Feb 15 2019

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Largest donation to youth group yet made to BBYO

Chicago industrialist Theodore Perlman and his wife, Harriette, announced a $25 million gift in Denver at the organization’s international conference, attended by 5,500-plus teens and adults.

Feb 07 2019

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BBYO International Convention comes to Denver

More than 3,000 teens will converge upon Denver for the BBYO international convention over Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-18.

Dec 16 2018

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On Dec. 7, BBYO celebrated the 2018 Global Shabbat with an unprecedented interfaith Shabbat dinner, inviting teen youth groups of many faiths to come together in peace to build community.

Nov 29 2018

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From Kiev To Croatia, Jewish Teen Life Is Thriving Against The Odds

I was at an Active Jewish Teens (AJT) convention that brought together nearly 450 Jewish teenagers from 15 countries, mostly in the former Soviet Union, to celebrate being Jewish and learn about their traditions and history.

Nov 26 2018

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Is It Ever Too Early? Training Teens on Safety, Respect and Equity in the Workplace

My first exposure to leadership was in preschool when, at the age of five, I was asked to plan our graduation gala. I was thrilled. Possibilities for celebration feel endless when you are five. However, my selection to the role was accompanied by a stipulation.

Nov 21 2018

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Stand Up Initiative aiding the community through Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam

A main focus of BBYO in South Jersey is Tikkun Olam and Tzekakah, which is a part of our Stand Up Initiative.

Nov 20 2018

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Anti-Semitic Acts Take Place at Hall High School in West Hartford, Students Organize Response

Two students at West Hartford’s Hall High School were the victims of anti-Semitic acts on Tuesday, and the administration and a group of students are now working together on a plan to bring an effective educational program to the Hall community.

Nov 11 2018

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At Largest Jewish Teen Gathering in the Former Soviet Union, a New Generation Leads and Creates Community

For thousands of Jewish teens and young adult leaders in the former Soviet Union, building Jewish life, connecting with one another, and serving their communities have become central tenants to their Jewish identity. 

Nov 07 2018

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Amazing volunteer advisors help BBYO chapters reach greater heights

South Jersey Region’s advisors are all fantastic people who generously donate their time to stand with the members and encourage them to be role models and outstanding characters in the community.