Mar 17 2014

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Planning with Teens: Whose Goals are These Anyway?

“Begin with the end in mind.” The phrase made famous by Stephen R. Covey in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” reminds us that we need to know where we’re going so we can plan a strategy to get there.

Mar 14 2014

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Creating Human Bridges for Jewish Teens

We joined nearly 2,000 teens from 20 countries in Dallas last month for BBYO’s International Convention (IC). Together, we celebrated 90 years of AZA (the Aleph Zadik Aleph, the male fraternity and leadership program of BBYO) and 70 years of BBG (the B’nai B’rith Girls, the...

Mar 13 2014

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BBYO joins campaign to ban ‘bossy’

BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, is partnering with BBYO alumna and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation (LeanIn.Org) and the Girl Scouts of the USA to “Ban Bossy.” 

Mar 13 2014

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BBYO Great Midwest's Kevin Friduss receives leadership award

BBYO Great Midwest Region is thrilled to announce that Kevin Friduss of Highland Park, and Shabak AZA advisor, was recently awarded the International BBYO David Bittker AZA Advisor of the Year, for his work with the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), BBYO’s renowned leadership development program and...

Mar 06 2014

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Jewish Enrichment in Action: A First Hand Look at BBYO’s International Convention

Several weeks ago, I spent a few days at BBYO’s International Convention (IC) in Dallas, Texas. As others have written, IC was an inspiring gathering of 1,800 Jewish teens, the largest recent gathering of Jewish teens on record.

Mar 05 2014

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Local BBYO delegation inspired at Lone Star State national convention

A roomful of 2,000 passionate Jewish teens from around the world scream at the top of their lungs, excited about the five-day conference full of speakers, Judaism and good times. This is the opening ceremonies of BBYO’s annual International Convention in Dallas, TX.