Jews around the world will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 5th. At a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, we listen to one survivor, Lola Byron, who shares her story with teenaged Jewish girls at a Sabbath dinner aimed at encouraging future generations to know their history and be proud of the Jewish faith.
When the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization cut the cord with its parent group nearly 15 years ago, there was some separation anxiety. Could the child flourish on her own, even as she kept something of the brand intact by adopting the acronym, BBYO? After all, the parent and the child had been a family, so to speak, for 75 years, with the youth group having a permanent line item in the parent group’s budget.
Leah Politi of Columbus BBYO's Aliah BBG chapter was elected to the BBYO International Board at the BBYO International Convention in Baltimore last month. Leah is now the 25th Aym-Ha Chaverot on the 72nd BBG International Board.
On Friday, April 8th, PrideBites – the company that my co-founders and I started out of our dorm room just a few short years ago – appeared on ABC’s The Shark Tank and received an investment offer from QVC Queen, Lori Greiner & Cyber Security billionaire, Robert Herjavec.
On Friday, April 1, the newest members of South Jersey Region gathered at the JCC Camps at Medford for our IT convention. The acronym stands for “in training,” which is used to describe these fledgling but capable Alephs and BBGs. This overnight convention was used to help these new members (primarily 8th and 9th graders with select upperclassmen) learn, understand and further develop their love for BBYO. With all attendees excited for the programs to come, the convention finally began.