In an effort to engage youth in service, social justice and philanthropy efforts that are meaningful to them, BBYO has launched a campaign called Stand Up: BBYO’s Campaign For Those in Need, aimed at getting teens involved locally with partner organizations that support causes that matter most to their communities.

Sep 21, 2009

Panim founder reflects on the integration with BBYO

Panim founder reflects on the integration with BBYO

Sep 9, 2009

Estee Portnoy Chosen as one of JWI’s 10 Women to Watch

Every year, Jewish Women International honors extraordinary women whose achievements are inspiring change, and this year BBYO alumna and current Vice Chair of BBYO’s Board of Directors, Estee Portnoy, was named as one of its 10 Women to Watch.

Aug 28, 2009

Philanthropists Pledge $3.5 million for BBYO, Inc and PANIM to Combine and Establish PANIM Institute of Jewish Leadership and Values as Division of BBYO

Recognizing that the future of our Jewish Community depends on the extent to which young people are inspired to explore Jewish values and traditions, two of the Jewish Community’s premier organizations focused on Jewish teens – BBYO and PANIM – are joining forces.

Jun 19, 2009

BBYO Teens Call March of the Living a "Life-Changing Experience"

From April 19 – May 2, 56 BBYO teens participated in the March of the Living, an international, educational program that brings Jewish youth from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom Hazikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.

Jun 11, 2009

BBYO Represents Largest Teen Delegation at AIPAC Policy Conference

Nearly 50 teens representing BBYO traveled from across the country to the nation’s capital on May 3-5 to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, which brings together more than 6,500 activists annually to hear from top Israeli and American policy leaders. The conference is the pro-Israel community’s pre-eminent event, and BBYO teens played an active role this year as the largest high school delegation out of the nearly 200 high school students in attendance.

Jun 11, 2009

BBYO Teens Volunteer Nationwide for J-Serve 2009

Thousands of BBYO teens made up the approximately 10,000 teens that spent April 26, 2009 as a united movement committed to making a difference in more than 70 communities across the country as a part of J-Serve 2009: a national day of Jewish youth service.

Apr 27, 2009

BBYO Featured in New York Jewish Week

An April 22 article in the New York Jewish Week calls BBYO “one of the most successful examples of Jewish youth engagement in recent memory.” The article highlights BBYO’s growth since its independence from B’nai B’rith in 2002, as well as its innovative strategies to engage teens in Jewish life.

Feb 17, 2009

Top Teen Leaders Gather From Around the World for BBYO's Largest International Convention In Its History

More than 750 of the world's leading Jewish communal thinkers – all 18 years of age or younger – gathered in Long Branch, New Jersey from Feb. 12-16 for BBYO's largest International Convention (IC) in its 85-year history. IC set the course for the upcoming year, determining strategies for strengthening BBYO as a youth-led movement and connecting teens to the Jewish community at large.

Dec 1, 2008

BBYO Members Now Receive 10% off Kaplan Test Prep Courses

Committed to helping teens prepare for high school and beyond, BBYO has just secured a partnership with Kaplan Test Prep to provide a 10% discount to BBYO members off any undergraduate prep work and to BBYO Friends & Alumni Network (FAN) members off any graduate prep work.

Nov 1, 2008

BBYO's Professional Development Institute Extended to Two More Graduate School Cohorts

PDI provides a cadre of BBYO professionals an opportunity to earn fully-funded Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and Certificates in Informal Jewish Education from Hebrew College in Boston.

Nov 1, 2008

New Survey Reports BBYO Alumni Value Jewish Connection at a Significantly Higher Rate Than Those in the General Jewish Population

A survey reveals that BBYO has a significantly positive impact on classic indicators of Jewish connection and BBYO alumni value Jewish connection at a much higher rate than do Jews in the general population.

Nov 1, 2008

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

More than 50 teens representing BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic teen movement, traveled from across the United States to Washington, DC, from November 9-11, to participate in the fourth annual Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit.

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