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Dec 17 2014

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Hanukkah brings together Jewish teens, South High students

Two groups of teenagers from very different Columbus communities came together last night to usher in Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival Lights. The kids from South High School, many of them Christian, learned a few Israeli dance moves, discovered why Hanukkah lasts for eight days, lit the first...

Dec 15 2014

Atlanta Jewish Times

Today’s Not So Different from Our Day: BBYO IC 2015 is Proving It

You wouldn't think that I, a father of an 11-year old and 8-year old, would have much in common with a couple of 17 year-old girls. A couple of years ago, I wouldn't have thought so either, but the second I mentioned to my kids’ babysitters that I was in BBYO in high school, that...

Dec 12 2014

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Youth groups join together to fight hunger at the ‘Hunger Games’

Raising awareness of hunger was one of the reasons 289 local Jewish teenagers came together through BBYO for a pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” last month.

Dec 12 2014

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Silicon Valley 40 Under 40: Tomer Kagan

Led by a strong belief in the importance of maintaining an open and competitive mobile ecosystem around the world, Kagan has built a company with international offices and achieved global backing for his vision from Alibaba Group and other major global investors.

Dec 12 2014

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Greenwich's Temple Sholom Teens Volunteer With Habitat For Humanity

Teenagers from Greenwich's Temple Sholom’s Judah BBYO chapter, Temple Sholom’s teen choir, and JTeen of Westchester completed a community service initiative after volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Dec 11 2014

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Best Decision I Ever Made

What is BBYO? I probably hear this question at least two times every day from family, friends and teachers, Jewish and not. Here’s the simple answer: BBYO is a Jewish pluralistic youth movement for ninth- through 12-graders to have meaningful experiences and connect to their Judaism.

Dec 10 2014

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BBYO teen "shakes it off" for her dad, and others

A crowd of teens, many bedecked in Hawaiian leis and grass skirts, are dancing in a hotel conference room, led by a trio of girls holding hand-lettered signs, “DANCE,” “SHAKE,” “DONATE.” 

Dec 10 2014

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Kicking back in the AZA Sports League in South Jersey

Aleph Zadik Aleph Athletics (or AZAA) is not only a tradition throughout South Jersey Region AZA, but also a way for the guys of SJR to have a great deal of fun every Sunday from 9-11. Alephs of South Jersey get to know each other and bond as brothers through sports.

Dec 09 2014

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At P’tach Lo II: Putting Essential Questions into Practice

Last May, I wrote an article advocating for the inclusion of essential questions (EQs) at the center of experiential Jewish education as a means of creating purpose-driven, creative and fun programs.