One youth group, five months of preparation, one international convention, one international board, and one week.
Thirty-three New England-area teens joined more than 5,000 Jewish teen leaders, educators, thought and business leaders, celebrities, political figures and philanthropists from 48 North American states, districts and provinces, and 36 countries.
As 95 teens from South Jersey Region BBYO departed BBYO’s International Convention, they were tired, excited to bring home what they learned, and overjoyed that one of their own was elected to the 94th International Board of BBYO.
The Connecticut Valley Region of BBYO is widening its reach in order to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for Jewish teens in the Woodbridge and Weston areas.
Delegates traveled from 49 states and 36 countries for the celebration of Jewish teen spirit, listening and learning from speakers in the worlds of entertainment, social justice and Jewish organizational life.
Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold medalist gymnast, told a BBYO conference she drew strength from her Jewish upbringing.
Olympic star gymnast Aly Raisman, who came forward last year as one of the teenage victims of child molester Larry Nassar, urged thousands of Jewish youths gathered in Orlando to speak out whenever they see something wrong or are bullied.
Judaism is practiced and observed in so many ways, and no matter how it is done, it is beautiful.
The month of February is already halfway over and there is still a lot left. On February 3, South Jersey Region BBYO held its annual Tournies spirit competition at the Katz JCC.