BBYO is not your typical youth group. It’s a worldwide teen movement, bringing together high school students from all over the globe, with all types of interests and from all types of Jewish backgrounds. Your BBYO experience can be whatever you want it to be. Looking to make new friends? Need to improve your leadership skills? Want to make a difference in the world? Love to play sports? Enjoy traveling to new places and meeting new people? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Their childhoods were stripped from them. Seventy years later, we—teens who are enjoying what they couldn’t when they were our age—are part of the last generation with the opportunity to hear firsthand from those who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust.
Michele Rodri was 7 years old when a pair of Nazi storm troopers plucked her out of a game of hopscotch outside her Paris home. Telling her story to a group of Southern California teens at Shabbat dinner on the evening of Nov. 6, Rodri lifted her plastic plate to demonstrate the ease with which they hoisted her into the back of a truck.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the lovely ladies of Reba Wadel BBG No. 349 asked a very important question: Why can't womanhood be pluralistic? Why can't we define our own womanhood? Many people have confronted this question, but the social stigma surrounding this topic is still strong.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, 40 Jewish teens came together for a unique Havdalah experience at the Bellevue Berry Farm. BBYO, Omaha Temple Youth Group, and Lincoln Temple Youth Group teens planned and led a wonderful program that included icebreaker activities to get to know each other, a "speed dating" activity on the bus ride to the Farm, and an unforgettable Havdalah service led by Benjamin Brodkey and Max Kohll.