More than 700 of the world's leading Jewish communal thinkers – all 18 years of age or younger – gathered in the Chicago-area from Feb. 14-18 for BBYO's largest International Convention in its 80+-year history.
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.
Sheri Rosenberg has returned to Nashville to lead the local Jewish youth group for high school students and its counterpart for junior high students, BBYO Connect. As assistant BBYO regional director, she will also have responsibility for helping oversee BBYO chapters in New Orleans and Huntsville, AL.
After a summer apart, the 12 chapters of SJR have respectively kicked off their 2015-2016 year. There was much excitement; it is rough every year to switch from seeing your friends and chapter members every weekend to not seeing them for three months. With everyone scattered at sleepaway camps, BBYO summer programs, or busy with summer jobs, chapter kickoffs couldn’t come soon enough.
Glen Ridge High School freshmen Jessica Muney and Isabella Rossi, in consultation with Judi Youngman, senior executive regional director of the BBYO Greater Jersey Hudson River Region, will open a local coed chapter of the teen-led organization