More than ever, presidential hopefuls are scrambling after the youth vote, the term widely used to refer to voters ages 18-34. With the Facebook/YouTube/iPod generation positioned to make an enormous impact on the upcoming election, the trend has trickled down, and teens who are not yet old enough to vote, still want to have their say.
On October 11, more than 150 BBYO alumni and entertainment industry professionals joined together at BBYO's first annual Los Angeles Gala where the Inspiration Award was presented by Garry Marshall to Henry Winkler for his dedication to the Jewish community throughout his more than 30-year career in the entertainment industry.
With a goal of addressing one of the Jewish community's most pressing issues, the Jim Joseph Foundation has just awarded BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, up to $2.5 million to implement a major professional leadership development initiative.
Hundreds of future doctors, rabbis, politicians, business executives and Jewish community leaders will gather at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas, February 15-19, for the largest-ever International Convention of BBYO.
A delegation of almost 300 teens representing BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, joined people of all ages, religions and political affiliations in New York City on September 17 as part of Save Darfur: Voices to Stop Genocide.
A 25-person delegation of Jewish teens representing BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic teen movement, traveled from all over the United States to Washington, DC, March 5-7, to participate in the largest-ever annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
During their high school years, most teenagers wrestle with what seems like endless questions, and very few answers. Questions that, as I now look back, allowed me to explore and connect with my heritage and culture, and to develop my Jewish identity.