Nov 20 2019

Jewish Community Voice

SJR BBYO teens inspired by NYC trip to see Auschwitz exhibit

Members of South Jersey Region BBYO had the opportunity to participate in a truly special trip to New York on Nov. 7. Spending the day (and evening) in the city, teen participants visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and more.

Oct 30 2019

BuzzFeed News

At 6, She Lost Her Best Friend In The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting. At 7, She’s Still Struggling With Trauma

A year after 11 of their own were killed in an anti-Semitic attack, Jewish children and teens in Pittsburgh are still coping with the trauma: “This will affect her her whole life — it’s not something that will just go away.”

Sep 25 2019

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Great activities kick off new year at South Jersey Region BBYO

South Jersey Region (SJR) BBYO’s 2019-2020 programming year is in full swing, as its chapters have spent the last few weeks planning, promoting,

Sep 19 2019

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Leadership is getting younger

Five years ago, as one of my first tasks as newly-appointed CEO of the JLC, I signed off on our supporting the Jewish News campaign to nominate 40 Under 40 and 25 Under 25.

Sep 02 2019

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Jared Berklee and fellow BBYO Ambassadors bond in Italy

Tulane sophomore Jared Berklee traveled to Israel for the Alumni Leadership Seminar in Israel (ALSI). He went for training as a lead counselor in BBYO’s Perlman summer program.

Aug 20 2019

eJewish Philanthropy

BBYO as a Case Study in Jewish Teen Engagement

It is no accident that the leaders of many of our religious, communal and policy-making bodies trace their commitment to their respective youth movements. But more particularly, the singular impact of BBYO on American Jewish communal and religious leadership ought not to be minimized.

Aug 01 2019

eJewish Philanthropy

A Shabbat to Remember and Never Forget

Shabbat is more than just a “day off” for many Jews around the world. It’s often referred to as a day of physical and spiritual joy which is used to rest and reconnect with family and friends.

Jul 10 2019

The Times of Israel

A Journey into a Community Rebuilding from the Heart of Horror

I hadn’t comprehended that I was going to Germany with BBYO. I hadn’t taken in that I was about to learn more about my Jewish roots, meet Jewish teens from the other side of the world, and – as always – have fun.

Jul 05 2019

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As a child of Russian Jews, I used to worry I wasn’t Jewish enough. A teen trip to Germany changed my mind.

My Jewish experience is very different from those of my friends. My parents emigrated from Moscow to Tel Aviv to San Francisco.