AROUND THE GLOBE
Welcome to our newest section of Parent Pulse, BBYO Around the Globe. Our Movement spans 60+ countries, and each issue we’ll bring you a highlight from one of our global communities. To kick things off, we invite you to get to know BBYO Argentina!
Argentina is thrilled to celebrate ten years of success as a BBYO region, having embraced hundreds of teens and their families into the global BBYO Movement over the past decade. In 2011, BBYO expanded its reach to Argentina with activities, programs, and daily operations in Buenos Aires through an initial partnership with local community organization Hebraica, and today BBYO reaches approximately 2,000 teens across more than 16 chapters throughout Latin America—and continues to grow!
Home to five chapters in the greater Buenos Aires area, and with more on the way in the capital region as well as throughout the country, BBYO Argentina has had a tremendous impact on the community offering meaningful experiences, Jewish enrichment, and lifelong friends to both affiliated and unaffiliated Jewish families alike. The region is thrilled to be led by teen leaders who are the backbone of creating programs and making decisions for the future of BBYO Argentina. When teens join committees, are elected to chapter and regional boards, and take part in interest groups, they influence the direction of the region and shape the programs that are important and relevant to them. With accessible, fun, and meaningful events driving us, BBYO is thriving in this important, large, and spirited Jewish community.
To commemorate a decade of excellence, BBYO Argentina will host a celebration event in November where members, community partners, and alumni will gather together for an evening of dancing, music, food, games, arts, and so much more at one of Buenos Aires’ most iconic places, the Recoleta Cultural Center. This event will kick off a series of tenth anniversary celebrations throughout the year.
As BBYO’s professional leadership in Latin America, we look forward to celebrating these ten years while setting our sights on an even bolder next decade that will be filled with Movement milestones and further strengthen the future of Latin American Jewry. To stay up to date on all things BBYO Argentina, follow us at @bbyoarg and be sure to reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in learning more.
Here’s to an incredible first decade of BBYO Argentina; we already can’t wait for the 20th!
Director, BBYO Latin America
Director, Chapter Development Latin America