Summer on Ambassadors to Bulgaria
As International Presidents traveling to meet our peers around the globe, one of my favorite moments is Shabbat. Shabbat connects our entire Order, from Baltimore to Bulgaria, and everywhere in between. Learning and experiencing how different communities celebrate Shabbat has become one of my favorite parts of visiting these communities. Over the summer, I traveled as part of Ambassadors to Bulgaria and was awestruck walking into the synagogue in Sofia with its high, arched roof, golden chandelier and menorah, and colorful and detailed archways, alongside 50 of my peers from nine countries across the Order. We spent Shabbat with the Bulgarian Jewish community; we davened, laughed, danced, and sang late into the night; we shared stories of what our personal Jewish world is like and bonded over our shared vision of a flourishing Jewish future. Through this incredible experience, we learned what it means to be a global ambassador and make a commitment to learn from our diverse Jewish community.
Learn more about the Ambassadors to Bulgaria program I went on, and the BBYO Summer Experiences that 2,000+ teens attended this past summer.