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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.

Oct 24, 2008

More Passport Stamps for Teens - BBYO Expands Summer Travel Portfolio

BBYO has expanded its travel division to incorporate even more destinations for Jewish teens to travel in a safe, group environment.

May 29, 2008

BBYO Sends Largest Teen Delegation on the March of the Living

From April 28 – May 11, 165 BBYO teens attended the March of the Living as part of not only the largest teen delegation of the program, but also the largest delegation in BBYO's history.

May 1, 2008

BBYO Celebrates Israel at 60

As the State of Israel prepares for its 60th anniversary, BBYO teens from around the world are celebrating its history and working to make its future bright.

Mar 17, 2008

BBYO Partners with Hebrew College in Boston on Innovative Professional Development Experience

Hebrew College in Boston and BBYO have announced a partnership in which Hebrew College will provide the Jewish studies module for BBYO's Professional Development Institute.

Mar 3, 2008

Chicago Hosts BBYO’s Largest International Convention Ever

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.

Feb 27, 2008

BBYO Partners with Foundation for Jewish Camping to Provide Families with Incentives of at Least $1500 for Summer Camp

A recent partnership between BBYO and the Foundation for Jewish Camping seeks to provide meaningful Jewish experiences at a price tag parents can appreciate.

Feb 1, 2008 Gives Teens Voice in Upcoming Election

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.

Nov 8, 2007

BBYO Teens’ Landmark Contribution Launches Partnership with JDC

BBYO teens recently donated $52,000 to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Oct 25, 2007

BBYO Honors Henry Winkler at Los Angeles Gala

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.

Apr 1, 2007

Jim Joseph Foundation Awards Major Grant to BBYO

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.

Feb 13, 2007

BBYO’S International Convention at Its Largest in Texas

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.

Nov 15, 2006

BBYO Tour Provides Taste of College Life at University of Texas

Teens from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Tulsa gathered in Austin recently for the first-ever BBYO/Texas Hillel college experience, hosted at the new Topfer Center for Jewish Life.

Sep 17, 2006

BBYO Teens Rally to Stop Genocide in Darfur

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.

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