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Oct 26 2016

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BBYO international president visits Cleveland

Ellie Bodker, left, international president of BBYO, and Sophie Ruttenberg, regional president of BBYO Ohio Northern Region, stand outside Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. 

Oct 26 2016

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Excitement is building for the coming year of SJR-BBYO

Over Presidents’ Day Weekend 2017, more than 4,000 of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from across the world will come together in Dallas for BBYO International Convention 2017.

Sep 06 2016

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Kolot – 10 days that changed my life

There’s a difference between hearing someone’s story and having a brief desire to make an impact, and waking up the next day and putting in the effort to make that impact.

Sep 04 2016

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Area high school and college students share how they spent their ‘Jewish Summers.’

Rafting down the Jordan River. Hiking up Masada. Floating in the Dead Sea. Praying at the Western Wall. Riding a camel.

Sep 01 2016

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Sharing Stories of Jewish Service in Advance of “Service Matters”

I am a 17-year-old Jewish teen. I am just 5 feet tall, but I know that my voice far exceeds my stature. That’s not something I always believed.

Aug 25 2016

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Why We Attend the Summit on Jewish Teens

The entire Jewish community must face the multi-faceted challenge of engaging our youth. Our collective Jewish future depends on it. No single approach, organization, funder or community will succeed if we do not think and act differently than in the past. That’s why we are flying across...

Aug 25 2016

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A Turning Point for Area’s Jewish Community

“As enormous changes unfold around us and throughout the world, BBYO’s leadership, both teen and adult, realize that the future of the Jewish community is brighter when we all come together,” said Matthew Grossman, BBYO Chief Executive Officer. “With 2,400 teens joining...

Jul 20 2016

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Adults can join BBYO March of the Living

It is something I’d thought about doing for some time, but wasn’t sure such a deep immersion in the Holocaust was right for me. However when presented with the opportunity to join the BBYO North America delegation comprised of 120 Jewish teens and 20 adults, I elected to participate.

Jun 02 2016

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Lasting Inspiration

Andy Gutman was the quiet adult adviser in the corner for a generation of teen boys active in two AZA chapters, yet he left an indelible mark.