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Feb 16 2017

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BBYO teens come together to celebrate diversity

BBYO’s annual winter Kallah, held at the Hilton Hartford Hotel in Connecticut in late January, drew 85 New England Region teens and 240 from the Connecticut Valley Region for a weekend of celebrating Shabbat, learning about leadership, themselves and the world around them, becoming closer...

Feb 12 2017

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In Ukraine, Finding Home and Rewriting History

I‘m astonished that Jewish life in Odessa and other former communist countries is thriving and almost unrecognizable to the stories of my youth.

Feb 10 2017

BBYO teens come together to celebrate diversity

BBYO’s annual winter Kallah, held at the Hilton Hartford Hotel in Connecticut in late January, drew 85 New England Region teens and 240 from the Connecticut Valley Region for a weekend of celebration.

Feb 09 2017

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BBYO IC comes to North Texas

BBYO’s 93rd International Convention will take place downtown from Feb. 16 through Feb. 20, with more than 2,500 teenagers arriving, as well as huge numbers of staff, volunteers and guests. It will be the largest conference in the program’s history.

Feb 08 2017

BBYO Regional Director Honored

Arielle Buxbaum, one of the Liberty Region’s B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s (BBYO) regional directors, was named recipient of the Arnie Weiner Award at BBYO’s annual Professional Staff Conference.

Feb 02 2017

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Free to Be You and Me: BBYO Celebrates Diversity

On January 27th, 325 Jewish teens gathered at the Hilton Hartford Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. For what? A weekend of BBYO. 85 New England Region (NER) teens and 240 Connecticut Valley Region (CVR) teens joined forces for their annual Winter Kallah, themed “Free to Be You and Me.”

Feb 01 2017

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Err on the Side of Adulthood: Encouraging Teens to Explore Conflict

During my time in the Baltics, I worked with an incredible group of smart and talented Jewish teens. Fresh out of college, my brain was teeming with questions about Jewish identity that I had explored myself that I very much wanted to ask them.

Jan 31 2017

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Students make it happen at BBYO

BBYO-Wisconsin Region is part of the North American BBYO movement. BBYO once stood for B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, but it’s now an independent organization that’s simply named BBYO. 

Jan 27 2017

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Channeling Experience and Energy into Action: Jewish Teens Reflect on This Week’s Events

In Judaism we learn to embrace others. To operate from a place of understanding (binah) and kindness (chesed), and to have empathy (rachamim). The past week’s events left people feeling every emotion from hurt, to excitement, to sadness, to elation, to confusion...