Feb 19 2019

Jewish Insider

Dispatch from Denver: What it takes to produce ‘SXSW for Jewish teens’

Pulling off a five-day gathering in a sprawling convention center with hundreds of speakers at plenary and breakout sessions is no easy feat.

Feb 15 2019

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$25 million pledge made to help empower Jewish teens, women

The daily flow of #MeToo hasn’t ebbed much since the movement began, and there are still daily accusations of wrongdoings from the government level down to celebrities.

Feb 15 2019

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BBYO receives historic $25 million Pledge to Support Women’s Leadership and Empowerment

Chicago industrialist/philanthropist Ted Perlman and his wife Harriette have pledged $25 million to accelerate BBYO’s initiatives for young Jewish women and teens. 

Feb 15 2019

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Chicago industrialist donates $25 million to BBYO to empower Jewish young women and teens

 A Chicago industrialist has pledged $25 million to a national Jewish youth group to promote initiatives for young Jewish women and teens.

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.